Eclectic Bib Necklace
I don't know why, but it seems I like 2 kinds of necklaces: super simple or funky.
Today we go for option number two 😉
Bib necklaces are super popular and I have been wanting to try and make one for awhile now. It really only took about an hour and was very rewarding! And did I mention easy?
You will need:
- fabric flowers
- necklace chain
- hot glue gun
The first thing I did was start of making one of these ever popular rolled flowers out of RG76 ribbon. Place a little glue on the felt circle and begin to roll and secure with more glue until it is the size you want.
Finished it off by adding a button to the center
The next flower was made using by taking one of these metal pieces you find in the jewelry section of your craft store and adding some glue to secure your RG10 ribbon. The trick here is to make a loop, or petal if you will, bring it back to the center, add more glue and repeat until you have the number of “petals” you want. It is always good to go with an odd number so here I have 5. It may seem a bit wonky, but go with it..remember..we are making an “eclectic” style necklace!
I added an old orange metal button I had been holding onto to the center, with a bit of tulle underneath
I already had this chain by Making Memories, but wanted to add some of the beautiful velvet/crocheted style ribbon 372-1-06 to it somehow. So I removed a few of the links and added a ribbon section by folding it in half, slipping it through a link and sewing the one end together.
For the “bib” part of the necklace I used felt. (Any color will work as you are going to be covering it up anyway.) I happened to use a green color and knew I didn't want it to show so I sewed on an doily found cheap at at thrift store. Just fold in half and sew it on.
Here's what it looks like on the back, just as a reference
I determined where I wanted to place the eyelets and used my Crop-A-Dile to secure them to the felt
And now, the fun part—decorating!! I played around with the placement of my items a bit before I determined where I wanted everything to go. In addition to the ribbon flowers I used canvas flowers, tulle, orange and pink flowers from Making Memories, a vintage earring with the back cut off, old buttons and this cool vintage gold thing..not quite sure what it is…it looks like celluloid, but I have held onto it for awhile because I liked it.
I think the colors will work well for anytime of the year, particularly Spring and Fall. Not all my crafty ideas turn out as great in real life as they do in my head, but I think this turned out even better. To me it looks just like something I would see in Anthropologie, but WAY less expensive and completely unique! I wore it the very next day 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial! Please ask any questions in the comment section. If you are anything like me, you probably have some of the makings of your own eclectic accessory stashed in your craft room 😉 Bust them out and make your own fashion statement! And send us a link if you do!
Have a wonderful day!
Blog Post By: Lexi Bridges