Tuesday, May 24

"Tickled Pink" - A Statement Necklace Tutorial

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I recently made a "statement necklace"
& I thought I'd share how to make them.


You all know how I love the thrift store!
I started this project by picking out some sweaters 
{with colors that I thought look great together}
at D.I. Then I just basically made lots of little sweater
flowers. CLICK HERE for a detailed tutorial on
how to make them.  To make the rosette above, I just kept
wrapping the sweater strip around & stitching it into 
place until it was the size I desired.


I sewed beading or buttons in the centers of some of the flowers.
Then I placed the flowers on a piece of felt until I liked the
way they were arranged. 


I used a hot glue gun to affix the sweater flowers to the felt.
I also used various buttons in the design.


Once all the flowers & buttons were glued on, 
I cut off the excess felt around the flowers.


This is how it looks on the back. You can see the stitching where
I sewed some of the embellishments on & the silver necklace
that attaches to the ribbon. I usually hot glue another piece of
felt on the back to make the necklace stiffer & to hide the stitching.


I've made some others as well.
The one below has rosettes made from book pages in it . . .


I'm wearing this one in my profile photo . . .



Here's another look at the latest . . . 




I'm linking up to these great parties . . .


A Diamond in the Stuff
Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at The Stories of A 2 Z
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring
Pinkalicious Thursday at Frugalicious Me
Friday Flair at Whipperberry

14 comments:

  1. Maybe first in will be best dressed!..Gorgeous giveaway and I love following your blog..xx

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  2. These necklaces are beautiful. I would love to win. I have been a follower for some time.

    (PS I really love the dress form in the first shot - would love to learn more about it!

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  3. You are one talented lady. I'd love to win!

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  4. As always, another great post with another great idea! I would love to make a "statement" with that piece! Thanks!

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  5. That is seriously spectacular! I love it. I'm a new follower but I promise I would have been even if there was no giveaway involved:)

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  6. Oh Me! Me! Pick Me! Awwww, I know you will be fair and on the up and up ... but I really hope I win! Take care and see you Friday for the linky party!!! jules

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  7. I love your necklaces! I'd LOVE for you to share this post on Pinkalicious Thursday!
    http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/05/puttin-on-show.html

    I'm a new follower too! Love the name of your blog.
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  8. Hi,
    I love your necklaces! I've become a follower; please enter me for the giveaway,
    Stacia Roble

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  9. Gorgeousness! I'd love to win your fabulous necklace :)

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  10. I may be too late to win but I had to tell you how much I love these! Your blog is beautiful ... I'm your newest follower.

    And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  11. Just gorgeous!
    I have just the perfect top to go with it:a white linen shirt dress (I wear it over jeans).
    Thank you for offering it to all of us :)
    I think I should try making one, too!
    Blessings and joy to you as you make your home!
    ~Leslie

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  12. Those necklaces are beautiful!
    PS- You must have had babies at the age of 12- how are you a GRANDMA ??! Please post a tutorial on how to stay so young looking :)

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