If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that there are tons of necklace tutorials on here. Since I got the Cricut Explore, I’ve been meaning to make a cutout bib necklace. I mean, who can say no to a geometric necklace, right? I thought I’d share with you what I came up with. After doodling a few options in my grid notebook, I replicated a pattern onto Photoshop.
I uploaded my design to the Cricut Design Space, and went ahead and cut 10 pieces from a single sheet of cardstock.
Perfect consistent cuts every single time. Gotta love it!
I made cuts with other colors of cardstock, only because I wasn’t too sure what I really wanted to go with. The joys of having an abundance of paper!
I settled on purple, with a hint of yellow in the middle. I kept with a stack of ten pieces. It felt sturdy and thick enough for a bib necklace.
Carefully, I started gluing the pieces together. I made sure to do it quickly and carefully.
I had to brush on a thin even coat of glue, and stick on a cutout layer before the thin layer of glue dried up. Each cutout layer had to align perfectly!
Four purple layers, two yellow, and another four purple ones. Just that little surprise pop of color when you peek from the side.
I let the glue dry completely, making sure to put some weight on it to prevent the paper from buckling.
Once completely dry, I punched holes on either side of the bib.
I went to my stash of chains and jump rings, and put everything together.
I was so pleased with it, I had to wear it right away.
Let me know what you come up with. Tag @mikkomix on instagram!