Make a statement (necklace)
Statement necklaces are so money right now but they can be a little bit on the pricey side. If you’ve got a bit of felt lying around and a lace doily or two, you can fashion one yourself at a fraction of the cost – just like this flowery little number.
Here comes the science bit!
How to: Make a rose-tinted statement necklace
– Light and dark blue felt
– Green felt
– 1 lace doily
– Needle and thread/sewing machine
– For your roses, cut 2 different-sized circles of felt, 1 light blue and 1 dark
– Cut each of them into a swirl like so:
– Roll the swirls starting from the outside and working your way in
– Add a few stitches so they stay rolled up and rose-like all by themselves
– Cut 1 big and 1 small leaf and stitch the smaller one on top of the other
– Cut a third leaf, then sew to the others
– Cut a bit off your doily to act as a collar
– Cut some corresponding green felt and stitch to the doily to make the material a bit stronger
– Sew your flowers and leaves to the doily and felt
– Cut 2 small rectangles of green felt, fold in half then sew near the bottom
– Attach to the back of the felt so you can loop a bit of ribbon or a chain through them to form a necklace
And there you have it – a very beautiful necklace for hardly any spondoolies.
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