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.
- Fabric of your choice
- Felt for backing
- Chain Necklace
- 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
- Cut 1 inch strips of fabric. My fabric varied from 16 inches to 24 inches.
- Fold the fabric in half so the width is only a 1/2 inch wide.
- Roll one end of the fabric tightly.
- 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.
- Hot glue every other twist or so to the forming rosette and keep pulling the fabric tight along the way.
- 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.
- 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.
- Flip the rosettes over so they are face down.
- 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!