Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Singed flower bib necklace


I know that I said I would have a tutorial today, and I would have. Except I really wanted to make this instead. In retrospect I should have finished the tutorial. Can I just say that designing accessories is a lot more fun than actually making them sometimes. This was much nicer in my mind. Don't get me wrong, it is pretty and really for my first bib necklace ever I shouldn't be down about it. But it was so much prettier in my head!

Also, can I just say how much I detest working with hot glue on wearables? Next time I am using Mod Podge and Aileen's Tacky Glue. Ugh, I really don't like seeing any glue anywhere and if you smear some good luck getting it off. Ugh. Somehow, I managed to get this one without to many disasters probably due to the fact that I hand sewed as much as I could. But those darn buttons had shanks that were not working for me so when I cut the shank off I had to first glue the black to the silver and then the set to the flowers. Ugh little bits of glue were oozing, just enough to drive me crazy! And then, when I got antsy to have it finished and realized that the denim was in fact not heavy enough to keep the bib laying flat, I decided to hot glue a piece of felt to the back of the bib. How I managed to pull that off without giving myself a third degree burn I don't know.

But it is pretty right? Make me feel better about making more and maybe I'll make you one? In the mean time, don't forget to enter Week #2 Giveaway if you haven't and I'll see you tomorrow for Wednesday On Wednesday. ♥

7 comments:

Melissa said...

I think it turned out cute. I can't see the glue.

Hands Sew Full said...

I think it is beautiful...I really like the black and white, it makes it look very elegant, and I don't see any glue either! I am glad you didn't fry your fingers on the glue gun, you need them for all your wonderful crafts!

The Sewing Dork said...

I picture wearing this with a gown to the Oscars... beautiful.

Anji* said...

It is pretty, nice monochrome colours! And I can't see the glue in pic either.

I know exactly what you mean though, about sometimes the design looks better in your imagination.. been there, done that!

PEACHES said...

Gorgeous! I know producing stuff in theory is sometimes easier than in practice, but honest, this one is gorgeous.

MandiCoulter said...

i think it looks great melissa! i certainly wouldn't refuse if you are offering to make another one ;)

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