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Philippians 4:8







Monday, January 24, 2011

Fabric and Bead Necklaces


I have a blouse made out of this fabric, because the hem was too long; I cut the bottom off and I kept the scrap material.
I folded  a 16" long by 2 1/2" long strip in half length wise and sewed it closed length wise (leaving open the two ends.)
You  will have a long tube to work with now.
I had some wooden beads about the size of a gumball. I put one bead inside this fabric tube and then a plastic bead on the outside, and then another wooden bead inside etc...
...continuing the process until the necklace is the length desired.
I used SCULPEY baking clay from Michael's craft store to design  and mold a rose, and then some leaves. The directions for the baking time are on the package.
I had some bobbles from some old earrings and necklaces which I put on a chain and connected (dangling) from the rose.
You can tie the necklace shut or add on a clasp by sewing one on, or use snaps.
It is fun to have a necklace that matches my blouse perfectly!
The sculpey is about $2.00 and it made 4 roses.
The fabric was free and I had the wooden balls in my Craft bucket along with the beads.
I would guess the necklace costs about $5.00

I didn't have anymore beads for this necklace, so I wrapped yarn around the inside beads from the outside.You could just tie knots between the beads. You would have to make a longer tube however!


I made this one from a hankie. My daughter will use this one if she ever goes line-dancing again. It matches her RED boots.



Here is one I am working on so you can get the idea.
They are fun, quick, and easy to make. May I suggest that you make your flowers ahead of time so that everything can be put together at one time.

2 comments:

  1. Coming through from the #BlizzardBlogHop and I just had to say these necklaces are beautiful!! You should be opening an Etsy shop with these little lovlies.

    Take care!!
    Dee

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  2. Welcome to my blog Dee! You know, I tried ETSY for a short time under The Robinbird's Nest.
    If you find time check my archive posts: 2010 "Decorative chalkboards." Didn't sell on ETSY.
    Thank you for the compliment. :)

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