Saturday, July 3, 2010

What I've been up to



This past week I played with fabric some more. I've made a dress (come back tomorrow and I'll share it) and I finished up this- a rolled flower bib necklace.



Are you sick of these yet? I'm a little slow getting around to trying all the latest and greatest so this is my first one. If you haven't made one yet, you should. They are fairly easy. I studied the rosette flower tutorials at You Can Make This ( tutorial link is within the post), The Woman Who Couldn't Sit Still, and Erin Bassett, and a few others.

Ultimately I decided that I liked my flowers made by tying a knot in the end of the strip for the rose "center" and then just twist and roll, gluing with some fabric glue as I go. I tuck and glue the end to the back and then glue the flower to the felt. When it dries, I cut it away so you can't see the felt.

I then arranged my flowers on felt and glued, cut away again so you can't see it. I glued on ribbon, sewed and glued pearl bead strands, and it was pretty much done. The pearl brooch is from Micheals and I sewed it to the two adjoining flowers. I sewed pearl beads to some centers, and glued acrylic gems and brads to others (before arranging, as I was making each flower).

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3 comments:

  1. I totally love this! What a great choice of color!

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  2. Great job on the necklace! i haven't made any of the fabric flowers, they really look great!Love the mix of colors you have going!

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  3. I'm in the process of making my first flower necklace and I used your picture as inspiration. I'll let you know how it turns out!

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