Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What You Need to Know to Make an Attractive Choker

If you like beads and lace this post is exactly what you need to know to make an attractive choker.
Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos and I admit to being an incurable collector of vintage lace scraps.
Putting those scraps to good use is more of a challenge. While I choose the hardier forms of lace,
they still tend to ravel out at the ends. But that was before I met
 ScraPerfect 
and the
Best Glue Ever
This piece of lace has a lovely spidery design but is a bit thin on its own for a choker.
I found a bit of daisy chain and a few turquoise beads to spice it up.
Because of its open work pattern I had to place my beads very carefully. 
I started at the midpoint and worked toward each end.
 
For the first stitch I ran the thread on either side of the central medallion and through the daisies.
 This positioned the bead between the flowers and on top of the medallion.
 The second stitch I ran through the center of the medallion, between the daisies.
I focused on centering the beads between the daisies while tacking
 the lace to the back of the daisy chain.
 To secure the end of the lace I used a ribbon crimp and a piece of ribbon,
 3 times the length of the crimp.
I layered the raw end of the lace on top of the ribbon then added a thin line of the BEST GLUE EVER
(very, very little is necessary). I folded the ribbon ends over the lace decreasing its width in the process.
I left the glue to soak into the fabric for a few minutes before attaching the ribbon crimp.
The lobster clasp and extender chain I added to the ribbon crimps after the glue had dried.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!

~charity~

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