Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Little Bit of This...A Little Bit of That

is probably how I would describe my "making". Paper, general crafts, re-purposing, some knitting  / crocheting, mixed media, beads, wire, jewelry a little sewing. You name it, I pretty much play with it. I've been wanting to make one of the bib-style necklaces we've seen around blogland and Etsy. So here 'tis...I was not sure if I'd even finish it so I didn't take any pics along the way.

I kept it simple and made rolled rosettes from tee shirt scraps and layered organza flowers with a metallic bead center. I wanted it lighter for Summer so instead of adhering to felt like I've seen a lot of the tutorials do, I made a sandwich of a scrap of a flour sack towel, iron on fusible stuff and a scrap piece of muslin which gave it body but not weight. Glued the flowers randomly, trimmed it close to the edges, and sewed a length of chain on each side. Finished off getting the length I wanted by stringing beads onto stringing wire and added the clasp. 

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19 comments:

Babes Mami said...

adore it!

Crystal said...

I love it! I would totally buy it if you were selling! ETSY?

Diane said...

OMGosh, that turned out sooo cute!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Too cute! I think we have the same crafty mind...I've been rolling rosettes for the last day! LOL!

Erin

Jocelyn said...

i have the same view of crafts...i like to try them all! great job on the necklace...it looks fabulous.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

It's fabulous! It's also Part II of my flower necklace tutorial I haven't written yet! lol One of these days I'll do it!

Love it.

Linda said...

So pretty and delicate looking!

sweet european dreams said...

super cute! The name of your blog is priceless, and TRUE! -diane

Michelle L. said...

This is soooo pretty. I love the difference in texture with all white flowers. And I love the asymmetrical shape. Such a great one!

BEAR's Mom said...

This is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. ~ love it!

nat2377 said...

So nice - making what you feel like is the best kind of creating! So trendy. I love the different materials you used!
Natalie

Christine said...

I can totally relate to your "crafting style" description! This came out great.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the mixed of different shaped flowers and media. Just stunning! And thank you so much for all the sweet comments you've left the last couple of days! I ♥ your support and kind words!

alida@IMakeStuff said...

Very pretty!

Lori said...

Seriously, a T-shirt? And here I've been using them for rags, well, the ones I shouldn't be wearing in public anymore....This is totally awesome, you should do a video...

Patti said...

well done - love it!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Wow ... this turned out great. Really like the "summer materials" idea.

You should add a picture of you wearing it!

Lorrie

the thrifty ba said...

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Julie said...

Love it! Featuring this tomorrow for Featured Flower Friday!