Friday, January 14, 2011

Bib Necklace Tutorial

Well, I had a lot of people want to know how to make the zipper rose clip I made yesterday.  I didn't take pictures or do a tutorial, but the same concept I am teaching today was applied to my zipper flower yesterday.  Because the zipper was stiff and harder to twist, the zipper flower ended up more like a rose--pretty!

Today is my friend Lisa's birthday.  I thought it would be fun to make a dainty bib necklace for her.  Lisa is a lot of fun and wears all kinds of different styles, so hopefully this will match something in her beautiful wardrobe.

First pick a fabric.  I chose white because I am dreaming of the spring and sunshine right around the corner.  Cut the fabric into strips.  I bought a quarter of fabric and just made 8 strips from it.

I fold the fabric "like a hot dog," as I used to say to my kids in my classroom. 

Start scrunching the fabric and rolling it up.

Here is the beginning.  Notice how I am twisting my fabric as I am rolling it.  This is important for the overall effect.

Still rolling

Stop when you have about an inch of rabric left.  You are going to tuck that underneath and glue it flat on the bottom.

Like this. . . Isn't Micah sweet?  He is watching momma work and hoping he can sneak into a picture. 

I made 5 of these and liked the look for my necklace.

Glue the flowers down onto felt in the shape you desire.

Start cutting away the felt that is showing.

This is what the back looks like when it is all trimmed.

Here is the front--no felt showing.

Buy the color ribbon you desire and cut 2 strips at the length you like.

Here is how I glued my ribbon onto the back.

It is done!

Sorry, Lisa.  I tried it on, but you get to keep it.  Since you used ribbon that ties, the length will be adjustable depending on your outfit.

Have fun!  There are so many options here--you can add decorative baubles, rows to the bib, colors, textures, etc.  

Happy birthday, Lisa!

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  1. Oh wow, I love this!! I'm seriously going to make this, like this weekend!

  2. Oh Chiara, Thank you so much!!! All the time and thoughtfulness you put into creating me a beautiful decorative necklace. I am so appreciative and so thankful for the effort and patience you put into making this for me. I feel so special and I can't wait to wear it to show it off! You are a special friend and I am grateful to have you in my life. Love you! Lisa

  3. It is beautiful! I really need to find time to make myself one before I head to Blissdom!

  4. This is GREAT!! Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post in the wrap up

  5. LOVE your necklace! That's a lucky Lisa! :)

  6. We love your necklace & my daughter would like to make it for a school project. What kind of glue did you use or recommend. TIA!

  7. Really cute and so easy! I'm going to make some of these for sure. I showed this link on my FB fan page!!/pages/HoneyBear-Lane/309007069280


  8. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm ready to dive in, now!

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  10. Love, love this necklace thanks for sharing the how to!
    I so need to make one but might make it slightly longer so it will show under my scarf..


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