How To Craft a Handmade Life, Little by Little.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

How to Make a Felt Raindrops Necklace - No Sew!



what you need:

scissors
glue
awl
felt
pretty fabric
ready made chain

cut some strips of felt in different lengths

mine are about 3/4 inch wide

and my longest strip is 6 inches



then cut your fabric into strips to match the felt ones

just make them a little smaller =)

we want a small, felt border at the top & bottom ends of the strips


next, fold your strips over & glue the top n' bottom up - like above

now you should have lots of pretty drops!

Arrange the drops untill you're happy with the design,

then grab your awl and punch a hole in the tops of your drops

it's much easier to punch holes in felt, which is why we left the border earlier on =)
once all your drops have been punched, glue the tops of each drop together.

you should have a channel for your chain to slip through =)

an easy way to get your chain through,

is to thread a needle & pass it through the channel you made

making sure to keep hold of both ends of the loose threads



then hook your thread around a link in your chain.

push the needle back through the hole,

and holding both ends of your thread, pull & the chain will follow through =)

You're finished!

(^_^)


I made these in the same way, just using heavy weight cotton instead.

the felt version is sooo much easier though! =D


I hope you had fun & learned something new!

happy making ma loves =)

see you soon!




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20 comments:

  1. very nice! i can see how these could be addictive to make :)

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    1. thank you Andrea! they really are =D and so quick too! x

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  2. thank you for doing some new-sew things :] When I have proper materials I might try it!

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    1. aww you're welcome Claire (^_^) i'm more of a sewer than a sticker, but on this project - it sure speeds things up =D

      thank you for stopping by xx

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    1. thank you Wilma (^__^) happy you like it! xx

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  4. So gorgeous! Love the different variations of the drops :)

    What A Bloom is national Canadian floral company that has awesome flowers at great prices! They can make pretty much anything flower-related for example Easter Flowers See for yourself!

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    1. thanks! me too, the possibilities are endless =D xx

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  5. Cool. I have so much scrap fabric that I hate to throw out but didn't know what to use it for. This is a great idea!

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    1. Hey Jamie =)

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!
      It makes good use of small fabric samples too =)

      You have a beautiful Blog (^__^) love the craft community pin board idea - will definitely be joining in! xx

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  6. I have just found your blog via a link that I found on Pintrest... I am addicted and I have only been on here for 5 minutes. I love this necklace so much ;)

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    1. Aww cool! what's your Pinterest Username?

      hehe (^__^) happy you like this little place as much as i do!

      thankyou for visiting xx

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  7. oh my god ! this is beautiful ! i'd add some pearls in between ! thank you very much ! to the fabric-store thingie !

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    1. aww thank you (^__^) hmm..pearls..very interesting idea! hehe =D i LOVE the fabric store thingie - i've just bought some beautiful Kona solids in every colour imaginable =)

      thank you for stopping by! xx

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  8. love them,now know what to do with scrap material,thank u

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    1. i'll have to come up with more how to's using scraps i think (^__^) seems we all have too many!

      thank you for reading xx

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  9. Love the look but when the chain goes through the woven fabric, rather than the felt, how do you keep it from fraying at the hole? Fray Check? Thanks!

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    1. Hey there =D hmmm good question! I didn't use anything at all & it still looks quite neat. The fabric i used was heavy weight & the hole for the chain was only tiny - maybe that makes a difference?

      I've never tried Fray Check, but heard it works very well!

      let me know if you try it, it'd be good to see the results =)

      thanks for popping in =D

      Chloe x

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  10. This is so beautiful!! am thinking of making it with ribbon

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  11. Aww thank you Divya! it would look lovely with ribbon, it would keep its shape very well =) thank you for stopping by!

    p.s nice blog! love the upcycled sun glasses diy =D xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts ♥ it means a lot to me that you do =)

Hope to speak to you soon!

Chloe x

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