Friday, February 4, 2011

Flower Applique Bib Necklace

I was passing through the mall on my way home the other night when a bib necklace on a store window caught my eye (sorry, wasn't able to take a picture because my phone died). I checked the price and uh-uh... no thanks. I decided to make several one instead.
My new necklace!
Here's what I did. I looked around my supplies to find what I can use and found this.
  
I posted about this scrap fabric last November here.

Anyway... I cut off 10 of the flower appliques from the fabric. They weren't all perfect but that's ok.
And then I stood in front of the mirror with a paper held in front of my neck. Using a pencil, I traced the shape I wanted my bib necklace to take. I cut a pattern from the paper and used that pattern to cut my necklace base from cream colored felt.
Using a glue gun, I started gluing the flowers to my base. First, one at the center, and then 2 flowers on each side. So that's five flowers for the first layer. Then I glued a second layer of flowers over my first layer. Then I glued cream-colored pearls at the center of each flower and attached ribbons on both sides. Done!

Some cream colored felt was showing around some of the flowers so I cut them off around the flowers making scallops around each flower:
When I tried it on, I also found out that the felt base I made was too wide for my neck so I made small cuts on each side of the center flower and glued them (like tucks when you're sewing) to bring both edges of the bib closer together. You can see the tucks I made in the photo.

And here's my new bib necklace which cost me close to nothing:

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6 comments:

nicquee said...

lovely! Sana may iba pang colors. I told you you can make a fortune out of this.

megan said...

This turned out super cute!!

By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

Janelle said...

@Nicquee: This one will probably make it to your sale pile on Monday, haha. I made it but I have no idea what to use it for. No other colors sadly, since this was made from scrap material only.

@Megan: Thanks for telling me about your giveaway! I love them... but I'm not in the US :(

Divya N said...

love this colour..the green flowers and the pearls go so well with each other

Heather - dollarstorecrafts said...

It's pretty! I linked up at Dollar Store Crafts' FB page! http://www.facebook.com/dollarstorecrafts

breanna said...

incredible!! stunning!! so smart!!!