Thursday, July 08, 2010

Lemonade - Bib Necklace

I shared this Lemonade - Bib Necklace tutorial at Meet Virginia. If you haven't had a chance to visit Morgan there, please take a minute & say hi! You'll be so glad you did!

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 Lemonade - Bib Necklace
This sweet little bib necklace can help you add a quick burst of color to any outfit. The colors conjured up images of a lemonade stand and sunshine.  Good news too....it's relatively quick. I made this in under an hour while my little one was napping.
Materials:
{Doily, Necklace or Necklace parts, Assorted sizes of circles cut from Jersey cotton fabric and tulle, buttons, beads, coordinating thread}
Instructions:
1. Fold your doily in half & align as desired. Then open back up, insert place holder along fold. (I used a chopstick, then switched to a shish-ka-bob skewer) and apply Craft Glue to one side, following the lines of the doily, leaving the fold unglued.  I know this is difficult to imagine, but the goal is to have an opening to slide a necklace chain through when the doily is dry. 
2. Cut your circles in varying sizes out of the jersey material and tulle & set aside
3. Pick out some fun beads & buttons and lay them out to determine how you want the placement on your necklace bib.
4. Layer the circles of tulle and jersey as desired, then sew buttons or beads securely onto center of each "flower". 
5. Secure flowers and buttons onto doily by sewing into place using coordinating thread. (You could probably glue these, but sewing them makes the entire necklace more secure.)
6. Slide your necklace or chain through the doily bib and admire your cute new necklace. You're finished!
Or if you'd rather skip the making & go straight to the wearing.....get one in my etsy shop!

12 comments:

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

What a sweet necklace Mandy - it's perfect for summer!! I love the name too - it's perfect. It would be cute for Christmas with some red flowers - there are so many options! Thanks for the tutorial. ;)

Anji* said...

What a cute necklace.. lovely idea!

amyg said...

So stinkin' cute! I love the vintage-y vibe to it. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is precious! Love the colors!! :) Thanks so much for the visit to my blog! :)

Jami said...

So Sweet!!!! I love how you reused the doily AND added the yellow flowers! Just lovely!
smiles!

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emmylou said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle L. said...

Visiting from Someday Crafts party. I love this! So clever, folding the doily in half to make a built-in bail!!! You have a classic here.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I think that this necklace is the bees knees! I must try it out or I could save myself the time and effort and just buy it. :)
Thanks!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Cute necklace! This is SO adorable! You did a great job - and great tutorial!! :)

Larissa said...

Beautiful necklace. I saw it on Somewhat simple.

This would make a great gift.

I would love it if you came and linked up to my Christmas in July linky party.

I hope to see this wonderful project there.

Just Another Day in Paradise

Sachiko said...

That is a very pretty necklace! Thanks for sharing.

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