101 posts tagged necklace
I showed this DIY to my mum who said ‘that’s so 70’s’ but I still like it! Sometimes when all you feel like wearing is a tshirt and jeans, a big statement necklace is just the thing to make it special. Macrame is so easy to pick up too. If you want a smaller pendant, use smaller string. Just don’t wear it with bell bottoms or you’ll get looks from my mum!
I promise you guys, you can’t get an easier DIY than this necklace! And of course because it’s so easy that means you can make lots right?! Haha! Of course if you don’t have the little crystal don’t stress - you can leave it off or pop on a different charm. So many ways to make it yours!
If you’re keen to start making your own jewellery, Fimo clay is one of the most versatile products you can use. You can shape and cut it and create one of a kind pieces - similar to those you see in the shops these days - geometric styles are everywhere!
A lot of people have very specific styles - they will only wear gold, never wear anything ‘girly’ or refuse to wear flats. I’m very all over the place with my style - if I likes it, I’ll wears it! Which is probably why I find it hard to get dressed in the morning! But I do find that quirky jewellery pieces can bring styles together and are easy to dress up even the simplest of outfits. Don’t get stuck on the colours you see in the picture - if you’d prefer blue and white, go for it! That’s the fun part about DIY - you can make it your own!
I remember trying to make one of these necklaces where you sewed the tube and then inserted each bead and then knotting, etc. It was a disaster. This way is so much easier - using an already made necklace and using cord to tie between the beads. Quicker too! And I love that floral fabric tied on - this would be great with your basic tee and jeans!
What a fun necklace for those days when your plain tee and jeans need a little somethin’ extra! I love the chunky gold chain!
I am really impressed when a crafter uses a medium that you think you’ve seen ‘done’ a million times in a different way. This necklace project is a great example - upon first viewing, it looks like a piece of lucite with holes drilled in it (scary, complicated, where do I buy lucite?!) but in actuality, that ‘lucite’ is shrinky dink plastic! That’s right, plain shrinky dink, with the holes pre-punched and baked in the oven. So clever!
I’m a bit in love with natural/mineral/earthy pendants. I particularly love my amethyst necklace, and my huge knuckle-duster crystal ring! When I first saw a druzy necklace on etsy I was keen to buy it but the prices for real druzy can be very expensive! This gorgeous DIY uses blank pendants and painted glass instead, a much much cheaper alternative. If you can’t find glass on the beach, there are some craft stores that sell it. Just be super careful when you smash it up!
If you need another reason to go buy some polymer clay, here is a fantastic one! I just love this necklace, not only for the neon colour but the bib style. Plus it looks great with the green cardign too!
When I first saw this tutorial I thought it was stiffened fabric - nope, it’s polymer clay! They are seriously the cutest things I’ve seen in ages. I want to make a million right now!
If you’re like me and you make a lot of mistakes when you sew, you will have a big box of scrap fabric that you can’t throw out…but can’t do anything with it either! Here is a great little project to use those scraps up, a pretty braided necklace.
A while ago I read about an etsy shop called Geometric Land. Everyone was raving about the amazing geo pieces she had for sale. I of course went nuts too and immediately bought some pieces…. and then was like… what do I do with them!? Well of course Whimsey Box brings me the perfect project - the coloured bands just make the piece.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while (and thank you if you have!) you know how much I like statement necklaces. The only thing is that they usually cost a lot more than simple necklaces so making them is much cheaper. And even cooler is that the tassels on this necklace are handmade!
I know that you might look at this DIY and think - yeah right Emma, there’s no way I’m able to make that - but trust me, this is a great starter project for anyone wanting to make their own jewellery. Once you’ve got your supplies, it’s really down to preparing your settings and gluing in the crystals. Plus ASA’s version is a lotcheaper than the original J Crew so you can make one for you and one for a friend (or two for you!)
I love my screwdriver. Seriously, as a crafty gal you needto have one! It comes in handy so often and I would be lost without it. So when I saw this necklace I thought - what a great homage to one of my favourite tools! So clever, and quick to knock up!