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Sparkling Bib Necklace

Treat yourself -- or someone special -- to a beautiful bib necklace with this simple project.




  • Necklace template
  • Assorted glass gems
  • Scissors
  • Ultrasuede or felt
  • Pencil or disappearing-ink marker
  • Fabric glue
  • Ribbon in desired color
  • Invisible thread (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Download and print bib necklace template. Trace and cut necklace shape from two pieces of Ultrasuede or felt.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange gems on fabric foundation, starting at center and working out.

  3. Step 3

    Carefully coat back of each gem with glue and adhere to fabric. Let dry.

  4. Step 4

    Cut ribbon into two equal-length pieces, keeping in mind that these pieces will determine the length of your necklace. Glue ribbons to each end of fabric for ties. Let dry.

  5. Step 5

    If desired, turn necklace over and use invisible thread to anchor the gems. Coat second cut piece of Ultrasuede or felt with thin layer of glue and cover back of necklace, hiding the thread.

  6. Step 6

    Using sharp scissors, carefully cut away extra fabric.

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009



Reviews (8)

  • margaretlauer 17 Jun, 2011

    Hi Martha and Hosanna. I am in the process of gathering the supplies to make the sparkling bib necklace, but the problem is that I'm unable to print the templet for the bib. Is there a way you can send it to my email. My girlfriend also was unsuccessful at printing the templet also. Thank you in advance. Margaret

  • loosetooth 19 Feb, 2010

    I don't know if links are copasetic, but here's the bib necklace I made inspired by this segment:

  • Tiffany_Sun 13 Jan, 2010

    The gems are listed in the Resources section -- they are from

  • lavann 12 Jan, 2010

    How do you finish the ribbon?

  • mamaoftwo 11 Jan, 2010

    I can't wait to make them for birthdays and Christmas gifts

  • creativenative 10 Jan, 2010

    Where can buy these glass gems?

  • CeciliaPrytko 14 Dec, 2009

    My baubles kept popping out, but that could have been because I did not wait until the glue dried before sewing them on. The end result was very cute and I have already shared this link with several people.

  • DebbiePatterson 5 Dec, 2009

    This is such a fun and easy project. The resulting necklace will bring out the Diva! in you.