Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIY leather corsage necklace

Yesterday I took just a couple of hours for myself 
to make my DIY version of this Sportmax 
val leather corsage necklace that has been in my "inspiration folder" for almost a year.


I must say... 
I'm pretty pleased with the result!
... see for yourself!

picture on the left: my-wardrobe.com ; collage by moi


...and this is how I made it.
(I split the tutorials in several steps, with lots of pictures,
I hope it's clear!)


SHOPPING LIST


You need:
* 4 or 5 inches of thick chain (mine is a piece of bracelet that broke), one O ring and one slide (the slide needs to be the same size of your grosgrain's width)
* 2 big beads and a smaller one
* about 1-1/2 yr of 5/8" grosgrain in cream color, matching thread, needle and scissors
* three pieces of soft & thin leather in cream and one in a darker shade (about 2-1/4" x 6-1/2")
* masking tape and exacto knife
* clear glue and fray check

MAKING THE BASE GROSGRAIN AND CHAIN NECKLACE


1* cut three pieces of grosgrain: 19" - 12" and 14"(this last one, with 45 degrees angles cut at the ends) and fray check all the ends
2* take the 12" piece and slip one end into the slide
3* fold it and sew few stitches
4* pass it onto the O ring
5* now pass it onto the slide
6* loop it around one side of the chain
7* sew few stitches
8* pass the 19" piece around the other side of the chain
9* all the way to the middle part
10* pin it in place and slide the other side all the way next to the O ring
(now, put it on and make sure it goes over your head)
11* take the exact measurement, cut off the extra and sew few stitches next to the O ring
12* done! time to make the bow!


NOW: ADD THE BOW


1* take the 14" long piece of grosgrain
2* fold the left part
3* go over with the right part
4* slip it inside the loop
5* tie and adjust
6* place it on the left side of the necklace
7* sew it with few stitches without sewing the top part of the knot
8* cut off the extra sides, and apply some more fray check! done!!

MAKING LEATHER CORSAGE FLOWERS 


1* cut 4 pieces of very thin leather into 6-1/2" x 2-1/4" (three in one color and one in a different tone)
2* tape the pieces straight onto your board
3* using your exacto knife, make cuts every 1/8" leaving the tape parts un-cut
4* it will look like this once done
5* take off the tape
6* apply some clear glue onto the edge of the wrong side of the leather
7* fold the leather in half
8* apply some glue onto the edge
9* start rolling slowly
10* keep rolling
11* it's a flower!
12* sew it a couple of times back and forth to secure it
(don't cut the thread! you'll need it in the next step!)

SEW THE LEATHER CORSAGE FLOWERS AND THE STONES


1* sew the flower around one link of the chain
2* add the bead
3* and the other one
... keep sewing until it's done!!

xox, d.

23 comments:

  1. amazing diy, thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome :) keep rocking dear friend!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good to have you back. THe necklace looks wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your necklace is amazing. And your tutorial is even more amazing. It must have taken so much time to prepare. Thanks so much for sharing. You make it look so easy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice one, I esp like the bead insets

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just love your necklace, it's much more beautiful that the model one :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is stunning! Awesome tutorial too. Can't get over the difference in price!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That is gorgeous! and your tutorial is so detailed. Thanks!


    V.
    http://inizibeginningscomienzos.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for sharing this. Just got a small scrap of leather and wondering what to do. This ring my bell.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very cool. I'm so excited, I didn't realized that I had somehow accidentally hid your blog on my blog list. I always wondered why I didn't see your posts showing up. I've fixed it now and get to enjoy your amazing projects all the time now! Yay~ I hope you'll link up Etcetorize later tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amazing! Like always!!!! Love your blog:)
    ilovedoityourself.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Amazing! Like always!!!! Love your blog:)
    ilovedoityourself.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely necklace! I love your collage pohto tutorial - expecially those leather flowers! Ingenious!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. che bella!
    La tecnica che hai usato per realizzare i fiori è fantastica!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great tutorial, and I'm so impressed that your version, in my opinion, is much better. And definitely one more likely to be worn I'm sure.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Very pretty! I just added a link on Pinterest to your Blog!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Donatella, I'm featuring your project on this week's Make it Great party. Come on by and grab a button from the sidebar if you like~

    ReplyDelete
  18. Clear, concise and easy to read. Thanks for a nice blog post!
    Antique Vintage Jewelry

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...