DIY Friday:

April 1, 2011

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Hello ohhellofriend friends! My name is Cat {from brideblu}. I have been a long time admirer of Danni's lovely blog and look forward to the daily bits of inspiration and loveliness with each visit brings; not to mention I have a serious girl-crush on Danni (can you blame me?). I am a crafter through and through. What can I say, I just love to make things and, in my book, the only thing better than crafting is crafting with friends.

This is why I am so excited to be here today and share with you how you can make your very own lace bib necklace!

I have been absolutely enamored with bib necklaces lately, especially ones that pay homage to femininity. So when I stumbled upon some awesome vintage dollies the other day, I knew my time had come.

What you'll need:
1 - lace doily
3 - closed jump rings (I used 5mm jump rings)
3 - open jump rings (I used 2.5mm jump rings)
1 - lobster clasp
3 - small binder clips
1" strip of cotton fabric (a bit longer than double the diameter of your doily)
10-12" of chain
Thread
Iron
Scissors

Supply Round-Up Doily Bib Necklace

STEP 1 Carefully cut the doily smack down the center.

Cut Doily in Half

STEP 2 Cut your 1" strip of fabric about 2" longer than your doily. Fold unfinished edges toward the center and iron flat. Then fold strip in half and iron flat again (ironing makes the fabric so much easier to work with!).

Ironing Fabric for Bib Necklace
STEP 3 Using your binder clips, secure fabric to the unfinished edge of the doily so that the fabric is on either side and doily is sandwiched in the middle.

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STEP 4 Hand-stitch the fabric to the doily.

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STEP 5 When you get to the end, you are going to need to “hide” the tail of the fabric. First, trim fabric so that about ½” is extended beyond the doily. Then, open the fabric strip and cut out excess. Fold under and stitch closed.

Finishing the Ends
STEP 6 Attach your closed jump rings to either side and add your chain and clasp.

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Viola! Your very own lace doily bib necklace. The perfect feminine accessory.

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What do you think, friends, is this something you would try to make?

15 hello's:

  1. This is so cute and easy. I definitely will try that someday. And just to throw in some ideas, you can personalized it with one or two charms on the bip. It's lace and those loops are just shouting out for additional goodies.

    Here is just some charms from Stella and Dot.
    http://www.stelladot.com/corporate/productcatalog?page=productlisting.category&categoryId=1129

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  2. That looks so beautiful, friend!
    I love it. Miss you.
    xx

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  3. This is really cute. When I first saw it, I thought it would involve a sewing machine...phew! I could do this. Great idea!

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  4. I love this!

    Such a feminine touch to your neckline.

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  5. what a great idea! I can't knit or crochet, so this is a wondeful little cheat :)

    thanks!

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  6. I love how feminine this looks and yes I would try to make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow, this is so cute and simple!
    I love it!

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  8. Love it! I would so make this and now I know what I'm doing with my Sunday afternoon!

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  9. wow!! this is so lovely! thanks :)

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  10. Oh soo cute! It looks pretty easily done too.
    Just a Silhouette

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  11. Cute! I can't wait to try this!

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  12. Cat, your sweet lace bib is all kinds of awesome! you did the doily justice and am always loving on your many incredible creations.

    and Danni, i've been reading your blog for forever but somehow missed clicking on follow. it was always a bookmarked safe haven but now i'm official. yah! cheers to this tremendous guest post. ♥

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  13. It totally is! Thanks for the inspiration, I am a bit of a lace horder, and now I have an outlet!

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