Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fabric Marble Necklace

Have you noticed lately that I have been trying really hard to take my style up a notch?  Well I am!  But at the same time, I'm trying really hard to not spend a ton of money on myself (since my braces cost me quite a bit).  I have some pretty cute clothes, so I thought that if I just add some kind of accessory that would help with my style.  So I did just that, I made myself a cute necklace to go with a plain grey dress.  

This is how I made it
I took a strip of fabric, 2.5"x14"
I folded it in half and then sewed it.
I then turned it inside out.
Then I took some a marble and put it into the middle of the fabric.
I twisted the fabric and glued it together.  Then I added another marble.  I continued doing that until the fabric was filled with marbles.  
I wanted to put something in between the marbles.  I thought about beads, but I didn't have any that were big enough, so took the ribbon, folded it in half and then glued it in between the marbles.  
Then I added some ribbon for the necklace.  
I added a rosette flower.

Here's a close up, I love how it looks.  It just adds to the necklace.  Photobucket

And that's it!  Super easy and simple.  I love that I can have it be super long or short.  It just depends on what I'm wearing that day :)Photobucket Photobucket


Pippa @ BeadsAndBarnacles said...

This is really nice. But hoe heavy is it with marbles in it?

Heather B said...

Really cute! I've seen people do something similar but they call them teething necklaces that the mom wears for the baby. I would be kind of worried about something happening and the baby getting the marble.

Danielle said...

Super cute and "stylish"! I saw a lady at church with something like this.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

This is so cute!! :) I've been wanting to make one of these! Going to look around your blog some more :) Would love if you'd stop by mine too! Have a great day!~hugs, Holly

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Very cute, Kaysi! I love the colors, and that rosette is the perfect finishing touch!

The Claytons said...

Super cute with the dress! I am going to try and make one for my best friend for a graduation gift.

cheapcraftymama said...

That is super cute, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday at where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

Michelle said...

That is so cute. I especially love the rosette on the side.My favorite part is that it actually looks like something I could make. :)

Matt and Jess said...

Super cute! My kind of thing!

Rachel {Lines Across} said...

This is beautiful. I really love how it turned out, and it looks like fun to make. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.

Rachel :)