Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I'm just dying for spring these days. To try and help welcome spring with open arms, I recently starting making flower necklaces. I mostly used the tutorial posted here by Little Miss Momma.
These necklaces are super easy and super CHEAP. I used about 3" cuttings of the inexpensive ($3.99/yard) cotton at Joann's and some of the 72" by the yard felt for the backing. The chain and clasps were also in my jewelry making stash, but you could pick up a bag of chain and clasps for just a few bucks. The ribbon are just spools of grey and cream double-sided satin for $2.99/spool, which were purchased with 40% coupons. I did fold under the ends of the ribbons and sewed the edges in a box shape to keep it from fraying. I have lots of ribbon leftover and plan to use them to do more embellishing of cardigans.
Here are what they look like on. Super fun and definitely statement pieces, especially the cream one with those 7 flowers. For probably less than $5 per necklace, you can't complain. This tutorial could be used to make any kind of necklace, really, with any kind of flower, or cluster of buttons, or pins or whatever you like. You could even use scraps of old t-shirts or printed fabrics instead of buying pieces like I did. Now, bring on the warmer weather!