Monday, October 1, 2012

Fun for Fall: Mini Rosette Necklace Tutorial

I've been busily making fabric rosettes like crazy all weekend: whenever the Hubs and I sit down to watch a show, nap time, etc. I decided to make some mini rosettes as well. Aren't they pretty?!?!


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 :)

I used the largest medallion from the set. Notice the other sizes are attached to a chain, that's how they are sold at Hobby Lobby.
The medallion is approx. 3/4" in diameter. The rosettes are approx. 1"-1.25" in diameter.

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...
...and from the back.

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.
Attach the medium jump ring to one end of your chain, then feed the other end of the chain through the small jump ring on the rosette (not pictured). Finish the bare end of the chain using a small jump ring to attach the clasp.

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!

3 comments:

  1. This is wonderful!!!!!! I love love love this! Seriously! I've been dying to make one and never could figure out how to attach my rosettes to a necklace. Awesome, thank you!

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  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured yesterday! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  3. This is a great tutorial. I love these necklaces. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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