Posh Primrose Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
This design is so simple, yet stunningly sophisticated. The rich fabric and lustrous pearls are sure to turn heads wherever you go. Best of all, you can customize this design to feature the fabric and colors you prefer. Show the world your posh side by creating this necklace today!
Step one: Pick a fabric you like and use the Kanzashi flower maker round petal extra small template to create five flowers with five petals each instead of six. Follow the manufacturer's directions, included with the template, for help creating your flowers. Cheri used velvet to create her flowers, which is thicker than recommended, so you will need to hold onto the template. The template snap will not work with velvet.
Step two: Use the Kanzashi flower maker pointed petal extra small template to create four individual leaves out of the velvet. Sew one leaf each onto four of the flowers you made.
Step three: With a cotton swab, apply adhesive to the holes of the flowers to prevent fraying on the inside of the holes. Allow to dry.
Step four: Use a needle and thread to gather the center of each flower together tighter. Sew a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Creamrose to the center of each flower.
Step five: Cut a length of ribbon long enough to work with while sewing the flowers to it. In order for the flowers to lie flat, put a series of five darts or tucks in the center of the ribbon to get the curve you like, as shown in the picture below. Sew the flowers to the ribbon.
Step six: Sew a backing of fabric to cover the flower centers and all of the stitching on the back of the ribbon. Cut the ribbon to the length you would like for your necklace.
Approximate Size: Adjustable Estimated Time: Six Hours Difficulty Level: Beginner
List of Components: Kanzashi Flower Maker Pointed Petal Extra Small (KANZASHI07, qty 1)
Kanzashi Flower Maker Round Petal Extra Small (KANZASHI08, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Creamrose (5810-CRMRO6, qty 5)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Rich Red (STRNG-0107, qty 1)
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Kanzashi Flower Maker pointed Petal Small (KANZASHI02) Kanzashi Flower Maker Orchid Petal Extra Small (KANZASHI06) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream (5810-CRM6) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Creamrose (5810-CRMROLT6)