faux metal bib necklace
January 21, 2011 § 21 Comments
Yesterday’s faux metal flowers have been crafted into a statement bib necklace!
I think people might find it pretty hard to believe that this beautiful accessory is made out of a piece of Con-Tact vinyl shelf liner (brushed nickel finish), brads, and ribbon. The process was so simple, but the result has so much impact. The Con-Tact paper proved perfect for this purpose. Because it is vinyl, the product is soft, flexible, and very light. A real metal bib necklace of this scale would be so much more cumbersome to wear, no matter how thin the metal sheet would be, not to mention the bothersome sounds of clanging.
You will need faux metal flowers (if you’re just tuning in, you can find yesterday’s tutorial here), black brads, black satin ribbon, 1/8″ hole punch, and a pair of scissors.
1. Cut small, random lengths of ribbon between 4″ to 6″ in length. For each length, fold in half. With a 1/8″ hole punch, punch a hole right through both layers of ribbon. Feed the flower through the hole and close the brad. The flowers are now attached to loops.
2. Feed each loop of flower through a 36″ length of ribbon. Along the center of the ribbon, arrange the loops 1-1/2″ apart. Punch a hole at the top center of the loops and secure to the main ribbon with a brad.
3. To close the gaps between the loops, weave through two additional rows of ribbon and attach at each end with a brad.
You have the option to stop at step 2 if you want to let the flowers simply hang. Or you may proceed to step 3 to create a woven bib.
I am now imagining an endless line of accessories to create using these faux metal flowers. They can be attached to headbands, barrettes, hair ties, pins (for brooches), even purses. I think I will apply the same techniques on copper and wood grain Con-Tact paper for a much different look. Faux bois flowers? I’m loving the thought!
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Gorgeous stuff. Am I the only one who adores such things?? It’s difficult locating people who love such craft in Singapore. ;(
Thank you. 🙂 I remember enjoying all the crafty merchandise in Clarke Quay…but then again, it was a touristy area, so likely not representative of Singapore’s craft scene and it’s been 8 years since I’ve been…
This is beautiful…thanks for sharing, I need to unwind this week after a stressful week at work, maybe this could be a project I’ll try 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Happy creating! 😀
Excellent, I bought some of this ages ago knowing that I could use it for “something” but never have. Think I’ll be having a go at some metal flowers for my cards!
Glad you’re giving the shelf liners a go. They’ll add a nice pop to your cards!
You’re on a roll baby 🙂 Nice work! Just love this project. Drop me a line sometime when you get a chance…
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Sounds great, Jane! Thanks so much for linking up. 😀
I love ALL of your projects but this is one of my favorites. They’re so pretty! Thanks for the how-to, I’ll be linking.
No flipping way!!! This is the coolest statement necklace I have seen in long time. SHELF-LINER? Who knew?!
This is so creative and beautiful! I will definitely be trying this out!!
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Pretty amazing result with the contact paper!
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