Wow, what a response! I received so many emails and requests for how-to’s on this necklace, I was shocked. Here’s the tutorial. It is for personal use only, thanks!
- Sweater, smaller sizes work best
- Pearls strands
- Hot Glue Gun
- Needle and Thread
- Fray check or a match/lighter
- Bead, jewel, rhinestone, button, etc for center of flower
To make the Pearl Strand Necklace:
Cut two 18″ strips of ribbon and fray check or burn the edges.
Fold over one end of each ribbon 1/4″ and crease. Fold over to the wrong or non-shiny side of the ribbon. The crease ensure that you get a straight line (and thus, a nice finish) when you adhere it in the next step.
With your hot glue gun, put a thin line of glue across the creased section and press. You could use fabric glue for this, but it takes longer to dry. I’m too impatient for that. :)
Next, cut the pearls into 3 strands; 5 1/2″, 7″, and 8 1/2″.
Hot glue the pearl strands to the folded side of each ribbon.To make a Sweater Flower:
Cut a 2 1/2″ section off the sleeve of your sweater.
Fold in half, right sides out.
Hand sew a basting stitch along the bottom. Be sure to catch both layers of sweater.
This is what it should look like.
Pull thread tight and tie a good knot.
Embellish the center. Then hot glue your sweater flower to your pearl strand necklace.
Such a pretty necklace! It can be dressed up or dressed down. I’ve worn it both ways and loved it.
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