Tuesday, February 15, 2011

felt fan necklace

Here's another necklace I made recently, inspired by this one from Anthropologie:
I thought it was kind of whimsical, and something I could definitely pull together very inexpensively with all the scraps from my felt flower mania.

  • Felt
  • Beads
  • Chain
  • Jump rings/clasp
  • Glue gun
To start, cut out felt circles from three different colors; I used a spool of thread as my template for size. You'll need 5 of each.

Using one of the circles as a base, fold a circle and glue half of it to the base; repeat on the other side of the base with another folded circle, leaving a small channel between them. With the last two circles, put a very thin line of glue down the center so they hold their fold but still fan out a bit. After placing the chain between the circles that are glued to the base, glue the two folded circles on top.
Add a bead on either side and repeat with the other felt colors. Finish with another bead on either end, cut the chain to desired length, and add jump ring/clasp.
(I think the original has a spherical fan of felt. I decided to go with a flat back so it lays nicely, but it would be easy to add 4 more circles to the back to make it into more of a ball....)

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  1. boo, blogger hiccuped and deleted my comment. This is a great tutorial, thank you for sharing it! Take that, Anthropologie!

  2. This is darling! Great knock-off!

  3. This turned out soooo cute! Thanks for sharing the idea! :)

  4. Thank you for the tutorial. I would have pinned it but you don't appear to have a pin it button.


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