Make a Rhinestone Mesh Bow Necklace for that Special Day!

For your big day, create your own wedding jewelry with this gorgeous DIY idea using a Mini Bowdabra. Your day will be extra special with a handcrafted rhinestone mesh bow necklace made by you! Just perfect for the bride, bridal party, and even as a gift!

How to Make a Rhinestone Mesh Bow Necklace

Materials Needed To Make:

Mini Bowdabra and wand

Bowdabra bow wire

Bowdabra hair bow tool and ruler

Silver Rhinestone Mesh

Silver thread and needle

Necklace chain

Needle-nosed pliers

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Begin by cutting three 18″ pieces of Bowdabra Bow Wire, folding one in half and inserting down into the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Next, cut three 10″ pieces of silver rhinestone mesh. Pinch the ends of one mesh strip and insert down into the Mini Bowdabra, right side down.

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Then, pinch the opposite mesh end and take over the Mini Bowdabra tower inserting down into the slot, as pictured. Adjust mesh to even out loops using the Mini Bowdabra Measuring tool.

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Pinch the mesh center together, down into the Mini Bowdabra.

How to make a bow
Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the loose ends of the wire through the loop, pulling tightly up and out.

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Separate the wires around to the back, tying in a double knot.
Cut off excess wire.

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Make two more bows the same way, for a total of three bows.
Next, place one bow in the center and lay other bows, left and right, with upper edges touching.

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With needle and thread, connect edges of bows through holes, tying together several times, knotting and cutting excess thread off.

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And finally, divide chain in half by opening a link, and connecting link ends through holes in mesh edge and then closing links with needle-nose pliers.

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What a fabulous idea to make your own wedding jewelry that can also be worn after the big day – a great project using your Mini Bowdabra that can be made anytime, for anyone!

Create perfect Rhinestone Mesh Bow Necklace
Visit Bowdabra Designer Gail at her blog Purple Hues and Me, Facebook, and Pinterest for more of her awesome craft tutorials!



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4 thoughts on “Make a Rhinestone Mesh Bow Necklace for that Special Day!

  • Christel

    If you knew how much I love bling bling Gail, you would understand how I love silver mesh bling and am so drawn to this design. You crushed it and I mean that in a good way!!! I would say YOU ROCK the bling but, I know you love purple so YOU ROCK the purple too. ;)

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