Monday, September 9, 2013

Bev's Anthro Chained Lace Bib Knockoff

Ok – enough gushing. Ready for a tutorial??
I will warn you, this takes a little time. Like a few hours. Grab your stuff and sit in front of Harry Potter 7 Parts 1 & 2.
It’s not difficult – it just takes time to do some of the steps.
I promise when you’re done you’ll be so happy with the result that you won’t mind – plus you won’t have spent $468 on a necklace.
Materials You’ll Need:
2 – 3 ring connectors (I found these in an earring findings kit)
Chain – 34″
3/8″ wide Velvet Ribbon – about 2 1/2 yards or so
1 1/2″ wide (or so) Lace – 16″
Jump rings – lots. You’ll need 6 mm and 8 mm.
Rhinestone Trim – 16″
Matching thread, needle
round-nosed pliers, wire cutters
Start by cutting your chain into 4 pieces – 8 1/2″ long.
Connect two chain pieces to the outside rings on the three ring connectors with jump rings.

Using your larger 8mm jump rings, connect the first links in the chains with a jump ring.

Continue connecting every other link in the chains with jump rings.

Repeat for the other chain pieces.
Cut 2 pieces of velvet ribbon, 9″ long each. Turn the ends under just a bit and sew them down so they don’t fray.
Cut 2 – 8 1/2″ lengths of rhinestone trim. Lining up the rhinestones with the top of the velvet, sew down the rhinestones with just a few stitches every so often.
This will help the trim lay flat against the velvet. You should have a little space at the end of the ribbon without rhinestones.

Insert the ribbon in through the center of the jump rings, between your two chains. This will take a little finagling. Just pull it through gently.
Bring the ribbon right up to the top of the center ring on the three-ring connector. Sew the ribbon to this little ring.

Your ribbon should now run through the center of your jump rings.

Repeat for the other chains/ribbon.
Cut two 8 1/2″ pieces of lace. Connect one piece of lace to the Left side of a chain group and a piece of lace to the Right Side of a chain group.
Use your smaller 6 mm jump rings and connect it to the outside links of the chain.
You could also hand sew this on if you are sick of jump rings. :)

Lay the two pieces out and overlap the ends of the ribbon that don’t have rhinestones. Make a “v” shape.
Sew together the ribbon ends.

Make a smallish bow out of velvet ribbon. Sew this over the section you just sewed together.

Cut two 25″ pieces of Ribbon. Add a larger jump ring to the top of each connector piece. Feed the ribbon through each ring and knot them just above the ring.

And that’s it!! That wasn’t too bad was it?

I just love the combination of materials. . .

Again I found this on . This lady has talent and makes this easy to understand and make...!!

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