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Crafty jewelry: Beaded Necklace with Fabric Rosette or The Tale of a Necklace Remade

Beading and knotting, Jewelry making, Video  |  September 14th 2011  |  0 Comment

This was a necklace I’d bought a few years ago, but had NEVER worn. It was when the multi-chain necklaces were first coming out and pretty pricey. I found this one on sale for $4.95. It seemed like a good idea at the time (CHEAP), but once I brought it home and tried it on with every possible outfit, I deemed it too ugly to ever wear. Still, I’d spent money on it so I couldn’t throw it out. I’ve held on to it, for I knew not what until now.

Tatertots and Jello began with all new supplies; however, I deconstructed my Too Busy necklace and used those. (In isolation the necklace wasn’t bad; it was just the combination that turned UGLY.)  I finally felt that the purchase hadn’t been a waste; I’m sure supplies would have cost me at least $4.95.

I won’t give you a whole tutorial, because you can use the one for the Threaded Necklace, but I will share the changes I made.

First: The Deconstruction

I detached all of the beads and trinkets and removed the entire middle chain.

Second:  I followed the tutorial and cut my embroidery thread twice the length of the chain to be threaded, but I found that wasn’t quite long enough. If you double your thread as I did, you’ll need the entire length which doesn’t give you much extra for knotting both ends. After a few failed attempts, I finally went with triple the length of the chain to be threaded. This gave me the extra length I needed for the knots.

Third: I applied clear nail polish to the knots to prevent them from untying. I tied my knots as securely as I could, but I was afraid that they’d come undone and my beads would be sent flying down the hall. To prevent the undoing of my efforts, I sealed them and because the nail polish is clear, it isn’t even noticeable.

Additional Resources: If you are a visual learner and would find a video more helpful in making rosettes, this is one that I used.

Source: farewelloffice.com