Friday, November 02, 2012

fashion friday- recycled felt medallion necklace

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I have spent months staring at a pile of baby food jar lids hoping that I would come up with something unique and creative to make with them. FINALLY one day it hit me- they are the perfect size for a medallion for a necklace and I could fill the inside with something colorful and creative. There are probably all kinds of unique ways to fill the inside of a lid (beads, resin, metal, found objects, etc) but I decided on doing something a little unexpected- using felt.


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1. I started with colorful felt and cut out a circle the size of my lid. 2. I cut small colorful shapes that would be arranged on top of the black felt. 3. Using my sewing machine, a free motion foot and white thread, I sewed all of my shapes down to the to black circle (I love messy stitching so I went a little wild) 4. Next I prepared my lid by drilling a hole at the top so I could add a jump ring. 5. Then I used Tacky Glue and glued down a piece of stuffing. 6. I glued my felt medallion onto the stuffing and tucked the edges under the lip of the lid.

Last, I added a jump ring and put it on a chain. I loved it so much I created a few and even turned one into a big statement ring!


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20 comments:

kamillku said...
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Ashley said...

I need that necklace....i see a craft project in my near future. Absolutely amazing idea :)

gabrielle belesprit said...

These are incredible! Thanks for the tutorial. I will be making these ASAP (plus, they give me a great excuse to drink more bottled teas!).

Julie Smith said...

You could spray paint the lids metallic colors, I think that would look even better! great idea, thanks for sharing!

Julie
alonewithmytea.blogspot.com

Samantha Kira said...

Girl, you are amazing! I am always blown away by your never-ending creativity!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Supercool!!. LOVE the vibrant colors & gorgeous metal. THAT ring screams power! LOL. LOVE LOVE this idea.

susiecarranzastudio said...

LOVE these! original & awesome. :)

Haikele-made said...

A very cool idea! You are an inspiration me. Lg Heike

Javacurls said...

What a great idea!! I need to start looking for recycled metal lids. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

ach! said...

So cute and clever! Have to try it! ach!

Lalav said...

I used bigger lids + stuffing + fabric to create earmuffs.
Who would've ever guessed lids could be so useful?!

I love your project.

Christina said...

This is great. And original i would add. Never had thought to do something like this with a lid.

liniecat said...

A whole new interpretation on 'medallion' man!!
Priceless idea this : )

OnePerfectDay said...

These are WONDERFUL!!
I love the colours too!

Nancy said...

Lovely! Simple and Easy to make but the outcome is great! Thank you for sharing the idea!

Paloma Accessories said...

Eres tan muy creativa!

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Jane said...

Fantastic upcycling! Absolutely inspirational, love it :-)

cucicucicoo said...

these are gorgeous! what a shame i threw out so many of those dang lids... :) lisa

MiXeDesigns Lab said...

How cool!! Love this idea!! you have a really wonderful blog and website! Really inspirational =) Hope to enter in one of you classes one day!! Merry Christmas from Spain!!

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