My son gave me the idea for this necklace. He was watching me sew and wanted to do the same. I gave him a needle and thread and cut some felt squares and he began threading. I thought it was a nice activity for him and could buy me some time to finish my sewing. To my surprise I liked the strand he made and that’s how this necklace came about.
What you will need
- necklace chain
- 4 jump rings
- 2 eyepins
- 4 semi-precious stone beads
Step 1: Thread felt squares together Cut felt/fabric squares and thread together. Felt can be found in fabric stores, alternatively you could string together pom-poms or cotton jersey from older t-shirts.
Step 2: Assemble the necklace Sew a jump ring to the ends of the fabric strand. Thread 2 beads through an eyepin and make a loop at the end. Measure chain to a desired length – my chain was 14 inches in length. My necklace had a finished length of 10.5 inches. Attach the threaded beads to the fabric strand on one end and the other to a chain. I added a clasp on one end so that I could put the necklace on easily.
side note: These felt fabric scraps came from a beautiful wrap Hilary Radley felt coat I found in a second-hand store afew years ago. (It was a mere $8) I thought the coat was too long so I trimmed the coat and there was enough extra material to make this necklace and also a cover for my drawing tablet.