Saturday, August 27, 2011

Inspired by the Bubblegum Necklace

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!

I'm linking this post here.
 

12 comments:

twilkerbug said...

It turned out so pretty! Love it!

The Snyder Clan! said...

I love it!

Betsy J said...

Super cute! I love that you chose yellow for the flower.

April said...

Super cute! great job!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

This looks easy enough for me to make haha. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

This turned out so cute! I love it!

Marilyn said...

How awesome.. I love it...I'm following ya officially from Motivate Me Monday At Keeping It Simple.. Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

Lizard Rae said...

Oh!!! I've got necklace "ideas" pinned for my daughter but had no idea how to make them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Donna said...

I saw the gumball necklace on I Heart Naptime too and loved it. You did a great job and I really like your color combination!

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

The flower caught my eye- Love it! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would be a nice addition to the party!

AmieAnn said...

I love this! This is such an awesome necklace.. love the combo of black and yellow and your tutorial is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party! Don't forget Stashbusting September kicksoff today @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/09/stashbusting-september-kickoff.html

very merry vintage style said...

This is beautiful--I love your color choices and it looks like an easy project. Great tutorial-thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week!
Mary