All About Roses – Rosette Necklace

Ever since I learned of rosette necklaces, I’ve been seeing them all over the place. The more and more I see them the more and more I want one so I thought I’d attempt to make one. I played around with making rosettes when I was trying to decide how to embellish Lily’s pillowcase dress and her butterfly pillow so I had a couple on hand. It was a matter of making a couple of more rosettes, buying a chain and clasp and putting it all together. The most challenging part was trying not to burn myself with the hot glue gun (which I did 4 times). Here it is….I’m looking forward to wearing it!

I have a feeling I’ll be making several more. If this is something you like and want to try, see below for a quick tutorial. Feel free to post any questions you have.

Materials:

  • Fabric of your choice
  • Felt for backing
  • Chain Necklace
  • Clasp
  • Scissors (I tend to use my rotary cutter)
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Needle nose pliers and wire cutters are helpful if you have to put your necklace clasp on yourself

Instructions:

  1. Cut 1 inch strips of fabric. My fabric varied from 16 inches to 24 inches.
  2. Fold the fabric in half so the width is only a 1/2 inch wide.
  3. Roll one end of the fabric tightly.
  4. After you have rolled the fabric on itself 3 or 4 times, begin twisting it (or flipping it). It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  5. Hot glue every other twist or so to the forming rosette and keep pulling the fabric tight along the way.
  6. When you come to the end of the strip, hot glue it the bottom. Don’t worry about how it will look, you won’t be able to see it.
  7. Cut a few circles from the felt. The circles should be slightly smaller than the rosette so you can’t see if from the front.
  8. Flip the rosettes over so they are face down.
  9. Hot glue the chain to the rosette and hot glue the felt circle to the rosette and chain. Tip – glue the rosettes snugly together so they don’t flip back and forth. For mine, I actually glued the rosette to each other.

Update: Below is a picture of the necklace as seen in a What I Wore Wednesday post.

Have fun and again let me know if you have any questions!! I know I’ve been a little DIY craft obsessed lately. I plan to get back to our home organization and decorating soon!

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Why Can’t the Closet be First?

Walt always makes fun of me when it’s time to clean the house because I head straight to the closet to organize drawers. Something about the smaller space makes it not as intimidating as the piles of papers on the dining room table. Well, as with the cleaning, one of my first projects was in the closet. This year, with trying to get back to pre-pregnancy weight, my wardrobe focus has been on accessories. I needed something to organize my expanding collection of necklaces. I wanted a fabric covered corkboard frame but I haven’t found a suitable fabric. So here is my current jewelry display.

Materials Needed:

  • The frame  – this was an as-is from Ikea ($3.99- thanks to Britt).
  • Corkboard – I purchased this from Michael’s craft store
  • Adhesive – I used a glue gun but you could use a spray adhesive
  • Corsage pins
  • Spray paint – optional (my frame were a birch color so I used white spray paint)

Instructions:

  1. Remove glass and spray paint the frame white. I chose to prime then paint the frame to avoid the paint dripping.
  2. Cut the corkboard to the size of the frame. I hot glued the corkboard to the cardboard backing that came with the frame, however, spray adhesive may be easier to work with.
  3. Use corsage pins to hold the jewelry. You can easily rearrange the pins to best display your jewelry.

It was easy as 1-2-3 – literally! Let me know if you have any questions!

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