Saturday, June 11, 2011

Flower Necklaces

Scrap material, in strips of 1" thick and 12" long, (I used black chiffon and gray satin)
2" X 2" cut squares, preferably the same color as other material
Necklace chains (I got mine from Michael's)
Hot glue gun
Thread that will match the color of chain and a small needle that will fit through the bead.
Beads (Also from Michael's)

 Cut your strips, then iron them in half so they are now 1/2" wide.

 Put a dot of hot glue in the center of the 2" X 2" square. Roll up your 1/2" strip about 3 times and place on hot glue with fold side showing up and raw edges on hot glue. Drawing a spiral with your hot glue, about an inch at a time, place your strip on top of it.  Continue with the spiral until the strip is complete.

 My completed flowers. Once they are all done, trip the 2" X 2" square tightly around flower.

To get my positioning correct lay out my chain and hot glue the flowers onto it. I then hand stitch the chain to the necklace to secure each flower.

If you want to add some beads to your chain thread your needle through the bead. Just before you pull your thread all the way through the bead, place a dot of hot glue on the bead to secure the thread.

I am using gray thread so you can see it on the necklace but make sure to match the thread to the color of your chain. Sew the bead to the chain on where you would like it.

Continue sewing beads until you have your desired look.

My dog Baloo was nice enough to model this necklace.  

 Hope you have fun making these little beauties!


Julie said...


Linda said...

She is gorgious...absolutly gorgious.

Christa said...

Love it! What a great model she is!

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