If you have any excess fabric laying around and are in the mood to do something crafty, this project is for you! Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of handmade necklaces, and no–I don’t mean the ones made by someone else and bought and worn by you. Sometimes the best (and least expensive) fashions can be created at your own desk with just a few scrap items and a little creativity! Plus, you’ll be so proud of what you made with your own two hands, you’ll be eager to wear it around town and show it off!
- Leftover fabric pieces (sheer fabric was used in the illustration above)
- Large piece of neutral colored felt
- Glue gun
- Satin ribbon
- Leftover jewels, such as pearls
- Take your first strip of fabric and tie a knot at one end.
- Twist the fabric in a circle around the knot until you can’t hold onto it anymore.
- Take your handy dandy glue gun and glue the rosette onto the piece of felt.
- Continue to twist and turn until there is no fabric left. Secure the tip of the fabric to the edge of the rosette, careful not to let the glue show.
- After repeating steps 1-4 several more times, cut out your rosettes from the felt. Flip them over and glue them side-by-side.
- Take your satin ribbon and glue a piece to each end of the rosette chain.
- Flip your necklace back over and decorate with pearls and other gems. Voila!
Lizzy is a Merchandise Product Development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A. She is highly influenced by J. Crew, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors and hopes to one day be designing and marketing fantastic fashions just like her icons.
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