Roses, Ribbon & Chain Bib Necklace
Looking for some inspiration for making fabric flowers jewelry? This Roses, Ribbon & Chain Bib Necklace by Jenny Barnett Rohrs for Consumer Crafts is just the statement piece you need to dress up a t-shirt and jeans. Plus this free jewelry making pattern will help you use up fabric scraps!
- 6 scraps of silk, each 1½ x 18 inches
- 2 6 x 9 inch pieces of stiffened felt
- Large black oval faceted sliders 1999-2655
- Medium black over faceted slider 1999-2646
- Black rectangle faceted gems 1999-2634
- Black marquis faceted sliders 1999-2640
- 12 inches black ribbon
- 1 Signed, Sealed, and Remembered™ black chain necklace SSR-010
- 7mm coordinating jump rings BG1002 or 1880-99CP
- Dual temp hot glue gun 1105-10
- Glue sticks 1116-03
- Needle and thread
- 3-in-1 jewelry pliers 18827
- Cuttlebug and Nestabilities dies (optional)
Rip or cut fabric into 1½-inch strips if not precut and trim the end of your fabric strips at an angle. Cut some circles (or flower shapes) from your felt. I made a number of 2- to 4-inch shapes with my Cuttlebug because it’s so fast and easy, and the Nestabilities cut the stiffened felt beautifully. Stiff felt makes a nice base for your flowers!
Glue your jewel or rhinestone into the center of your felt circle.
Next, place a dab of hot glue next to the jewel and press the point of the fabric strip into it. Let it cool and set up a bit. When it’s secure, start twisting the strip. Add a dab of glue every quarter inch or so, and press the twisted fabric into the glue. Continue until the felt is completely covered.
To secure the ends, just flip the flower over, trim the excess, and glue the ends down on the back.
Create 4-6 flowers using your silk or cotton scraps and first piece of felt.
When you have them done, arrange them on your second piece of felt in a teardrop shape, as shown.
Hot glue your roses down onto the felt, and add extra marquise gems to fill in some of the gaps, if desired. When it is cool, use your scissors to cut the shape out. Then hot glue the ribbon to the underside of the pointy end of the teardrop.
To prepare that black chain to attach, cut it apart as shown:
Sew the shorter length of chain to the top of the roses portion using needle and thread. Sew the longer part of the chain to the lower portion of the bib, leaving a 4-link “dangle.” Use a coordinating 7 mm jump ring to attach both loose pieces of chain in the back, and re-attach the lobster claw clasp before closing the jump ring.
- To finish it off, open a jump ring and slide on the extender that was left over from the chain. Now put on your piece and determine how you’d like it to hang on your body. (I just tried it on and pinched the ribbon where I determined that it was the right length.) Fold the ribbon over, slide in the jump ring, and use a few stitches to secure. You’ll still have some flexibility with the extender to accommodate different necklines.
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