I’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.
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!
If you write a craft blog, let me know in the comments so I can visit you!