This necklace is inspired by a couple of the pieces from Anthropologie’s fall collection. I have been wanting to make some of my own necklaces for a while now and finally found some time (now that I’m laptopless for the next few days).
STEP ONE: Cut a 2″x78″ strip of fabric…of course you can make it longer. Fold in half hot-dog style and sew along side, sewing closed one end.
STEP TWO: Turn the strip inside-out so the seam is hidden. I recommend attaching a safety pin to the end and feeding it through.
STEP THREE: Approximately 10″ down from the closed end tie a knot.
TIP: I used an old necklace for the beads. Any size bead is fine, but remember the smaller the bead closer in size the knot will be.
STEP FOUR: Feed one bead at time through the open end.
STEP FIVE: Push it close to the first knot.
STEP SIX: Tie another knot, pulling tight!
Repeat until you reach your desired length. I used 10 beads.
STEP SEVEN: Finger crochet 6 stitches. Here are the basic steps…
- Begin with a slipknot.
- Reach into the slipknot with your finger, and hook the hanging “tail” of the yarn.
- Pull it back through the slipknot.
- Tighten the loop and repeat the process.
- You can end it by pulling the tail through the loop.
If you need a visual, check out this tutorial. Another alternative would be to tie a series of knots.
STEP EIGHT: Cut out a variety of sizes of circles/ovals and stack. Perfect is NOT required!
I just fold the fabric and cut… that way a have a stack that are similar in size. Repeat a few times, cutting smaller circles.
STEP NINE: Place the first stack after the finger crochet section.
STEP TEN: Sew directly onto the necklace. I used a zig-zag stitch and went forward and reverse a couple times to give that “handmade feel.”
STEP ELEVEN: Repeat for the second flower.
STEP TWELVE: Tie a knot after the second flower (so you can see the knot when the necklace is lying flat), added one last bead and another knot.
STEP THIRTEEN: Tuck raw edge of the “open” end into the necklace and sew shut.
STEP FOURTEEN: Tie the ends into a double knot and you’re done!
I’d love to see your creations… please share!