Friday, August 10, 2012

Wooden Jewelry // The Plan

Update/edit:  I figured I would include this in case anyone was curious about how I made the necklace!  I reversed the order of this post so that it goes before the reveal...

The beads are beautiful by themselves, but I really did want to add some unexpected color. My plan is to use the materials below to craft something up. I have this idea of a necklace with a removable bow. I am not sure if I will like this when I actually make it, but I figured I would include the materials I plan on using for the bow, just in case it works.

Materials: (1) light colored wood beads, (2) dark colored wood beads (not to be painted), (3) 1 can of Rust-Oleum, gloss, sun yellow spray paint, (4) rust colored linen fabric from JoAnn's (about a 2" wide strip x 1.5' length), (5) 1' x 2' piece of cardboard, (6) 12 round toothpicks (to put into cardboard for easy bead painting).

Optional Bow Materials:(1) thread, (2) a sewing needle, (3) 12" length of fabric (about 4" wide) folded in half; sew up three sides leaving an opening of 1/2" to 1" to flip bow inside out, (4) another piece of fabric 1" wide and long enough for the ends to meet if wrapped around the bow, (5) a quilters clip for the back to clip it to necklace (I simply sewed it on the back of the bow).

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