Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spinning A Yarn Necklace

 Quick Note: The Fun Funky Fleece Hat Pattern can be found HERE. I am finally getting caught up :) Also if you click the link to the right, I have updated all the links to my patterns. I WILL be organized if it kills me, or just makes me super tired. 

I love chunky comfy looking necklaces. If I could I would TOTALLY knit myself some necklaces. Big chunky knit necklaces (do those exist?). Well I still can't figure out how to knit so I thought I would try my hand at making a fun necklace out of yarn and I LOVE how it turned out:
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It is so terribly simply I know I will be making lots more of these. I have some gorgeous organic brown yarn that is super thick I have been trying to figure out what to do with ;)
What you need:
Left overs from a skein of wool in whatever color of colors you like
Glue Gun
Ribbon
Flowers etc for embellishment

I decided I wanted 3 loops on my necklace but you can do as many as you like. I think my next one will have 5 (I love odd numbers).  Each rope goes up in size. The first rope is a braid with 1 piece of yarn per section, the second has 2 pieces of yarn per section and the final has 3. I tape the top section so I would have some tension and this made braiding a lot easier.
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I braided all the way to the end then tied a loop around with a piece of the yarn to keep it secure. When you are done braiding all 3 of your ropes they should resemble these:
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I then laid it out in the way I wanted it to look. Then trimmed any excess so it laid nicely
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I took the ribbon I had selected and used fray check on the ends
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I plugged in the good ole hot glue gun (I found a few extra sticks today and was sooooo excited ha!) Once it was pipping hot I took one of the ribbons and put a nice glob of glue on the end. Then I wrapped it around all 3 ropes.
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I wrapped and dolloped glue. I only went around twice.
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On the last wrap I glued the ribbon at an angle so that it would hang straight
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When you are done repeat on the opposite side so that you have two ribbon closures
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Now the fun part, embellishing. I took an old hair flower that I never wear anymore, put a big 'ole dollop of glue in the middle and attached a black button, a gem and crystal button to jazz it up a bit
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I wanted a little bit more so I added two little grey flowers that had some bling on them. Sorry this pic is so awful it was taken after dark haa!
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I love how it looks, so wintery and warm looking :)
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Hope you have some extra yarn lying around :)

20 comments:

  1. Kelly, what a lovely necklace. :) It's lovely to see the creations you come up with, I enjoy every one.

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  2. Genius! tHE Cranky Twins are napping so I'm going to try this RIGHT.NOW! (I love knowing that I'm not the only crafty type who can't or doesn't like to knit or crochet! I can crochet a chain. That's it. :D)

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  3. Wow! I love this! I need to go search for some yarn!

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  4. I love this necklace. And I do have some yard around. Thanks for a great idea!

    Krista

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  5. Amazing!!!! I will definitely give this a try!

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  6. I LOVE this! I'm totally going to try it:) I can't knit, or crochet, or anything with yarn, but this is perfect, thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  7. I love it! So cute and simple.

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  8. I just made a yarn neaklace, and I was quite proud of the end product, but.......now I'm feleing a little humbled; that's beautiful :)

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  9. LOVE IT! Wow, you did an awesome job on this. Great tutorial as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  10. Mom was so excited about this- she totally made one and now she's trying to do a knit version. She just wanted me to let you know how cool she thinks this and you are!

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  11. I just really love this!! It looks so cozy and totally reminds me of winter. I'm featuring this tutorial on my blog next week. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. And now I know what I'm making my sister-in-laws for Christmas. Thank you! This is awesome!

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  13. What a simple yet gorgeous idea. I have linked it to my sidebar as I think my readers would love this. Thank you for sharing it :)

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  14. This is beautiful! :) Love your blog!

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  15. you are AMAZING!!! so incredibly creative...I have never touched yarn before, but I will have to try this, it's just lovely!

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  16. did you just hot glue the flowers onto the yarn? or did you pin them on?

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  17. Your necklace is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature them at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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  18. Love this! I never thought of using yarn before.

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