Friday, 25 March 2011

Butterfly Brooch

So just in case you missed my tutorial over at Keeping It Simple the other week..
I thought I'd do a little tutorial for you all to get you in the mood for spring with a bit of bling on a butterfly brooch.

You'll need:
  • 10 x 6mm pearls
  • 13 x 4mm pearls
  • 12 inches of lace
  • 21 eyepins
  • 2 headpins
  • 12 inches of ribbon
  • an embellishment (butterfly or whatever you fancy)
  • badge pin
  • small circle of felt
  • bling gems
  • glue

So here we go...

1. Take 1 of each colour pearl and thread onto a headpin and form a loop at the other end. These will be the end of your pearl chains.
2.Take an eyepin, thread on a pearl and form a loop at the other end, repeat for the remaining 20 pearls.
3. Start linking up the pearls to form a chain.
4. Keep linking till you have a chain of each colour pearl.
5.Tie a knot in the end of the thread and thread it through one end of the flat edge of the lace.
6. Throw a loose running stitch along the flat edge of the lace but don't cut the loose thread.
7. Pull the thread so that the lace gathers into a flower shape, tie a knot at the end.
8. Throw a loose stitch down the raw edges of the lace to hold the sides of the flower together.
9. Stitch the felt circle to the back of the lace flower shape.
10. Fold the ribbon in half and stitch to the centre of the felt circle.
11. Stitch the butterfly at an angle slightly off centre onto the front of the brooch.
12. Stitch the jumpring holding the 2 chains of bearls onto the lower edge of the felt circle.
13. Stitch (or glue if you'd prefer) the badge pin onto the felt circle just above the ribbons.And here's the finished product!
Here's a little close up so you can see the little bling gems I stuck on Well thanks for having me Kaysi!


Hani@Craftionary said...

this is such a cute piece of craft..
Love it!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! xx

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

This is so cute and you have given us a wonderful tutorial. ~~Sherry~~

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Such a pretty accessory! Love the lace! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! Hope to see you again this week!