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Today we have something really light and fun –
the Anthro Momentary Flutter Necklace!
Doesn’t that sound like Spring?
I just love this one – it’s so customizable for color and it was quick to put together!
And here’s Anthro’s:
Here’s what you’ll need to make one of your very own!!
• Assorted pieces of chiffon or very lightweight fabric
• Chain – approx. 33″
• 5 adjustable end caps
• 4 cording crimp beads with loops
• cording (small amounts)
• embroidery floss
• 2 crystal beads and headpins
• closure pieces (lobster clasp and jump ring)
• 5 jump rings
Start by making a flower pattern. Mine has 5 petals and is about 1 1/2″ wide.
Cut out 15 flowers. I cut out 5 from each of my three fabrics.
Layer three of the flowers together, alternating where the petals go.
Holding the three pieces together, fold the flower group in half.
Fold in half twice more. You should have a folded point at the top of the flower.
Open up the points of the end cap a little with your pliers.
Add a drop of glue in the center, then put the point of your flower into the end cap.
Close the prongs of the cap around the fabric.
Repeat this 4 more times for the other flowers. Alternate what order you layer the fabrics to make it a little more interesting.
Cut your chain into 2 – 12″ pieces. Connect the two pieces with a jump ring.
Cut another 2″ piece of chain. Add it to the jump ring in the center of the chain.
Add one of your flower petals to the end of the short chain with a jump ring.
Tie a little bow with embroidery floss or some cording in the jump ring.
Cut another piece of chain 1″ long.
Add another flower to the end of the chain with a jump ring.
Thread a coordinating piece of embroidery floss through the links of the chain starting with the top and going all the way to the jump ring.
Pull extra floss through and tie a bow at the end of the chain in the jump ring.
Knot the floss at the other end around the last link of the chain.
Add a dab of glue on the knot and bow to keep them from unraveling.
Measure to the left of the center of the necklace 2 1/2″ and add this piece with a jump ring.
Cut a 1 1/4″ piece of narrow cording. Add a crimp bead with loop at each end. Crimp the bead around the cording.
Add another flower petal to one end of this with another jump ring.
Add this piece to your necklace 2″ to the left of the last piece.
Cut three more pieces of chain – 1″, 2″, and 2 1/2″.
For the two smaller pieces we’re going to add a sparkly bead.
Add a crystal bead to a head pin. (a wire with a flat side, to hold the bead on)
Hold the wire with round nose pliers just above the bead. Wrap the wire around one side of the pliers to form a loop.
Cut the wire with wire cutters at the point that it meets itself at the top of the bead. You should have a loop.
I just love these little beads. I think they’re so cute. Weird. I know.
Make one more of these and add them to the bottoms of the 1″ and 2″ chains.
Add a flower piece to the bottom of the 2 1/2″ chain.
Add all three chains to a jump ring.
Measure to the right of the center jump ring on the necklace 2 1/2″ and add this piece.
Make another 1″ piece with cording or similar material. Add the loop crimp beads to the cording, and a flower piece with a jump ring on the end.
(I have pictured here a yarn piece for this section. I ended up changing this out later because it frayed too much. So you’ll see the yarn in the next few pictures but not the final product.)
Finish the two loose ends of the necklace with a lobster clasp and jump ring.
We’re all done!! Not too bad right?
I love the different elements of the chains and the fabric.
What do you think?? I’d love to know. :)
Don’t forget that alllllllllll of the necklaces from this week will be given away!
All the giveaway posts will go up Saturday morning. So exciting!! :)