July 16, 2011

Love 2 DIY on the Weekend: Upcycled Flower Necklace!

Check out this quick and easy tute from Mich L. in L.A.~

Do you like this BIG, bold, fun flower necklace?



You could make it in three minutes.  And the only tools you'll need are a pair of scissors and one interesting jewelry finding!  Want to see how?  Here goes.





Question: have you got any of these handsome little studs lying around the house?


Oopsie!  Wrong picture!


I meant these little studs, the metal kind - also called decorative nailheads:


How about scissors and a scrap of felt?


Then you're ready to create your necklace.

First, cut a felt shape to look like a small bud vase


Then choose a 2-dimensional flower and one metal stud.



Poke the stud through the flower, then through the round part of the felt.  Like so:



Fold the 'neck' part of the bud vase down onto the points of the stud, then fold the points inward, using your fingernail or the back of a spoon.  They are tiny and hard to see, but they're there - and holding everything together quite nicely.


The neck of your felt bud vase has now become a built-in loop for adding a chain, cord or neck wire...



And voila!  A sweet, studded pendant.




The fun doesn't stop here! Head over to Mich L.'s blog for the rest of the tute!

Mich L. also has a shop on Etsy called Shop Mich L. where she sells her creative upcycled jewelry from vintage finds~ "Take a peek, you might find the perfect unexpected thing!



3 comments:

  1. Yay, I'm happy be here with my tute - thanks so much for featuring me, Cat!

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  2. Ah, great idea! Now if I could only find a nice flower... AND, I don't have studs, but I have some tiny brads I could try to use. They're supposed to be used for scrapbooking, but I can break the rules if I want. :) Thanks for tutorial.

    <3Megan
    http://rosesandriots.blogspot.com/

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