I love the bubblegum necklace shared at I Heart Naptime earlier this week! I didn't have any gumballs at home but I had some pretty beads that I used to make something similar.
My crafty Mother In Law gave me some really pretty big round beads for a different project a couple of months ago. I ended up not using them but always knew they would be great in a necklace for myself. Aside from my usual love for turquoise, I've been pretty obsessed with the yellow and gray trend lately. I planned to string the necklace on white ribbon but changed my mind after I took a picture of my supplies.
I used yellow felt to make the flower. I cut a strip of felt into four squares then folded and layered them on top of each other. I used yellow thread to put a few stitches in the center of the felt pile. I spaced my stitches about a quarter of an inch apart and pulled the thread tightly to give the flower some definition. Once the stitching was done I trimmed the sharp corners to give the embellishment a softer look.
I planned to string the beads on the white ribbon until I discovered how ridiculously difficult the task would be. I used a skinnier black ribbon instead. I threaded the ribbon and strung all the beads.
Then I decided where I wanted my flower on the necklace.
I stitched the back of the flower directly onto the ribbon.
Pretty! No head shot for me because I made this little gem well after midnight.
I'm looking forward to dressing up a plain shirt with my new necklace! Thanks to Jamielyn for the inspiration!