Fabric Rosettes are a lovely addition to wearable art projects. You can create necklaces, brooches, hair accessories and much more!
For my necklace I decided to create three roses. Its best to cut the fabric into different lengths so that you have a longer strip for the middle rose so that it’s the largest and then two smaller strips for the other two roses. If you were creating a necklace with 5 or 7 roses you would cut smaller strips for the roses accordingly.
Creating the roses
To create the rose take you long strip and fold it in half. Then tie a knot at one end. The flat part of the knot is where you will begin the wrap, this will be the center. Gradually wrap the fabric around the knot, twisting the fabric up as you go, this will create the look of the petals inside the rose and give it a nice “tattered” appearance because on edge is the folded side and the other is the cut side with the raw edge. Use one hand to hold the rose and keep it together and the other hand to wrap. Once the rose is complete, you will secure it at the back by stitching it a few times, stitch across the bottom of the rose, stitching through as many of the layers as possible to help secure it.
Glue the roses to the felt:
Once your roses are complete you will glue them onto a piece of felt, you can create a template for the number of roses you are using or just glue them straight onto the felt and then cut around them. Leave a small space on either end open because this is where you will add the chain.
Adding the chain
Stitch the end loops of each piece of chain onto the backs of the roses in between the rose and the felt. The length of the chain will depend on how long you want the necklace. Once you have stitched the chain on, secure by adding a drop of hot glue of the chain loop that you stitched and then secure the felt over it.
Attaching the Swallow pendant
Using your pliers, open up to chain links on one side of the necklace and attach the Soaring Swallow Pendant, secure the links closed.
Attach the clasp of your choice from the clasp sampler pack to the necklace.
The jewelry findings products used in this creative how-to video are available at the Shoppe at Somerset.
- Coordinating colored thread and need
- Glue gun
- Soaring swallow pendant