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Another fabric necklace

This time quite a bit longer, to wrap around the neck once or twice =)

I used one of my favourite fabrics, one of those that has been lying around for quite some time as I never got the chance to make the top out of it that I was planning to do. (I am still at the muslin-testing stage.) It’s once again from Ikea – the blue Josefin variety this time.

Oh, and of course this necklace was once again inspired by Amy Butler’s fabric necklace.

Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace

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August 26, 2009 at 16:19 pm 1 comment

Fabric Necklace

A project I long had an eye on, was Amy Butler’s Fabric Necklace, a free pattern that is available from her homepage. It looked so nice and easy! And I can now tell you: it is! 😉

I finished my first fabric necklace, using a fabric I bought from Ebay for 1.- € (and that’s for 5(!) meters of it).

I altered the pattern a little bit. Instead of first cutting rectangles from the fabric and then cutting the bias strips from it, I cut the strips directly from the fabric, as it seemed like a waste of fabric to do otherwise.

Also, I used wooden beads instead of the Styrofoam balls. As I only had 3/4” ones instead of 1” ones, I had to adapt the pattern accordingly so the fabric still fit around them quite tightly. (I used a 3/4” seam instead of a 1/2” one to sew together the bias tube.)

But, all in all, I think it’s a very nice project. Quick and easy, and nice to look at too. I might just make the next one a lot longer, so I can wrap it around my neck two times. =)

Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace

June 10, 2009 at 14:05 pm Leave a comment

Another fabric bead necklace!

I just loved the first fabric bead necklace I produced some time ago. So I had to make another one 😉

This time I used a great fabric I did get from my aunt – a cotton / satin mix in a ‘pucci’ design. So beautiful! And because of the pattern I didn’t have to use any other fabric =)

Hope you like this one as well! And I think I might just make another one like it and give it away as a Christmas present…

Getting started:

Fabric Bead Necklace

The finished necklace:

Fabric Bead Necklace

Fabric Bead Necklace

Oh, and remember: The tutorial is from froo*gal – for all those who feel inspired =)

December 5, 2008 at 22:54 pm 1 comment

Fabric Bead Necklace – The Result

So, here it finally is – my first finished fabric bead necklace. I already wore it to university one and plan on doing so a lot in the near future. And I have already got plans for different coloured necklaces – for myself and as Christmas presents.

Now that I know exactely how to make them I think I’ll be able to make them in practically no time at all 😉

Oh, I used a mixture of black and white fabric scratches I found lying around. One or two of them are from Ikea fabric the rest had been handed down to me by family and friends.

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November 26, 2008 at 13:15 pm Leave a comment

Fabric Bead Necklace

So, I did get started on my first fabric bead necklace. As mentioned before, I followed the tutorial by froo*gal. It’s not yet finished so the photos are of the ‘work in progress’.

The wooden beads I used had a too small hole so I spent quite a lot of time on filing them bigger. The problem before was that when I stuffed the raw ends of the fabric into them I couldn’t get the needle with the ribbon through it…

My utensils:

Utensils

Utensils

The first few beads:

Fabric Beads

November 22, 2008 at 21:51 pm 1 comment

Already stressed about Christmas presents?

Well, I have already thought about them too. And I came across a few on-line tutorials that inspired me to hand craft most of my presents this year.

I especially love this necklace (the full title: Louis Vuitton “Knock Off” Fabric Bead Necklace) by froo*gal.

Fabric Bead Necklace

I think I am going to start doing a few of those for selected girlfriends this weekend, as soon as my exam on Friday has been passed (hopefully successfully ).

I also fell in love with this bag by A Mingled Yarn, that’s originally a diaper bag but will be adapted to work as a map / book bag for me to take all my stuff to university with me:

Diaper Bag

And someone will also be presented with fabric covered magnets by jcaroline creative! as a christmas gift. Aren’t they just gorgeous:

Fabric Covered Magnets

Oh, and I really have to go to a jumble sale. I need album cover sleeves for this great organizing idea:

Album Cover Wall Organizer

And to satisfy all cravings for sweets, I’ll try out these great sounding cookies by have cake, will travel!. Hopefully it will not a ‘frustration feast’ after my exam… 😉
Don’t they just sound great: White Chocolate Lime Cookies!

White Chocolate Lime Cookies

So, have a great second part of the week!

November 19, 2008 at 23:18 pm 1 comment


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