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How to Make a Leather Petal Bow Necklace

Do you know you can make adorable spring jewelry using the Mini Bowdabra!  Here’s how easy it is to make a lovely, unique Leather Petal Bow Necklace!

Mini Bowdabra
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Leather or Faux Leather
Tracing Pattern
Ice Pick or Leather Puncher
Needle Nose Pliers
Scissors/Fabric Glue

Bowdabra petal bow necklace


Draw free-hand a petal oval shape, 4 1/2″ tip to tip, as pictured. Trace pattern three times onto back of leather and then . . .

cut out.

First, fold a 15″ length of Bowdabra Bow Wire in half and place into the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under.
The tower of the Mini Bowdabra has springs that will adjust to the width of the petals placed in it.

Next, cinch the middle of one of the petals ( with the sides up) and . . .

place down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Repeat cinching the other petals, placing one above the middle petal and
one below the middle petal.

While the petals are still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the loose ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling tightly.

Gently remove the flower petals out of the Mini Bowdabra, tying the bow wire in a knot on the backside, cutting off excess wire.
To finish the flower center, cut a small 2 1/4″ strip of matching leather and
glue leather strip end on center back, wrapping around the front and ending in the back, gluing down to secure.

Use an ice pick or leather hole puncher to punch holes into left and right petals to attach chain links.

Open and close chain links to attach to flower petals using needle nose pliers.
Isn’t this a lovely leather petal bow necklace!

Perfect for just about any spring outfit!
Visit Bowdabra Designer Gail at her blog Purple Hues and Me, Facebook, and Pinterest for more of her awesome craft tutorials!

Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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