Have you been eyeballing all the beautiful rose necklaces on etsy and other shops? I have seen a few tutorials for these, but thought I would share how I would do it. And, I just really wanted one! And I couldn't justify $30-$150 (yes some are REALLY that expensive! Why?) for something I knew I could make one my own. I am in LOVE with the way this necklace looks on! I chose to use some leftover muslin fabric, for an off white look.
Ready to make your own?
First- cut a strip about 1/2-3/4 inch wide by 18 inches long (longer if you want a bigger flower)
Fold the strip in half, glueing it down the crease as you go.
You will now have one long strip that stays folded in half.
Start to roll it, beginning to twist the fabric every once in a while.
Don't forget to twist or it will look really wierd! I tried to keep the fraying side up more than the fold, to give it a "shabby" look.
Once finished, make as many as you want for your necklace. I wanted 5, and I made the center just slightly larger than the other four.
Cut a piece of felt out almost like a bib, making sure the outer curve is the same shape as the curve you wish the necklace to follow.
Then, to keep things even, glue a flower on either side. And then again on either side of those.
You may want to put a little hot glue in between each flower, or they can get a little bit "floppy"
Once the flowers are all glued one the way you like them, then cut off all the extra felt, so that none is visible from the front.
Now for the chain. I used two different chains for a mismatched look, but you can use the same size too. Measure from where you want the necklace to rest on your chest to the back of your neck, each side, from the sides of your rosettes. (Obviously each chain side should be the same length.)
Using beading pliers (or your husbands smallest pliers if you're like me!) hook a hoop to one chain, and a clasp to that hoop. Then hook a hoop to the other chain. (I am not a proffessional beader, so forgive the lack of correct terms!)
You should now have two chains, one with a clasp, and one with a small ring or something to hook the clasp to. I also added a pearl to the end of the chain, so that if I adjusted the necklace at all the pearl would hang down a bit.
Cut two pieces of felt, I chose this shape but it's not really important because...
You are now going to glue UNDER the chain, then on top of the chain, and then place the felt piece on. (I used LOTS of glue)
This is what the finished back should look like!
You did it! I hope that made some sense! :-)
Please let me know if you have questions!
Enjoy your new favorite "go-to" necklace. Instantly dresses up my plain gap tees that I like to wear
sometimes every day.
And, if you're like me, you'll have plans for these