After my recent article with braided necklaces, quite a lot of suggestions and questions came :)
I pulled myself together and made the DIY on making a necklace from my new collection:
For work you need:
1. Felt, preferably dense (thickness is not important, it's up to you)
2. Mouline (iris or cotton, they look different)
3. Threads, needle, scissors
4. Rhinestones, beads, seed beads, Czech or Japanese
5. Moment Crystal glue
First you need to make a braid, it's simple.
Excuse me for the colour of the braid is different from the necklace in the tutorial — the braid had already need ready at the time of shooting.
After the detail is ready, you may have some idea of what it will look like.
Schematically, draw the necklace on paper, it's easier to do it on a sheet of checked paper. Draw the contour of the main stones and the width of the braid.
Cut out the pattern, apply it to felt and mark where the stones will be.
Cut out the felt along the contour.
Sew the braid to the top of the felt. Do it so that the seam was hidden. Either pick the tone to mach the felt or stitch along the curves where thread can "drown".
Then sew large stones. And begin to sew them round with Czech beads.
Sew round all stones so that the line of beads was smoother, pass the thread through the entire length.
Apply beads and rhinestones of smaller size to decide how to arrange them in a better way.
Sew on smaller details and begin to sew them round. On the same principle, embroider the reference line with black beads.
After I decided that I wouldn't add anything, I cut off the excess of felt along the edge. Cut carefully so as not to hurt the threads on the back side.
Glue the blank to the cardboard. Cut along the edge. You may cut a little less to sew round easier :)
Glue the item to leather; you can, of course, not glue it, but it's much convenient when leather is fixed. Cut out the necklace along the edge. Sew round.
The ends of the braid are closed with a rep ribbon. I just carefully knotted it and closed the edge with a small seam.
Our stylish braid necklace is ready! :)
I hope the tutorial will be clear and useful. I will be glad to hear your objective criticism and suggestions :)