Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Make a Mixed Media Necklace - Gorgeous Spring


 
  
I took some of my beautiful fabric out to sew some masks, and while at it, I thought it would be a good idea to play a little with fabric because I haven't done that in quite a while. 

As you can see I made a necklace and here's how to make it yourself if interested:

Materials:
1. Fabric covered buttons
2. Crochet yarn and hook (sport /1.9mm) to make roses, leaves and buttons/ beads
3. Pearl beads  
4. Felt or fabric patch for the back (optional) 
5. Tapestry needle for weaving and sewing needle and thread for sewing the pearls / beads.  





 

I used 4 sizes of buttons I had in my stash to dress up. I used this method to cover them with fabric. 

Rose pattern

 
Foundation and row 1: (leave a long tail when starting) ch30 and in 2nd st from hook ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc3, ch3 and sl st in same st. sk2 sts, sl st in 3rd and repeat pattern above. Next, sk 2, sl st in 3rd and work this pattern: ch3, dc4,ch3, sl st in same stitch. Skip 2, sl st and repeat this pattern 2 more times. When done, sk 2, sl st in next and work this pattern:ch3, dc2, tr2, in next stitch tr2, dc2, ch3 and sl st (in the same stitch). Repeat this pattern 3 more times. Remember to skip the 2 stitches between making petals. Leave a long tail again when finished, because you are using them to sew the rose.
 

Before sewing I like to tie both ends / tails firmly to make sure no end unravels.Roll the rose into shape and pin to hold. Thread one tail through the tapestry needle and sew through the layers of the rose. Do so with the other one. 

Leaf pattern 

Ch 10. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, hdc1, dc1, dc1, tr1, dc1,dc1, hdc1, sc1 1 (one side made) next repeat the pattern in reverse for the other side: sc1, hdc1, dc1,dc1, tr1, dc1,dc1, hdc1, sl st. Chain 1o more and repeat the leaf pattern for the second leaf. 

Bead pattern here.

Assembly / sewing
First sew the roses over the leaves and then onto the beads you want them on. Decorate with pearls.


Arrange the buttons - the bigger in the center, the smaller at the sides. I crocheted the circles - instead you can use felt or fabric to cover the back.


If you want to make crocheted patches, ch5 and join to make a ring. sc2 in all. Work this increasing pattern for a couple of rounds. If it is a big button, after those couple of increasing rounds, work sc1 in one st, sc2 in the next until you get the desired size for your button. Sew the buttons together.


 To make the necklace chain more secure I started chaining from the second button from the last, then secured that one too. I ended the chain with a small leaf. When you are done with the chain, ch3 more and in first of those 3 chains, dc3, ch 3 and sl st into the 1st st. Sl st in next, pull tail, tie a knot and weave it through the leaf. Do so with the other side. 

I hope you get inspired to make something similar yourself!





23 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You made such a gorgeous necklace that will look pretty for spring and summer.

Southern Sunflowers said...

Very unique and beautiful! I love the color combination.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie. I already started something similar, hoping that one will turn out well.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Allyson!

Michelle said...

This is such a beautiful necklace! I love the colors!!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Michelle!

Divya N said...

Crochet is a great idea to case buttons. The fabric is so gorgeous!!

Pam said...

That is so gorgeous. What a great idea to use the fabric covered buttons with the crochet.

Kate said...

How beautifully creative this is! Thank you for the how-to.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Pam! It is a good idea especially if you ha e loads of fabric scarps like I do :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Divya! I've bought it in Tunisia eons ago and saved it jealousuly for a special project and this was it!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

There ya go again, Maya, with another beautiful jewelry creation!!!

Maya Kuzman said...

:)
Thank you Marie!

admirartem said...

So beautilful! Thank you, Maya, for sharing these wonderful projects and for your tutorial!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Lilah for your sweet comment and visit!

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

How pretty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 15 for Crafts and DIY, open April 15 to 25. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. Won’t you check out my other link parties too?

Our Hopeful Home said...

This is gorgeous! You are so talented:) I make vintage jewelry but have never attempted a necklace like this -- love it! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm Party! xo Kathleen

Coastal Bohemian said...

Seriously gorgeous. You have a great design eye. Thanks for posting at Funtatastic Friday

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Precioso collar!

Los colores y elementos combinan muy bien.

BESOS

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much!

Maya Kuzman said...

Awww, that is so sweet of you! Thank you MJ!

Michelle Churchman said...

Lovely! I really enjoy mixed media projects!

Thank you for sharing on Creative Compulsions!
Michelle
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