Gray Felt Flower Necklace Tutorial | My Girlish Whims

Gray Felt Flower Necklace Tutorial

Friday, January 28, 2011 |
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!!

Check out all the great places I'm linking this up to here



24 comments:

Liz said...

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

Tiff said...

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

Ashley said...

I love the gray; this is darling!

April said...

It turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

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

Young and Crafty said...

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

Thanks so much for sharing in FFA!

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

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this is so beautiful! it looks fantastic!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Autumn said...

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

WobiSobi said...

This is so cute !! Looks awesome!!!

Brooke Douglass said...

This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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Jana said...

Looks so cute!

~The Bargain Babe said...

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

Fancy Lads said...

Great tutorial,and your turned out gorgeous!

Melissa said...

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

Leslie said...

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!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

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

Laura said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

WOW, thanks for the tutorial! Very gorgeous!

The Teacher's Wife said...

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

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

truly loving this :)

Kimberly Moore said...

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

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

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

Sassy Sites! said...

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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