I think the colors are perfect for fall, which got me thinking...how can I wear a rose, or two, without always having them in my hair? Then I remembered a post that had inspired me....
And that is how my Mini Rosette Necklaces were born.
You can make some too, here's what I used:
- Taffeta fabric made into rolled rosettes approximately 1"-1.25" in diameter (I like to do mine freehand, but you can follow Tash's tutorial to make rolled roses)
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Jewelry medallions (found at HobLob, multiple sizes all on one chain) or any jewelry bail (can be found in any craft store jewelry dept or online)*
- Jump rings
- Lobster clasp (or any jewelry clasp you prefer)*
- Needle nose pliers/jewelry pliers
- Chain (I used approx 18" chain for each necklace, but you can make them any length you like)
*I just used what I had on hand :)
Cut a circle of felt to glue onto the back of your rosette to make a smooth(er) surface. After gluing on the felt, glue on the medallion.
Here is the rosette from the front...
Grab the rest of the supplies: chain, jump rings, clasp and pliers. There are only 2 jump rings pictured (below) but I actually used 3 total (2 small and 1 medium size).
Attach a jump ring to the medallion. I used a small jump ring here.
Ta Da! You're done :) Or you could hot glue a pearl, bead or button into the center of your rosette to fancy-it-up a bit or personalize it as a gift...it's up to you.
Now try on your new creation, and marvel at your handiwork. You just made a fun addition to your fall wardrobe (or a friend's wardrobe if you are giving it as a gift).
Pair your Mini Rosette Necklace with a layered t-shirt, or even over a high-neck or turtle neck shirts. And remember to make one in every color...that way you have something to go with everything in your closet ;)
I'd love to know if you plan to make, or complete, one of these necklaces-please leave me a comment below. And I would also like to hear if you blog about it, email me the link or leave a comment on this post as well.
Happy Jewelry Making!