I found some thimbles at the thrift store and in order to reuse them, I made necklaces! These would be a great gift and even fun to sell at a farmers market.
Gather your supplies. You'll also need a set of pliers (not pictured).
First cut your felt in a circle shape and make a little snip for the flowers and insert them in the hole.
Glue around the flowers on the backside to secure. Let it dry.
Stuff a little bit of poly fill underneath the flower.
With your needle and thread, make a running stitch along the bottom and tighten it.
I also wrapped the thread around it then knotted it securely. Trim the bottom.
With your tool or drill, make two holes on each side of the thimble.
This tool (a steel hole punch) is from Fire Mountain Gems. It's safer than a drill and really handy to make holes in metal. I highly recommend it!
I drilled mine from the inside out so it wouldn't bend.
Glue some cute lace around the edge. Let dry.
Attach the jump rings to the thimble and each end of the chain.
Depending whether you're left or right handed (to determine which side you want your clasp on), attach the jump rings and clasp.
Place a little bit of glue inside the thimble, insert your flower and push it down a bit so it fits correctly.
Your pretty little necklace is done!
Wear and enjoy.
These are going to make such great gifts for my crafty friends!
Here's a little garden of thimble flower necklaces. :)