Monday, June 13, 2011

Fabric Flower Tutorials for Jewelry and Craft Projects

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Flowers are one of the most popular design elements. No wonder for they are one of nature's loveliest creations. If you prefer the bead and wire varieties, check out the links below.

However here are several tutorials for the fabric variety for incorporating into jewelry such as bib necklaces. They are also great for all kinds of embellishments on clothing, hats, bags, hairbands, hair clips bouquets and so on.

One of the best sets - six of them- of fabric flower tutorials comes from the Threadbanger site. There are two video tutorials which also feature several inspirational ideas shown above and below.


Part 1




Part 2




Not so keen on sewing?  Then the no-sew wire ribbon flower tutorial by I Heart Jenny's Art is for you! The hot glue gun is your friend. Via

This wonderful no-sew drop pearl and chain necklace  by LoveMaegan was inspired by a Lanvin creation which costs $595. The droopy fabric sections with the central pearls remind me a little of fuschias.

Use a t-shirt to make this awesome Blooming Flower bib necklace by The Sisters 4 Say More is More.  Via
Another no-sew tutorial is the Bo-Bunny flower necklace from the blog. The layered flowers are connected with brads. This design looks like the necklace is part of the top.

This 6-petal flower tutorial is by lo spazio di lilla. This is another of these amazing bloggers who write fluently in two languages! And if you can't read either Italian or English, the pictures are pretty self-explanatory.Via

Fabric flowers can be used in other craft applications as illustrated by the tutorial by Snowy Bliss. Omit the sticks, and you can adapt the flowers for jewelry. This blogger has a wonderful eye for good photography. Worth an ogle.Via

The folded and twisted fabric flower tutorial by Little Treasures is useful if you want smaller bud-like elements to fill in your bib necklace. Via

When you are a jobless teenager like Katcar on Cut Out and Keep, you have to be resourceful. She produced this DIY 'Akela" necklace tutorial which combines the elements of the beads in a tube idea with a simple gathered flower. She had a lovely version with raw edges but this grey flower's edges turned a brown color when she used a candle to burn the edges. Neat contrast!

I also love the Vintage Inspired Black and Gold bracelet tutorial by Nichelle over at Vintage Wanna Bee.  So pretty!  She used ready made gold & black tulle chain trim

Now that you've spent all that time making the flowers and you need a really quick way to put it all together as a necklace, then check out the 10 minute Anthropologie inspired creation by Sarah T on Cut Out and Keep. The ends of the thick rope could also be finished with the right tubular cord tips.

Got some rick rack that needs using up?  Check out the Rick Rack Rose Rings tutorial by Maize Hutton.
 

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7 comments:

  1. Really nice tutorial, thanks!

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  2. Fabric flowers were the first thing that introduced me(n kept me glued_ to the blogging world. Just I thought that I have tried out every possible fabric/paper/leather/foam flower there is to make, I get introduced to a new technique by a new blogger..it is so revitalising to keep learning new stuff

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  3. Wonderful selection and such a variety ! Organdy rose pins were very popular when I was a young teen and just about every girl I knew had an assortment of them in her wardrobe accessories collection. It's nice to see that fabric flora are still popular today.

    Yes it is something I would like to attempt but right now my lists of "must try" and "want to do" has gotten so extreme that I doubt I will live long enough to complete them all ... never mind my "bucket list" ! LOL

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  4. I agree that flowers are highly popular!

    Didn't you know my blog is actually my "must try" list! Getting through them all will take decades!!

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  5. Buongiorno Pearl!
    I'm so glad to meet you and would like to thank for linking my little tuto.
    Grazie! lilla

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  6. Buongiorno Lilla! The pleasure is all ours! My readers and I are suitably inspired! Pearl

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