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Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers

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Breathtaking!  EcoHeidi Borchers made this amazing necklace with fabric trim, vintage buttons and handmade bread dough

roses.  What is bread dough?  It’s one of Momma Aleene’s best known techniques, combining Aleene’s Tacky Glue and white bread to make air dried porcelain-like roses, beads, small sculptures, etc.  As seen on the EcoHeidi TV show.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace YouTube video tutorial

Materials:
White bread- 1 slice
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Zip Loc Bag- 2
Tablespoon
Acrylic paint
Craft stick
Cold cream (like Ponds)

BreadDough1 300x251 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Remove the crusts from the bread and discard.
BreadDough2 300x230 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Tear bread in to small pieces and place into a plastic bag.
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BreadDough5 300x225 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Close bag and ‘knead’ the bread, glue and paint together.
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BreadDough7 300x261 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Continue to knead the dough until it is off of your hands and the color is solid not mottled.
BreadDough8 300x212 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Place the dough into a clean zip type bag. Let it set for several minutes.This is an air dry dough, be sure to keep in the bag while making flowers. Only remove what you are immediately using, then seal the bag.

For each petal, you will need a small ball of dough. For each rose the small balls of  dough need to be the same size. If you think the size of a garden pea, and continue with each ball of dough, it makes it easier.  Flatten the first ball of dough between your fingers until it is almost paper thin (the thinner your petal, the more porcelain or ceramic the finished flower will be.)

BreadDough9 300x163 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Take the first flattened piece of dough and roll from one side to the other to create the bud or center of the flower. As you roll the petal, slight push top edge of the petal back.
BreadDOugh10 300x191 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Flatten another piece of dough for the second petal. Place this petal around the bud, slightly pushing back the sides at the top of petal. Pinch slightly  to help hold petal in place.
Breaddough11 300x217 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Flatten another piece of dough for the third petal. Place this petal opposite the second petal. Again slightly push dough at top edge of petal, to create the look of a real rose.
BreadDough12 300x241 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Flatten another piece of the dough for the fourth petal. Place on the side in between the second and third petals but not directly behind either petal.
BreadDough13 300x229 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers Continue to add petals, until the rose is the size you want. When finished adding the petals, cut the bottom of the flower flat, so it will glue on the necklace.
BreadDough14 300x203 Bread Dough Rose and Vintage Look Button Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers To create the necklace, use a braided trim with tassels. Sew the buttons in place and glue the roses around the buttons and beads. Add a clasp to create the necklace.

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