I got the inspiration for this fabric necklace from Pretty Ditty. However, I didn't follow her tutorial exactly (or at all, really.) I changed mine up quite a bit.
First I cut the fabric 2" wide and 42" long. I used round red crystal beads just because I had them left over and I don't like them very much haha. It doesn't really matter what they look like since they will be covered in fabric anyway!
Then I burnt around the edges of the fabric to keep it from fraying too much. I left a little bit of the edges frayed just because I like the look.
Next I folded the fabric in half (wrong side up) and sewed it about 11" down.
Then I flipped it inside out using a long wooden dowel.
Then repeat to the opposite end, sewing 11" of the fabric in half.
Next I tied a not at the end of my stitching. After the knot I added my first bead, wrapped the fabric around the bead (making sure to fully surround it so it does not fall out) and then tying another knot.
Next I made the flower. I used a tutorial that I found on House of Smiths.
For the back side of the flower I cut an extra circle of fabric (the same size as the petals,) and glued it to one side of the flower.
Then I laid the flower on the necklace where I wanted it and glued the other side of the fabric circle down.
The final part of making the necklace was finishing the ends. I folded the fabric of both ends under so that the edges were clean.
Then I put one end of the fabric inside the other.
Finally, I sewed across the top where the two ends met.
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