I finally attempted several things in this necklace that I have been picturing in my head for awhile:
1) I used a navy on navy seersucker to make fabric flowers and not just felt. I looked up some ideas but ended up just winging it.
c) I used beads AND buttons! I sewed beads through the centers of the flowers, like I have done for brooches and magnets with buttons. The effect with beads is more delicate, which I like =)
6) I used netting!!! I slipped a little black netting in between the flowers and felt backing and must say, it's niiiiice!
This necklace is huge... and I am obsessed!