You’ve also probably noticed that ric rac features heavily as a favorite trimming in the 1950s ~ a lot of dresses and skirts had ric rac detailing on them, like these lovely dresses:
Materials you will need:
- Thin ric rac if you want to make earrings, thick ric rac to make a broach/ring
- Jewelry findings ~ such as post earring backs, and a brooch pin or ring base
- Thread to sew the roses together/to your jewelry findings
- Hot glue
How to make a ric-rac rose:
Step 1: Cut a length of ric-rac, fold it in half and twist the two pieces around each other.
Step 2: Roll the rose up and secure it with glue or thread so it doesn’t come unraveled. You can use pins to get the placement of the end right, or just hold it tight.
Step 3: Peel the petals back if you like, or use it as a rose bud.
Now to make your ric-rac roses into jewelry! ✿
To make ric-rac rose bud earrings:
Step 1: Cut two 15cm pieces of 1/2cm wide ric rac and roll them into a rose bud.
Step 2: Glue your bud to the earring finding.
Note: I used bead cups with the post earring threaded through the hole in the middle because the disc at the end of the post was too small to glue the bud onto. You can just use a plain post earrings if that is your preference.
Step 3: Repeat ~ and voilà! You have two cute ric rac rose earrings to wear.
To make a ric-rac rose brooch:
Step 1: Cut a 82cm piece of 1cm wide ric rac and roll into a rose. Glue the end down.
Step 2: Peel the outer layers of the ric rac back to ‘unfurl’ the bud. You may have to glue the bottom of the rose to keep it from falling apart.
Step 3: Cut out some green felt in the shape of leaves and a small circle that is the width of your broach pin.
Step 4: Glue down the leaves, then the broach pin, then the felt circle. You want the circle to sit in the middle of the back of the rose and cover all the untidy glue.
Now you are ready to début your lovely set of ric rac rose jewelry. (✿◠‿◠) You could also make a ring, or glue a rose to a clip and wear it in you hair ~ really the possibilities are limitless. Ric-rac can add the perfect sweet touch to just about anything; so have fun with it!
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