How to Make a Flower Thimble Necklace



I had so much fun making these!  
Remember my post when I found some thrifted thimbles?  
They became necklaces and I thought I'd share how I did it with you.
Here's what you'll need:  Thimble, flower (use a small one or make one with fabric), piece of felt, chain or ribbon, jump rings, clasp, thread and needle, poly stuffing, lace, glue, pliers (not pictured but you'll need them to open and close the jump rings), a tool to make the holes in the thimble.  I used a great steel hole punch from Fire Mountain that I use to drill holes in coins, but you could also use a drill with a small bit.  Be careful if you use a drill!


 First cut your felt in a circle shape and make a little snip for the flowers and insert them in the hole.


 Glue around the flowers on the backside to secure.  Let it dry.

Stuff a little bit of poly fill underneath the flower.

With your needle and thread, make a running stitch along the bottom and tighten it.  
I also wrapped the thread around it then knotted it securely.  Trim the bottom.
 
With your tool or drill, make two holes on each side of the thimble.

I drilled mine from the inside out so it wouldn't bend.
Glue some cute lace around the edge.  Let dry.
Attach the jump rings to the thimble and each end of the chain.

Depending whether you're left or right handed (to determine which side you want your clasp on), attach the jump rings and clasp.

 Place a little bit of glue inside the thimble, insert your flower and push it down a bit so it fits correctly.
Your pretty little necklace is done!
Wear and enjoy.
These are going to make such great gifts for my crafty friends!

9 comments:

allenaim photography and design said...

absolutely adorable!

emilylovesbagpuss said...

Ohhh. I have got to make this. How wonderful!

Laura Jane said...

TOOT SWEET!!
This I just HAD to PIN!

P. said...

omg sooo sweet.I must try this!

Sonrisa said...

Amazing!!! Love it.

Ravena said...

Piękne !!!

Jaclyn T said...

Holy moly! These are precious. I've pinned it. Thanks for le tute.

--Jaclyn T

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Mindy said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen in a while! I just love it!

yolokoso said...

Precioso. Ya tengo una idea para regalar en Navidad. Gracias.