Hello! I’m Justine and I blog over at Sew Country Chick. I’m excited to be on the Darice team and today is my first post!
I have been seeing pretty lace jewelry lately, and recently made a pair of lace earrings from some lace scraps I had. When I saw these pretty lace butterfly scrapbooking stickers, I thought they would be pretty turned into a butterfly necklace. It’s so pretty and delicate and it was actually very simple to make!
Lace butterfly necklace supplies:
- Darice 18 inch standard link silver chain
- Darice 6 mm silver plated jump rings
- Darice 14mm sterling silver plated lobster clasp
- Aleene’s fabric stiffener
- Martha Stewart Crafts lace butterfly stickers
- Round nose jewelry pliers
- Foam brush
- Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal glue (optional)
Step one: Place the lace butterfly stickers on a paper plate. Brush them with the fabric stiffener and let dry.
Step two: Attach two jump rings to both wings of each butterfly. Do this by hooking the jump rings through the little holes on the butterfly wings. If the stiffener has covered the lace holes, poke them out with a toothpick.
Step three: Cut 1 1/2 inch pieces of the chain to attach to the jump rings in between the butterflies. I used 5 lace butterflies, so I needed four 1 1/2 inch pieces of chain.
Step four: Cut the remainder of the chain in two and attach to the ends of both of the small butterflies. Add a jump ring to one end and a lobster clasp to the other.
Step five (optional): Add a little jewelry glue to the butterfly necklace jump rings so they don’t open. I hate when that happens !
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Justine Abbitt is a blogger, freelance writer, and a sewing pattern, craft, and theatrical costume designer. She blogs about sewing, clothes making, and crafts, at her blog Sew Country Chick. She started her blog in 2010, after moving to an old farmhouse in the country from fast paced Los Angeles, where she worked as a fashion designer and stylist before becoming a stay at home mom to her and her husband’s five children.
When she’s not behind her sewing machine, craft table, or creating for Justine Marie Patterns, you can find Justine running around with her children, trying to keep her house clean and her family fed!