Rick Rack Rosette Necklaces

I finally got my craft on this weekend. I made two matching necklaces: one for me and one for a craft exchange I'm participating in. I've been spotting these necklaces everywhere and had to make my own version.

They are so simple and easy. I chose to make mine with dark wooden beads and navy & sky blue rick rack. I was picturing wearing it with a white t-shirt and jeans...until I realized I didn't own a white t-shirt. (How weird is that? I've added it to my "must purchase soon" list.)

I used two strands of embroidery thread. (I'm sure there is a more professional-jewelry thread that you should use, but alas, I am no jewelry-making pro.) To make the rosettes, you roll up 4-5 inches of rick rack, adding glue to both raw edges to prevent fraying, and pierce through the center with a needle and thread. I alternated between light and dark rosettes with small and large wooden beads in between each one. Tie the ends of the thread once the necklace is your preferred size. Tuck the threads into a bead to hide ends.

I love the way it turned out. Thinking about making a pink and yellow one next...

26 comments

  1. What a simple and sweet idea. Hooray for making things!

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  2. that is so cute, simple cheap and adorable. I love it! :)

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  3. adorable! and what a pretty picture of you!

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  4. Hannah, you are certainly as pretty in the inside as you are in the outside. I love this picture and I adore the necklace.

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  5. The necklace is so adorable... and so are you.
    xo.

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  6. Great idea!!! I am definitely going to try this one :)

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  7. @FunnyFaceBeauty:No etsy shop, sadly.

    @everyone: Thank you, thank you!

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  8. So cute, Hannah! Don't you look gorgeous?!

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  9. love the necklace and you are so pretty!!! :)

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  10. Hannah!
    J Crew & BP Nordstrom make the best white t's :)
    I blogged about it a few days ago.
    You're gorgeous!

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  11. Such a easy way to make the roses and that necklace is beautiful. So are you!! :)

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  12. SO clever...never would have thought of that!!!

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  13. Love it!! I will have to make me one!

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  14. Hannah seriously you are adorable...love the eyeliner you're working.

    That necklace is too cute and it seems so easy to make!

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  15. that is almost as cute as you, Hannah!

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  16. You're so cute Hannah! It's nice to see your face on here sometimes. Oh... and the necklace looks cute too ;).

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  17. OK I am soooo making one of these necklaces! TOOO cute! I love it! and it even looks great with your black shirt! Great blog I just happened upon it! What an awesome find!

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  18. Too cute! I have to give this a try! :)

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