Threaded Necklace with Rosette

rosetteneadsI’ve been looking for new craft blogs to follow in my reader and on twitter because I need inspiration. I haven’t worked on crafts in a long time because life gets in the way, but finding a copycat project is the fastest remedy.

I saw this J Crew-inspired threaded necklace with rosette on Tatertots and Jello and had to give it a try since I was looking for new necklaces for my summer dresses. Turns out it is the perfect project – quick and easy and I had everything but the chain, which I found at Michaels (go on the Memorial Day and get 20% off your whole purchase).

This was my first time making a fabric rosette and although I read the directions several times, it wasn’t until after I was done that I realized what I was supposed to do in terms of rolling the fabric. I think mine looks okay, I do wonder if I had done it correctly if it would lay correctly when I wear it? It flops over to the wrong side, maybe because it is too heavy? I plan to make another so I might try something else when I afix it to the chain.

Quick Directions
I found a 36″ chain at Michaels and used gray thread and blue, green and clear beads from my stash. If you didn’t click the above link for directions, you need to cut a piece of thread at least twice the length of your chain and attach it about 5″ down from one end. Then, tie on three beads, thread down a little more keeping the chain and thread straight (flat? tight?) and repeat until you’ve added all your beads as you like. Make a rosette, attach and slip this on over your pretty summer dress!

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2 Comment

  1. Emmy
    May 31, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Your necklace looks very pretty 🙂 I haven’t done a crafty project in awhile. I’ve been saving these little tins my loose leaf tea came in. I want to do something with them soon. Just waiting for some spare time.

  2. Jennifer (She's a Fit Chick)
    June 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Wow that looks so pretty! I’ve seen a lot of these out there for so expensive, and never thought to make it myself. Thanks! 🙂

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