One of the best parts of summer is that I get more time to indulge in two of my most favorite things. One: Stalking crafty people’s blogs. Two: Being crafty.
I was totally inspired by a tutorial over at Tatertots and Jello for this:
Off I went to the HobLob for all the supplies and goodies. I went a little overboard. (I know you’re shocked.) I decided I needed three different kinds of faux-pearls, three fabrics, and an obscene length of chain. I really really like the necklace but I don’t think I need to make another one – which was my original plan.
I clustered my beads a little bit more than in the tutorial. It made the necklace a little heavier and more time intensive but I liked the over all effect better.
I found that it was *really* important to keep the chain and the thread really taut throughout the process.
You can see that I didn’t really have a rhyme or reason in how I got the beads threaded on there. It all worked out in the end!
I went with three flowers hot glued to felt which was then sandwiched around the chain with aonther piece of felt. The thread is glued in with it.
Voila! I’m super pleased with it and can’t wait to wear it more!
Can you even imagine the combinations you could put together? I’d like one in every color!
There it is in action! (See it behind the precious penguin?)