(For all those Hansen girls) ;o)
This isn't so much a tutorial, but more "a few things I figured out by trial and error" should you attempt to make one. As I said earlier, I found the necklaces here and loved the pop of color they would bring to an outfit, kind of like a big funky bead necklace. But I wasn't willing to cough up the $41 for one and so I started googling rosette tutorials, and this one seemed to most be the look I was trying to achieve.
What I used to create my necklace--
~About 1/4 yd of material will easily yield you enough fabric for two (maybe three) necklaces
(Kona cottons come in an array of colors, like these)
~An 18 inch chain (found in the Hobby Lobby jewelry section) that already had all the fastening pieces attached. I ended up using a wire cutter and snipping my chain in half, and then snipping another 1 1/2 inches off of that. I'm wondering if it might be better to just use a longer chain and then there would be no snipping involved--just attach the entire chain to the back of the rosette piece
~Some wool felt that I just happened to have lying around that matched perfect (to back and secure rosettes)
~Super glue for securing the ends of my chains to the outermost rosettes
~Fabric glue for securing the rosettes as you roll and twist, I used this kind from Hobby Lobby:
My first rosette looked like this:
Once all the rosettes were done I played around with arranging them in a curve and tried to find places on each where they would overlap a little an not leave space showing underneath. I then glued them to the felt and trimmed the felt so you couldn't see it.
Hopefully that is a little bit helpful? A bunch of step-by-step photos would probably make my instructions more clear, but I'm not talented enough to twist and glue and photograph at the same time. ;o) When all said and done I easily had less than $5 in the whole necklace, so I was pretty thrilled with the result on all accounts!
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