Some Bling – A Rosette Nest Ring Tutorial

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So I’m kind of on a jewelry kick here. Hope that’s ok with you. ;)
Also, I’m not at home. And jewelry is easy to do as crafting-on-the-go.

Some of you might have seen the rosette rings I carry in my shop. 

I’ve had requests for a tutorial – so here it is!
In the shop I carry ribbon versions but for this tutorial I thought I’d try out a chiffon version – and I really like how it turned out.
So nice and spring-y. :)

To make your own, you’ll need:

• adjustable ring backs ( I buy mine from Etsy, there are lots of sellers that carry them)
• ribbon or chiffon
• small beads/pearls
• needle (small enough to go through your beads) & thread
• glue ( I used E-6000)

Start by cutting about a 1″ wide strip of your fabric. (Or you can use ribbon.) The length you need will depend on how thick your fabric is or how big of a rose you’d like.
I’d estimate for chiffon about 18″.

(This method of making rosettes will work for any fabric or size rosette. I’m going to show you how to sew it, but you could also make these using hot glue.)

Tie a knot close to the end of the chiffon.

Hold the knot in your left hand. Start loosely twisting the other end of the strip.

Wrap the twist loosely about halfway around the knot.

Hand stitch this little section in place on the back side by sewing the twisted part to the knot.

Twist and wrap the chiffon a little more around the knot.

Keep the loose, short end out of the way.

Continue wrapping and sewing until the rose is the size you’d like. Cut the remaining fabric so you have a short piece to tuck under in the back.

Twist the end and sew it down on the back side of the rose.

Without cutting your thread, bring the thread up from the back to the top, in the center. Thread a bead onto the thread.

Sew the pearl onto the center of the rosette. Try and sew down the pearl 2 or 3 times. You might not be able to get the needle through after 2 passes.

Repeat with the other two beads.

Apply a good amount of glue to the back of the rosette.

Glue the rosette to a ring back. Sometimes chiffon can fray – if it does you might want to give your rosette a little hair cut.
Then you’re all done!

So easy right??

You can make them from fabric or ribbon and add different pearls or beads.

Since I bought a lot of ring backs, I made up some more, with other materials.

The top and left rings are made from clip-on earrings that were my grandmothers. She had A LOT of earrings. ;)
I cut the clip portion of the earring off and glued them to the ring backs.
The pink ring is a pendant I picked up at Michael’s on clearance. I just clipped off the pendant hardware and glued the flower to a ring back.

I love easy jewelry. ;)

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Not only will I be teaching an Anthro Necklace class at Creative Estates but it is also my One Year Blogiversary!
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27 Comments

  • Reply April 7, 2011

    lindsey

    These are so cute! I love the rosette nest. Would love for you to join my linky party

    http://www.inspiringcreationsblog.com/2011/04/friday-favorites-linky-party.html

  • Reply April 10, 2011

    Tea Rose Home

    This is such a cute idea! I love bird nest designs!

  • Reply April 11, 2011

    Rachel

    Those are REALLY pretty! The combination of ribbon and pearls is great! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  • They’re so beautiful, and perfect for my bird lovin’ ways! I think I’ll hop on over to Etsy to find some of those ring backs.

    Bev, as busy as you are, you still found time to link up to “A Little Birdie Told Me..”. Wow! Your jewelry is always spectacular, but YOU are the true gem!

    Jenn

  • You inspired me to try and make a rosette ring! Come see: http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2011/04/bias-tape-rosette-ring.html

  • Reply April 15, 2011

    Brenda Weaver

    These are adorable!! Love the easy rings made from old jewelry and such too. i collect old jewelry pieces I find at thrift stores and flea markets to use my crafting. I am so going to try some of these! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply May 23, 2012

    Rita

    I love your Roses Nest, I made it and all my friends love it. I used light blue Pearls for my Eggs for Robins Eggs they are light blue and I used a Soft light Red for my Rose it really looks great thanks.

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