If you recall, I told you about a fabulous pick’n’mix bag of buttons I picked up a while back; within which I found these gorgeous vintage gunmetal buttons that I ended up using to make Tassel Earrings. Well, the bag has come up trumps yet again – after some deeper rifling I found a bunch of cute flat plastic buttons that I thought would look adorable on a “hodge-podge” type bib necklace; as in I’m thinking pearls, lace, buttons, chains, ribbon, rhinestones, bows…everything short of the kitchen sink basically!
What you need:
- A square sheet of felt
- 2 lengths of ribbon
- A handful of flat-sided pearl embellishments
- A handful of mixed buttons
- 9-12″ of gunmetal chain
- 5 small polkadot bows
- 12-14″ white lace ribbon
- Contact Adhesive
- Needle & Thread
- Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one you can use a glue gun)
- Cut 2 pieces out of the felt for the base of the bib necklace – using a small plate and a pen, draw 2 crescents (however thick you’d like the bib; mine is about 3-4″ in thickness) And cut out two bib shapes.
- Place each ribbon at either end of the bib, between the two bib pieces and either sew the two pieces together or using the glue gun stick them together.
- Sew or glue the lace ribbon along the edge of the bib necklace.
- Using a needle and thread (make sure the thread is the same colour as the felt), sew the chain to the bib, just above the lace ribbon.
- Using the contact adhesive, randomly glue the bows, buttons and pearls to the bib. Leave to dry.
I absolutely love the way this necklace came out – it’s got a cute girly vintage feel to it and looks great dressed up or casual. There’s so much potential to impart your own personal style to a bib necklace so it’s definitely worth trying it out for yourself! So much fun both making and wearing it.