Anna, Studio

One necklace a week: the “Bonbon” necklace

Two Bonbon necklaces
Two Bonbon necklaces

Have you enjoyed the enjoyed button necklace and the wooden beads necklace as much as I have? Well, then you are in for a treat. Today I present my favorite so far – drumroll – the Bonbon necklace!
Pretty little bonbon necklace
Pretty little bonbon necklace

Since fabric is one of my favorite materials (along with paint) I wanted to create something based on this fabric covered bracelet. I wanted it to be simple yet a statement piece and also fun and feminine girly. So here it goes…
Satin ribbon bonbon necklace
Satin ribbon bonbon necklace

You’ll need
fabric scraps
wooden beads – just about any shape
thin ribbon or sewing thread
superglue
a thin silver/gold necklace
scissors

Supplies for a bonbon necklace
Supplies for a bonbon necklace

How to
First things first: make sure your necklace fasteners are small enough to go through your wood bead! They fit? Perfect, let’s go on. Select a fabric scrap that is big enough to go around your bead, it must wrap it at least one and have plenty of overlap on the sides. The sides meaning the part where you will tie the ribbon later. You might want to cut of excess fabric so you only wrap around the bead once.
Trimming fabric scrap
Trimming fabric scrap

Now it’s time to get out the superglue and adhere the fabric to the bead. A tiny dot of glue suffices. Once it has dried do not forget to enter the necklace… It has happenened more than once to me. Oops.
Adhere fabric scrap
Adhere fabric scrap

Tie thread or satin ribbon around the side of the bead so the excess fabric will get tied off. Does that makes sense? Pull tight and secure with a tight knot. Now make a teeny tiny bow. You could fix it with another dot of glue.
Bonbon necklace from fabric scrap
Bonbon necklace from fabric scrap

Made within five minutes, right? This war a perfect use for those last mini scraps of my all time favorite fabric which made me incredibly happy. Could not throw any of this away… ~Anna~

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