Well, it immediately gave me an idea for some dress-up accessories for my daughter. I used felt, embroidery floss, and little ponytail holders to make her some jewels of her own. They were a big hit!
|She loves the bling! (Notice the wings in the background.)|
- Black Embroidery Floss
- Ponytail Holders & Elastic
- Needle and Coordinating Thread
Choose what type of jewel you want to make and pick the appropriate color of felt. I went online and did some research about diamond cuts to get a basic idea about facets for different styles. I blew each of them up to approximately 2 inches across to make my patterns.
Cut two of each shape out of felt. Using the thread, sew a ponytail holder to one of the felt pieces.
Use the embroidery floss to stitch facets into the other piece of felt.
Stitch the two pieces of felt together to make a ring. (You could also try using fabric glue to attach the two sides of the ring together.)
|Stitching the facets.|
|The finished top of the ring.|
|A look at both sides of a ring.|
|A close-up look at the collection.|
Notice the "diamond" pictured above is much simpler than the one above. I learned that it is best to keep the facet stitching as simple as possible.
|The entire collection!|
She loves to wear her baby bling. She eve went to church a few weeks ago wearing the "amethyst marquise" ring. It really complemented her outfit!
Here is one last look at the hardware!
|COOL! THANKS, MOM! (Even Pink Woobie thinks so!)|
Have fun making your little one some bling of her own!