Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chain Chain Chain.....Chain of Flowers

Sorry Aretha. Ooops. Miss Franklin.  After I made my first "bib" necklace  and used some chain I'd bought one day just because it was there, I had more chain leftover. OK I had a whole 'nother package of it because I have "Noah's Ark shopping disease" and buy everything in at least twos. Anyway, I decided to try another necklace, not quite as "bibby" but more with a medallion kind of look. I had more organza in my stash and more old tee shirts on hand, so I cut a couple into strips and made rolled rosettes....
I still wanted these to be lighter and softer than a traditional felt backing would allow so I thought Hmmmm...why can't I use tee shirt fabric as my base? So I did. Used fusible webbing stuff to glue two pieces together for the base:
Made layered flowers from organza and then put them and the tee shirt rosettes together on the base in a pattern I liked, hot glued them down then trimmed around to get the shape. I find this easier than cutting out a shaped base and then putting the flowers on but that's me. Sewed my chain on, and didn't even use a jump ring to add the clasp, just opened up one link of the chain and :

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22 comments:

Georgina Dollface said...

That is really lovely and tres stylish! I know my Mom would love one of those! - G

Steph S. said...

GORGEOUS! wow... i want one!

Terrell said...

OMG!!! I have to have one! I simply adore this! How much would ya charge, lil lady??
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Lori said...

Wowza, these are fantastic! I want one too! (or at least step by step how to do it, lol)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

You all are too sweet and too funny! Thank you so much for the comments!

Em said...

Oooh, those are so pretty! :)

Michelle L. said...

Wow, I am in love with the gray one. The knit and organza combination is just beautiful! That looks so wearable, you truly achieved "less bibby" even though I'm pretty sure bibby is not a word, you nut! Seriously, this is one of the most lovely jewels I've seen in a while. Want!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Two things:
1) love the necklaces!
2) you make me laugh ... "Noah's Ark shopping disease" ... can't say I've heard of that. ;)

Holly said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!! I LOVE it. So pretty.

Caleen said...

WOW ! So pretty. I made a bib necklace and mine looked nothing like that! I gave up! So stylish.. I would wear one of yours! Thanks for sharing:)

Rose said...

very beautiful necklace.

LuLu Kellogg said...

These turned out beautifully.....you clever girl!

LuLu♥

Jingle said...

These are gorgeous and I totally want to run home and make one!!!! Thanks so much for linking!

Staci J said...

Wow!! those aer gorgeous!! Love the dainty feminine look! Visiting from justsewsassy.com

Lolly Jane said...

loving this!!-i like to make gifts for my sunday school girls {age10} and know she would adore this!

where did you get your chain??

:)kelli

Ozma of Odds said...

...looove it!! Soon it will be late summer and these would be perfect for those indian summer days :)
xo, Rosemary

Olivia said...

Beautiful!!

Stephani said...

Those are brilliant! Oh and I have that same Noah's Ark disease. ;)

Thanks for linking up today.

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

these are great! Thanks for stopping by to check out my mural.

Twig and Toadstool said...

How lovely!!!!! I'm starting to think about my Christmas line up of homemade goodness...I think I'll bookmark these!
xo maureen

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, totally sweet..I love the use of the tee shirt fabric..had to make a huge difference.

I'd love for to drop by for a peek at my rosettes.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Holly said...

Beautiful and chic. I want one!