Thursday, May 13, 2010

Simple, Quick, Elegant!

I don't wear a lot of jewelry, but I do like it. I love the jewelry with flowers that I am seeing around so much these days. So I made a piece of my own. I thought you might like to make one, too--especially when you know how easily you can do it!

[Step one]
I used one yard of coin trim from JoAnn's.

[Step two]
I unattached about 1/3 of the trim, centered it and then reattached it in the center section of the longer piece.

[Step three]I made a flower out of a strip of organza. To do this, fold a two inch wide strip of organza into half. (For the length, ine was long, but I only used a little bit of it--maybe 12 inches?) Sew a basting stitch along the raw edges. Pull the thread to gather the fabric along the stitching line. Twist and turn the fabric into the right shape. Hot glue wherever you need to hold it together. This fabric is so light that it worked beautifully. The raw edges will fray horribly, but I just went back and trimmed the threads when I was all finished. Cover the bottom side of the flower with a thin coat of hot glue and then stick it right on the coin just above the place where you joined the two lengths together.

[Step four]
Add a clasp to one end--this trim makes this necklace so easy to create because you can literally slide everything onto each piece.

That's all there is to it--so pretty!

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Cortnie,  said... May 13, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

That's so cute! I have a bunch of little mother of pearl coins. I'm hookin them all together to make one with a little Hawaiian touch :) Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous,  said... May 13, 2010 at 11:28 PM  

That is adorable! Adds a delicate touch to the necklace!
I saw your link on life as lori....come link with me at my very first party.

Jenn,  said... May 13, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

I love it! I would wear it in a heartbeat! We are about to get a JoAnn's in the town 20 min. away and I can't wait!
Have a great day!

Anonymous,  said... May 15, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

Thanks for linking to my very first party! I hope to see more of your awesome projects next Thursday! Have a great weekend!


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