I've seen a lot of people making flowers by cutting petals and melting the edges with a candle flame to make them curl, using polyester fabrics.
So I took that idea and turned it into my own.
For each flower, I cut three different sized petals, about eight of each size. I did this for three different sized petals. Instead of a poly-blend, I used a raw-silk material.
After cutting and burning the petals, I layered them and sewed them, which was a tedious and obnoxious affair. But turned out awesome.
After the flowers were finished, I glued the rhinestones to the center, mounted it on two layers of stiff-felt. I punched a whole in the bottom of the felt in the out flowers to hang the layered chain, and then punched new holes in the top outer flowers for the rest of the chain. It was a simple idea, but the execution actually took a bit because of all the cutting, and burning the edges of every petal individually. But I think it was worth it.
C&C always welcome.