Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF Accessories challege - felt necklace

I'll be honest - I got a head start on this challenge. No way I could knock this up in under 2 hours.
I waited and waited for the Lavender moon felt to come back into stock but no luck there so instead I bought some cream felt and dyed it myself.
I cut flowers and leaves out using the Doodlie doo set, and used lavender moon re-inker in water for the paler purple and seedless preserve distress stain for the darker. Once dry I played around with floss and beads to add patterns to the flowers and leaves.
I made a base for the flowers to attach to out of 2 layers of felt, cut into rings and stitched together.
I coloured them with a copic marker to (sort of) match the flowers. Then I added ribbon to each side, leaving it long so I could adjust it once I'd put it all together.
I sewed the flowers and leaves onto the circles. Working at the back meant the stitched didn't show through.
Once all the elements were on, I stood in front of a mirror to try and work out where it should sit, and folded the ribbon to the right length. I had bought special fasteners for ribbons - really easy to use, you just need a pair of pliers.
I've even got a few smaller flowers made up that might find themselves being used in some of the other challenges.





8 comments:

  1. Well done! And I'm impressed with dying your own felt. That is some dedication:).

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  2. This is really good! I am seriously impressed with dying your felt. I never would have thought of that!

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  3. How creative!! It turned out beautifully.

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  4. Beautifully done! I'm so impressed!!

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  5. Love how your stitched beads on the flower petals almost give them a ribbed, dimensional look!

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