Well, this is it, folks–the last piece of jewelry in the series–24 amazing days of glamorous jewelry for the little girl in your life, (even, if that little girl in your life happens to be you, or a relative, or a close friend!) I have made many of these items in my size and proudly flaunt a little sparkle here or warm pearls there or even a petite bow - why not?! I have to say that this bracelet is one of my favorite, the lush cream of that woven ribbon and the red fuzzy felt next to that gleaming pearl - mmm!
Once I started making these poppies, I didn't want to stop. I made one in green, lavender and yellow. I made them big, medium and small. This definitely won't be the last time you see this style flower in one of my designs. They seem intimidating, but they really are quite easy to do. Give it a whirl below.
I can't tell you the pleasure I've received out of doing a tutorial each and every day. Not only did my daughter love to open her gift every day, I got the sense that many of you had a feeling of excitement to see what would come next, as well. Your support, enthusiasm and positive words kept me going through what honestly was a ton of work! I've done a lot of tutorials in the life of this blog, but never one every day, for 24 days. It was great practice in efficiency, taking better photos, writing clear directions, using illustrator and much more. I hope this collection becomes a resource you can keep coming back to for endless hours of creative fun for you or your daughter or your granddaughter.
To see the entire collection of diy advent gifts that I made for my little girl, click the photo below:
6 - 8" of woven cotton ribbon (try carta, inc. for beautiful cotton ribbon)
1 8mm glass pearl
1 snap closure
100% wool felt
Time: 40 minutes
Cut an approximately three inch circle out of 100% wool felt. I cut a larger circle than I think I need and trim the excess when I get the size flower I want.
Cut a spiral in the circle. There is more lee-way in this than you might think. I was concerned that it would need to be perfect, but you can trim here and there to adjust it after the fact. I didn't measure or draw anything, but just cut it by hand.
Now that you have your spiral, start twisting it, beginning with the center.
Come up through the center of the poppy, just off from dead center. Add the pearl.
Measure the ribbon to your wearer's wrist, or take a measurement with a string. Note that with the snap closure, 3/8" of the bracelet will overlap. You want the bracelet to be pretty snug so the poppy won't swing around to the bottom of the wrist. Hem each end of the ribbon by 3/8".other bracelets). Remember that one part of the snap goes on the wrong side of the bracelet, and one part of the snap goes on the right side of the bracelet, as they will overlap.
Sew the poppy to the bracelet in the center.