Sunday, June 27, 2010

new necklace and fabric flowers

I did it. I finally sucked it up and gave it a whirl! I read blog post after blog on how to make fabric flowers. I filed them away. I reread them. I watched any tutorial I could find. I still never felt confident. But then I saw this necklace at Just Another Day in Paradise.

Isn't it beautiful? I fell in love. And then Larissa posted that tutorial. Well if you notice in her tutorial, she even says when she starts explaining how to do her flowers that this is the part that gets tricky to explain -- well leave it to me to have this be the method that worked the best for me! Go figure. I'm not even positive that I did it exactly the way she meant for us to, but I wound up with what looked the most like rosettes of any other way I have tried. I have since also tried it with grosgrain and satin ribbon and they also look AWESOME. 
I then did the big felt flower exactly how she said, well sort of. I used my Sizzix to cut the circles. So that went super fast and easy. But for the smaller flower I didn't have enough circles left, and I didn't have enough of the same color material left to make more circles. SO I used the circles I had to make a flower like this: 
If there was a tutorial out there on blogland let me know. I didn't use one though. I just glued and folded. I can make a tutorial if people want one. 

My whole necklace came out like this and I have gotten lots of compliments. 

Thanks again, Larissa for the inspiration! You can find her tutorial here and here.

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Larissa said...


It looks GREAT. I love your color choice. I am so glad my way made sense and worked for you.



Jenni Horne said...

I love that!! Great job. :)

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Thanks for stopping by! And I love your flowers -- very cute!!

Jen said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! I love seeing those gorgeous floral bib necklaces but never thought I could make one! Now I might have to give it a whirl!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today! I really appreciate your interest!!!

Leanne said...

That turned out so well and I love the colors you chose.

Catherine Just said...

just read your post at flying lessons and had to stop by. LOVE your necklace and you could SELL THOSE!

Seriously though - you can do it if you decide to - it's that simple

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

the necklace you made is amazing! I have to admit, I was no so enthused about them but the color combo on yours-EXQUSITE! From a fellow flyer, Robin

linwood avenue said...

hi sydney! i just read some of your last comments in the ecourse and want to add in my 2 cents that you are definitely doing very well and i love the necklace you created!

if you ever want to talk or need help/advice, contact me through my blog. there are 4 of us who live in atl, south of the airport, who get together for artistic support and encouragement. you are welcome any time!

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