Yesterday was the last day of school, and Son #1 brought his gift to his teacher. She loves jewelry, especially chunky pieces...#1 observed both of these things about her, and immediately decided on this bracelet when browsing my DIY Pinterest board.
#1 further observed that her favorite color is purple, so we chose this violet, blue and pink batik. The smallest length I could buy was 1/8 yard, so it cost something like fifty cents...and I only used a quarter of the piece before I decided the flower was big enough. I used the same rolling-and-gluing technique the tutorial describes, and it's super easy.
To attach the bracelet (which I found for $2 at Meijer), I glued three beads to the underside of the flower. Then I sewed some tiny stitches between the outside beads to secure really secure it. It's hard to see clearly, but that's why I've so thoughtfully added the arrow to the picture... ;)
The finished product is pretty cute. #1 clearly enjoys it (hahaha!), and he said his teacher was very happy with it. She asked him how he knew that purple was her favorite, and he said, "I've seen you wear it more than once."
Some girl is gonna luck out with this one as a husband someday!