This necklace was actually a birthday gift. I used duck canvas, felt, chain, and pearl beads.
My intent was to make the flowers the way I did when I made felt flowers to attach to headbands. To make the flowers, I cut out 8 circles from the canvas.
I folded the circles in half and layered them at right angles to create the flowers. Hm... that's a bit confusing. If you need more info on that step, go here, where I explain it in a little more detail. Once my petals were arranged, I created a center for the flower from scrap canvas, and hand-sewed it where all the petals cross. The stitches held the flower together, so to make it sturdy, I sewed an X so that all four petals were secure and then doubled-up on my stitches.
Then, I added three beads to the center of each flower (crappy photo ahead!)
After making four flowers, I arranged them on the sheet of felt and traced around them with a marker. It looks like I've attached the chain already, but I haven't. I just laid it out to get a look at the length of the chain.
All cut out! Looks a bit like Mickey Mouse with two heads.... just sayin. My felt was brown-ish and the canvas was plum - I wanted the same color for both fabrics, but the brown was the closest they had.
I whipped out my hot glue gun and stuck the flowers to the felt. I did a little adjusting, and my advice is to start in the middle of the bunch of flowers and work out/up the necklace. Before attaching the outer flowers, I attached the ends of the chain. I laid about an inch on top of the felt before placing the flower.
I did this all in one step: glue where chain would go, glue for flower, lay chain, lay flower. So.... a few steps there, but hopefully you understood.
The picture made me realize I actually attached the chain before making the backing for the flowers.....I remember now that my first layer of felt was sloppy and pretty much a hack job. So, that's when I decided to tract and cut out the nice, more polished piece of felt. Does that make sense?
Probably not. Oh well.
Anyway, once the chain is attached, the necklace is done!
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