It all started with a Louis Vuitton necklace. My sister Hope and I coveted the large chunky owl endowed necklace, but knew we could never afford the real thing. Lucky for me my sister can draw like a mutha’, so that is exactly what she did. She drew a version of the infamous Louis Vuitton necklace on a piece of shrink plastic that we transformed into a necklace. Before we did any shrinking however I scanned in the paper so that I had a version to do with as I pleased. Like say for instance make into a fabric necklace for this week’s I Love to Create Column. The necklace in size and texture is very reminiscent of the Casual Friday Necklace from The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry. Read on to learn how to make your own fabric Louis Vuitton necklace and for a chance to win a copy of The Naughty Secretary Club so you can learn how to make your own Casual Friday Necklace too.
Aleene’s Liquid Fusible Web
Tulip Cordless Heat Setting Tool
Tulip Glam-It-Up! Fashion Art Tweezers
Tulip Glam-It-Up! Iron-On Crystals
Sew-In Computer Printer Fabric
2 jump rings
2 rhinestone beads
Once the fabric was printed on I ironed on some interfacing to make it a little stiffer. From here using Aleene’s Liquid Fusible Web I adhered the necklace to a piece of hot pink animal print craft felt which was to be the backside of the necklace.
Next I wanted to add a little sparkle so using Iron On Crystals, Fashion Art Tweezers and my handy dandy little Cordless Heat Setting Tool (all from Tulip) I gave the little owl some sparkly rhinestone eyes.
To match the eyes I stole 2 rhinestone connector beads from another necklace and using a needle and thread connected them to the two top corners of the necklace.
Wanna win a copy of The Naughty Secretary Club? All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know what you think about fabric and jewelry joining forces. Tell me what you have made, tell me what you have seen, tell me your ideas. I love soft jewelry and want to know what about it tickles your fancy. Oh and be sure to check out yesterday’s post for more amazing examples of soft jewelry Trendy is as Trendy Does: Fabric Jewelry.