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