Fall Sunflower Jewelry Tutorial

Summer's coming to a close and soon it'll be time to pull out the Fall clothes. This is a really easy Fall necklace to make, and can be worn with a variety of things from dresses to jeans-and-a-white-T-shirt. It easily adds a pop of Fall color to even the most neutral of wardrobes.

I bought two rolls of ribbon from the Dollar Store. One wide, Fall color, wire ribbon, for the sunflower. I used 18".


One narrow, non-wire ribbon for the necklace. I used 24".


I singed the ends of the black ribbon to keep it from fraying.
I purchased my jump rings and chain from Wal-Mart.


I folded the chain in half and added a jump ring on either side, using round nose pliers to open and close the rings.
I made sure the the chain was folded so as to make one row a little shorter than the other.

I tied the ribbon using a square knot onto the jump rings.

This is a little assortment of shabby little jewelry bits I picked up at the flea market this past weekend. I disassembled the necklace shown at the top of the picture below and added the beaded strand to my necklace. The rest is for future creations.

To make the sunflower, all I did was pull one of the wire sections off. I didn't singe the raw edge, but you can if you want to.

I pulled on the remaining wire side to gather the ribbon.
Next I used the piece of ribbon which I pulled off as the sunflower center.

I just folded it a few times.

I wrapped the gathered ribbon around it and wrapped the wire around the underneath part to secure it.



I fluffed and arranged the loops on the top side of the sunflower and attached it to the necklace with some of the wire on the back. You can also sew it on or even hot glue it to a pin back. I might go back and do the later option. That way I can attach the sunflower separately to blouses and purses, etc.

Here it is after I added the flea market beads.
Linked to:

Fall Nestin Party at The Inspired Room

Show And Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design


..: Fall Sunflower Jewelry Tutorial

Monday, August 30

Fall Sunflower Jewelry Tutorial

Summer's coming to a close and soon it'll be time to pull out the Fall clothes. This is a really easy Fall necklace to make, and can be worn with a variety of things from dresses to jeans-and-a-white-T-shirt. It easily adds a pop of Fall color to even the most neutral of wardrobes.

I bought two rolls of ribbon from the Dollar Store. One wide, Fall color, wire ribbon, for the sunflower. I used 18".


One narrow, non-wire ribbon for the necklace. I used 24".


I singed the ends of the black ribbon to keep it from fraying.
I purchased my jump rings and chain from Wal-Mart.


I folded the chain in half and added a jump ring on either side, using round nose pliers to open and close the rings.
I made sure the the chain was folded so as to make one row a little shorter than the other.

I tied the ribbon using a square knot onto the jump rings.

This is a little assortment of shabby little jewelry bits I picked up at the flea market this past weekend. I disassembled the necklace shown at the top of the picture below and added the beaded strand to my necklace. The rest is for future creations.

To make the sunflower, all I did was pull one of the wire sections off. I didn't singe the raw edge, but you can if you want to.

I pulled on the remaining wire side to gather the ribbon.
Next I used the piece of ribbon which I pulled off as the sunflower center.

I just folded it a few times.

I wrapped the gathered ribbon around it and wrapped the wire around the underneath part to secure it.



I fluffed and arranged the loops on the top side of the sunflower and attached it to the necklace with some of the wire on the back. You can also sew it on or even hot glue it to a pin back. I might go back and do the later option. That way I can attach the sunflower separately to blouses and purses, etc.

Here it is after I added the flea market beads.
Linked to:

Fall Nestin Party at The Inspired Room

Show And Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design


11 Comments:

At August 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Dragonfly Treasure said...

Way cool!!
*hugs*deb

 
At September 1, 2010 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Betsy said...

Great job. I love the color of the flower. Keep repurposing, I'm sure you'll make something fabulous with all the other trinkets as well:-)

 
At September 2, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty - You did good!
I enjoy repurposing old/vintage jewelry. It can become very addictive. :)
Enjoy your holiday weekend.

 
At September 3, 2010 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Olivia said...

Beautiful! It's amazing what you can do with a little ribbon and just a few supplies!
suchakingdom.blogspot.com

 
At September 3, 2010 at 11:52 AM , Blogger stefanie said...

so pretty!!!! and sooooo talented!!

 
At September 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Sachiko said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

 
At September 5, 2010 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Jami said...

Lovely necklace! The Pretty Packages Party starts today. I hope you'll stop by! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/09/pretty-packages-party-2.html
smiles!

 
At September 6, 2010 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I love tutorials and this was fun. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for the info.

 
At September 6, 2010 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.Thanks Anu!

 
At September 8, 2010 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks beautiful - way to go!

 
At September 8, 2010 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Heather Ritchie said...

Oh my goodness, I have to make one! You've totally inspired me. These type of necklaces are so beautiful but usually really expensive in the stores. I'm glad I know how to make one on the cheap now! I found your link over at the nesting party and I'm glad I did! Thanks again.

.heather.

 

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