Hello friends! Cat from brideblu again. I adore diy projects, especially ones that can be made with things you just might already have lying around the house!
With Spring just around the corner, it seemed most fitting to show you how you can make your very own rosette necklace! I adore the idea of incorporating brightly colored fabrics into jewelry…a little pop of color always helps brighten your day!
What you’ll need:
- A scrap of fabric 1” wide and at least 45” long (I have found linen and cotton fabrics are easiest to work with)
- A scrap of felt to use as backing
- A hot glue gun (or fabric glue)
- A closed jump ring
- A finished chain
STEP 1: Fold your 1” wide strip of fabric in half and make a knot as near to the folded end as possible.
STEP 2: Holding the knot in one hand, use your other hand to pull against the fabric, giving it a slightly destructed, shabby-chic look (I promise, this effect adds some seriously fun personality to your finished rosette).
STEP 3: Fold fabric roughly in half. Using the knot as your “center” start working the rest of your fabric around it. Twist your fabric as you go work in a circular pattern around the center, placing a bit of glue every 3 twists or so.
STEP 4: Continue wrapping, twisting, and gluing. You will start to see the rosette take shape.
STEP 5: When you get towards the end of your fabric (or have decided your rosette is as big as you want it), end the final twist towards the back so that you will be able to hide it later with the backing. Trim the “tail”.
STEP 6: Using the diameter of your rosette as your template, cut out a piece of felt that is slightly smaller.
STEP 7: Stitch felt onto the back of your rosette, hiding the trimmed tail inside.
STEP 8: Position your closed jump ring perpendicular to your rosette (this will allow you to simply string your chain right through it). With a few short, tight stitches attach your closed jump ring.
STEP 9: String your rosette onto your chain.
Voila! You have yourself a new, fun, springtime accessory.