I mentioned recently that I really wanted to make jewelry. Specifically, bib necklaces. (I know, I’m a little slow to pick up on this trend… what can I say.) I’ve seen a few that I nearly bought, but then I thought it would be more fun to make my own. Also, I wanted to make slightly less blingy ones, that would be wearable for daytime.
I gathered a little assortment of supplies…
… and laid out some beads on a piece of felt until I liked the arrangement, then glued them in place. ( I was going to sew them as well, but didn’t have a small enough needle for the tiny holes in the beads…. but with strong glue, I don’t think sewing is necessary.)
Next I trimmed the felt so it wouldn’t be seen from the front (tiny scissors are helpful here), sewed on ribbons (fold the edge under first, so you get a clean edge), and then glued on the last small beads to cover the stitches… and I had a couple of bib necklaces.
Easy, fun, and I made them both in one evening!