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Laced With Love Necklace

This lovely braided necklace makes a wonderful gift or a special treat for yourself.

Supplies

Scraps of Laces, satin, organza ribbons in coordinating colors
Narrow sating ribbon - 1 yd
Necklace Closure - 1 set

Instructions

1. Gather coordinating ribbon scraps together, wrap one of the scraps around the neck to get an idea of minimum length, all your scraps should be equal or bigger than this length.


2. Place them together such that one end is aligned for all the scraps.


3. Tie a knot at the end with the narrow satin ribbon such that there is a loop remaining at the end.


4. Wrap the satin ribbon around the knot multiple times.


5. Loosely intersperse the different laces and strings, like you braid hair, just 2-3 knots.

6. Bring out the necklace closures, here\'s what mine looked like.

7. For the right hand side closure, I just placed it around the loop we made earlier at one end and gently tapped it shut with a small hammer. You could use any slightly heavy object.

8. Align the scraps at the other end. Insert a piece of narrow satin ribbon through the eye of the closure.


9. Tie a knot at this end as well, just the way we did in step 3.

10. Wrap the ribbon over the knot several times. knot it again to secure. At this point it will be a good idea to take a threaded needle and hand sew over the knot a couple of times for added strength.

11. Chop off the extra ribbon at both ends.

Now place in a pretty package and give it to the woman who loves you the most.


Options:

1. Add some metal charms or beads on the scraps and secure them with a knot.

2. Add a pretty pendant in coordinating color with the help of a jump ring.

This project is reprinted courtesy of Blooms and Bugs.

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" Blooms And Bugs is a sewing/crafting blog featuring sewing and crafting tutorials, project inspiration and general sewing related articles. I like the projects thatĀ are easy to make, functional and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Being the mom of a toddler myself, sewing kid\'s clothes has been an extremely gratifying creativeĀ outlet for me. With Blooms And Bugs, I hope to inspire more women to craft and sew with/for their kids."

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