Gray Felt Flower Necklace Tutorial

Say hello to my new favorite accessory. 


Why, hello there!

I've wanted to make a necklace with some kind of flowers on it for awhile, so I finally did. I got the inspiration and learned how to make the flowers from this great tutorial. Let's learn how to make my version :)

Supplies
-One sheet of felt
-Plastic pearl beads
-Chain
-Clasp
-Jump rings
-Crimp beads
-Wire cutters
-Needle nose pliers (or a crimper)
-Hot glue gun
-Needle
-Thread
-Scissors

Steps
Step 1: Cut your felt into a 1.5 inch by 12 inch strip.  Fold the ends into an overlapping corner.


Step 2: Start twisting the felt around the corner into a circle


Step 3: Finnish forming you flower, and then sew it together so it keeps its shape


Step 4: Sew a few beads into the center of the flower


Step 5: Make two more flowers so you have three total



Step 6: Line your flowers up on the rest of your felt and hot glue them down




Step 6: Trim away the excess felt from the back of the flowers


Step 7: Cut out a matching piece of felt for the backs of the flowers


Step 8: Now to make it a necklace. I couldn't decide if I wanted to just use a chain or strand of beads, so I decided to use both!  String two strands of beads and crimp the ends (leaving a loop of wire) using a crimp bead and needle nose pliers or a crimper. Tape the other side for now so the beads don't come off.  


Step 9: Prepare your chain by cutting it into two pieces with wire cutters


Step 9: Place one end of your chain and strand of beads onto the back of your flowers, and hot glue them on, sandwiched between the flowers and the extra felt piece you cut out. 


Do this on both sides so you are left with the back looking like this:


Step 10: Finish the ends of your necklace.  Attach a clasp to your chain using a jump ring, and crimp your strand of beads onto that jump ring.  Do the same for the other side, but instead of using a clasp just attach another jump ring on. 

This is how you string the crimp: string the crimp bead onto your strand of beads, then the jump ring, and take your wire back over the jump ring and thread it through the crimp bead.


Then pull the wire tight, crimp the bead, trim the excess wire...

And then you're done! 







So pretty!!

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24 comments

  1. Great job! This turned out so pretty! I would totally wear that. Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Wow! Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial...

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  3. I love the gray; this is darling!

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  4. It turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. So pretty! Love the gray flower with the tiny pearls! Thanks for linking up :)

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  6. This is so pretty! I am loving grey right now!

    Thanks so much for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  7. So cute! You make it look easy enough to try even for my un-crafty self.

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  8. This is so cute !! Looks awesome!!!

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  9. This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  10. Saw you on Tuten2sdays. So cute, it really looks good with your gray sweater too!

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  11. Great tutorial,and your turned out gorgeous!

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  12. Very pretty! Will you make me one? ;0)

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  13. love it! I've chosen lavender & gray as my spring palette - so I may have to make something like this, Thanks for posting the tutorial!

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  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so pretty! I'm loving these kind of necklaces lately.

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  16. This is really lovely...I love the colors that you chose. Very elegant.

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  17. WOW, thanks for the tutorial! Very gorgeous!

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  18. Looks great - and so simple!
    Definitely making one for my high school sister's birthday next week!
    Thanks for the idea!

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  19. Thanks for the follow! Your blog is full of cute ideas! I love this necklace tutorial.

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  20. Just found your blog from Sassy Sites. Omgosh, I love this necklace! You have a new follower right here! <3

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  21. SOOOO cute! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our felt party! Have a wonderful {and SASSY} Friday! :)

    xoxo!
    Marni

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