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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rosette Necklace Tutorial


Want to make your own rosette necklace?  Or maybe you’re looking for creative gifts for the girls on your list that have EVERYTHING?

Well, I’ll show you step-by-step how to make these sweet and fabulous fabric rosette necklaces for yourself or to share.  They’re super easy and cheap…really cheap!  This beautiful necklace is the perfect touch to make you look like a million bucks on pocket change. Works for me!


Start with a few simple supplies:

Clear Gel Tacky Glue {I’ve tried other glue and this is my favorite one…just a tip!}
Scissors
Fabric scraps – I used a linen type fabric, enough to tear 5 strips measuring 2-2 1/2” wide and 15” in length
18-20” chain with connectors and clasp
Pliers {or you can use a completed chain}
The fabric is easy to rip if you make a tiny cut at the top of your fabric and gently start to tear.  It should tear straight with a nice messy edge.


Make a ton of rosettes and add them to your gifts, make bracelets, decorate your home or create hair accessories.  You’ll be hard to stop once you start!

For this necklace I made 3 large rosettes {finished size 2-2 1/2”} and 2 smaller ones {finished size 1 3/4”}.



Step 1 – Start by folding the fabric in half and roll a tight center…maybe 4 or 5 rolls.

Step 2 – Add glue and start to twist your fabric like shown in the photo above.



Step 3 – Keep working your way around by adding a drop of glue and twisting every half turn or so.  Just try to keep it tight.

Step 4 – Once you reach the desired width of your rosette just cut the strip of fabric with 1-2” of fabric left.

Step 5 – Add a drop of glue to the bottom, center of your rosette {this is where you were holding it to start with}.


Step 6 – Fold the the fabric strip over the bottom of your rosette to secure it.  Trim if needed.

Once you have made all five flowers and they have been able to dry for 24 hours, you can finish your necklace.

Step 7 – Cut your chain to the desired length and attach the clasp with the connectors.

Step 8 – Line up your flower and cut a few pieces of fabric to attach to the back of the rosettes and hold them in the right shape.


Step 9 – Flip your rosettes upside down and glue them to the fabric strips with the chain sandwiched inside.

Step 10 – Let it dry overnight.

Step 11 – Trim away the extra fabric.


 That’s it!


Now you can make one in every color!  I get compliments on it wherever I go and I plan to make a few more for gifts.

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