I got together with the girls a couple weeks ago for a jewellery crafting session. I found this really CUTE fabric necklace pattern on www.amybutlerdesign.com and thought I would try it out while everyone else in the craft club was making necklaces with their wire and pliers (too complicated for me with my poor planning). I don't really wear jewellery very much to boot, so this bohemian style works well for me.
The tutorial for it can be found here http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/FabricNecklace.pdf . She has some other really inspiring free craft patterns you might want to check out too.
SO, this is what it SHOULD look like...
And this is what I made...
My apologies for the crumby pics.. I will def post better ones in the future. But you get the gist. It was actually surprisingly easy.. though the colours I chose ended up not really working. CURSE those two dark fabrics!! =T gr. The fabric itself only cost $8 though, and I could make probably 3 more necklaces with that. The 1" balls you can get in a pack of 24 at the dollar store. Not bad for an entire necklace, eh? I will definitely make a second attempt.
NOW, the only problem I ran into was when I finally sewed the tube of fabric together, the balls didn't really fit inside in some spots because they were too big. I must have cut the fabric in different sizes. My quick fix was to just open a small hole in the seam and shove the balls in, while simply overlapping the fabric around the ball and then knotting as per usual. That worked so well I am considering trying again without even bothering to sew it on either side. We'll see.. if you try it out you'll know what I mean. Unless yours is perfect of course... and if that's the case.. then......... kudos to you!! :) I swear I'm not bitter....;P