Fabric Necklace & Burnt Wired Ribbon Flower

Fabric Necklace & Burnt Wired Ribbon Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I’m really excited to show you this fabric necklace!  It is so easy, it doesn’t take much time, and is very inexpensive!   If that’s not exciting I don’t know what is!

For this necklace I used Jet Black Essential Dots Fabric.

I’m also going to show you how to make a burnt wired ribbon flower that you can wear as a brooch or hair clip.


Marbles or Beads (I got a big bag of marbles at the Dollar Store)
2 1/2″ Wired Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
Felt Circle
Single Prong Clip
Bar Pin
Easy Turner Tool
Candle or Lighter

For this necklace you will be making a casing, inserting marbles into your casing, and tying knots on both sides of each marble.

I wanted my necklace to be somewhat long so I sewed fabric strips together to get a length of about 65″.
My necklace ended up being about 33″ long.
Whatever you want your final length to be double it and it should come out the way you want.

For the width I folded fabric around the marble and added 1/8″ for the seam.  As you can see in the photo above you will fold your fabric strip in half with right sides together and sew the edges together.

After you have sewn the edges together turn your casing right side out.

A great tool for this is the Easy Turner.

It makes the job so quick and easy! They are only $5.50! They come in a package of 2.   I promise you you will be so glad to have them around!   They can be used for so many things!

Tie your casing in a knot in the center.

Pull the knot very tight.

Now insert a marble into your casing and tie a knot on the other side of the marble as close to the marble as possible.

Continue this process until you have made your entire necklace.

I left about 8″ without marbles and knots so it would rest on my neck nicely.

You can keep on going and tie the ends in a knot if you want to.

I folded the edges of one end of the casing in.  (As shown above).

I slipped the other end inside.

Then I folded it in half and sewed it in place with my machine.
This could easily be done by hand.

You can most certainly be done at this point, but to bring this baby over the top I added a burnt wired ribbon flower.   I used Anisha Wired Ribbon for this flower.

Fabric Necklace & Burnt Wired Ribbon Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

To make this flower first cut about 33″ of Wired Ribbon.

Cut the edges into petals. Leave about 1/4″ of room at the bottom.

Burn each petal so that it doesn’t fray.  I let mine catch on fire quite a bit so it would have more of the “burnt” look.

Here are some of the petals after being burnt.

After you have burnt all of the petals scrunch the petals together by pulling the wire out of the ends of the ribbon.

Spiral the ribbon and glue it in place as you go.

Fabric Necklace & Burnt Wired Ribbon Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I torched the tips of the petals even more after the flower was formed.

I glued a bar pin and a lined Single Prong Clip to the back.

When I want this flower on my necklace I will pin it through one of the knots.

Fabric Necklace & Burnt Wired Ribbon Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Do you remember when I made this Button Cover Ring and Earrings?  I’m so excited I now have a necklace to match!  If you want to make a matching set click on the link for a tutorial.

Fabric Necklace & Burnt Wired Ribbon Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I had a lot of fun making this.  I can’t wait to wear it!   I hope you try it too!

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  1. Valerie Balmforth
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Cute. Where did you get the earring back?

    • Cherie
      Posted November 11, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

      Valerie, I got the earing backs at JoAnns. You might even be able to get them at Wal Mart.

  2. Susan Shaw
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    This is my lucky day. I just happened to find your wonderful website, and I will be busy for weeks. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  3. Posted November 11, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Very cute! I love the button cover ring and earrings. This would be fun to make for gifts! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Kayla
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Cherie! I love your posts! This is soo cute, and definitely something I could make. Thanks for your great ideas! You should post a picture with you wearing it. 🙂

  5. Lanae
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    LOVE this!!! I’ve been trying to think of a craft to do for my daughter’s 12-year old Birthday Party! 🙂 This is it!!!

  6. Frank
    Posted November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Loved this one… great idea for a little one’s bday party or a sleepover, thank you Ribbon Retreat!!!

  7. Leigh
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    This is super adorable!! Instead of sewing mine together like you did, I inserted a ribbon and stitched it down so I can make it adjustable!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

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