Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rosette Bib Necklace Tutorial

Supplies & Tools

Hot glue gun & sticks
Fabric (muslin or any cheap cotton)
Ribbon or trim
Pearls, Beads, Buttons, Brooches 

Lets begin!
Rip you fabric into strips.  Tie a knot at the bottom of your piece.  

Begin twisting your fabric loosely or tightly depending on the look you are going for.  I think a little of both is best.


Twist, dot of glue, wrap.  Repeat. This process takes a little while and you may receive multiple burns but it's all worth it. Trust me.

Now that you are to the end of your fabric put a dot of glue behind the rosette and secure the end to it. 


Now depending on the look you want, make two...or bunches more. Glue rosettes to a small piece of felt.  Then cut some long pieces of ribbon for the necklace.  Glue them to the back making sure you have the right angle for your desired look.

Glue some pearls to the center of each rosette if desired.  I also glued on some little bows as you can see here.  Make sure when cutting your ribbon that you give yourself an ample amount so you can make the bows larger or smaller to match. You can also add some other embellishments like a cool vintage brooch or some fancy buttons.

Here's a multicolored version with rhinestone buttons, feathers and pom trim.  It's my absolute favorite!  My awesomely talented friend took pictures of me this morning wearing it.  I can't wait to see how they turned out and I will post some pictures as soon as I get them.

I hope you liked this tutorial and will use it to make some cool necklaces of your own.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Chelsea Johnson said...

I absolutely love this and will be attempting it THIS WEEK!!!! Thanks Minz for sharing your awesome creativity with those of us who suck!

JaNeil said...

I think it could be cute as a headband too!

Melinda said...

Thanks Chels! I'm glad you like it. Email me a pic when you are finished.

Melinda said...

It would be cute as a headband. I agree. YOu should make one and then let me know how it turns out. :)

Stacia said...

Hi there! I'm so glad the Blog Party is introducing me to all of these great gals! I wanted to thank you for stopping by my little site and also for my weekend project (your necklaces). I'll take pictures and link to your tutorial... if you don't mind. Have a great Friday!

Kenzie said...

I love this necklace!! Just wanted to say I passed on an award to you I had received, come over and check it out!

Erin said...

Okay so I tried the necklace as you saw, but I think the rosettes would be super cute on a tank or t-shirt...I'm thinking on the strap on one side of the tank. I'll work on that and let you know how it turns out. :)

Juliet said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Those necklaces are super cute!! I can't wait to make some! My little girl thinks they are so BEAUTIFUL! She wants me to make her some RIGHT NOW PLEASE!! :)