yourfingers like I always do.
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Get 2 10 mm pearls and 4 8 mm pearls. (I usually just use glass pearls.)
You’ll need 4 eye pins, 2 head pins, and 2 ear wires.
And here we go.
Here are the detailed instructions to make a simple loop that I copied from my Huge Flower and Bow Necklace Tutorial in this post here.
After your simple loop is made,
Make another simple loop above that pearl and connect another eye pin. Slide the last 8mm pearl on and make another loop above it.
Now you’re done!
Here’s just a few tips.
When you make the loops above the pearl, be sure to make them as close to the pearl as possible. If you look at the one on the left, it is not very close to the pearl. I just cut that one off and re-did it (so it might be good to have some back-up head pins and eye pins available.) This makes it look much cleaner and more professional.
Also, when you are making the loops, be sure to create the loops so that they are going in the same direction.
While it seems like a lot of steps, it really is so easy and shouldn’t take much longer than 10 minutes!
In between each wrap use your pliers (doesn’t matter which one but I usually find I have more control with my bent nose pliers) to clamp the wire down flat. Be sure the wire is tight around the thread.
You could even wrap wire around the other side in the same manner and it would look pretty cool, too. I might do that next time.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you missed it, be sure to go check out the Thread and Rhinestone Bangle Tutorial that matches this one!
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One last felt project. Ok! You caught me! Probably not my last project but the last one I have to share for a while. Felt Works sells darling felt balls that vary in size and color and are perfect for creating fun fast necklaces!
I used a long piece of embroidery thread to allow length enough to tie it on with a double bow! You can also add finishing jewelry clasps if you also have those supplies but simply tieing it off works great too!
I’ve been totally inspired by all the wood jewelry I’ve been seeing. I bought an awesome wood bead necklace from Old Navy last week (and btw, when did Old Navy start selling awesome jewelry??) and was inspired to create some original new accessories of my own using wood craft beads and fabric!
I started off by getting a great variety of Knit fabrics. Think Jersey and cotton Tshirt fabric. Fabrics that have a stretch and when cut don’t fray!
These craft beads are perfect. They are sold in a variety pack and come in a variety of stains and sizes and are sealed and shiny!
For this first version I used my rotary cutter and cut 3 long (the width of my fabric) 1 inch strips of fabric.
I used a metal skewer to help guide the fabric through the beads. In between each bead I tied a knot. I then braided and knotted the ends and secured the ends with Ribbon Clasps.
This version is made by using a 5 inch wide strip of fabric. I strung and beads and knotted in between. Then I added a second row ob beads and tied the two together with a knot.
This last version is a 3 inch wide strip of fabric and beads.
These are simple and fast to create and are a great way to mix in fun fall colors into your wardrobe.
I wore one of my button necklaces to a store a while back and the employee who rung me up was in love with it! I passed on my business card and weeks later she emailed me asking if I could bring in a few more creations for her to look at and to buy! Here’s what I came up with…
Pretty in Pink:
Can you guess which two she bought?
These were so much fun to design! I love creating something that is hard for me to part with! All four of these were my favorite for differnt reasons!
If you’d like to make one of these little darlings your very own please shoot me an email! I’d be happy to create one of these 4 or do a custom creation with colors combos you dream up! They run in price between $20- $25 shipped and will include a free matching ring.
Speaking of colors… Which color combos would you love to see in a button necklace? Leave a comment in today’s comments section and I’ll pick my favorite 5 combo suggests, create the necklaces in each combo and we’ll vote for our favorite! The winner will win their necklace for FREE! Ready, set, GO!!!!!
Fabric covered buttons are making an appearance on my wrist these days! After my Fabric Button Necklace I thought a bracelet would be anatural next move!
I started with a great find from the DownEast Clearance Store. This was a messed up monogramed bracelet that they sell for $1. It has a leather band and clasp and all it needed was some way to cover up the mess up!
A few buttons ought to do the trick! I glued these on with hot glue and it was exactly what this bracelet needed!
I love it when we can make an otherwise useless item usable again!
Buttons! Buttons! Who’s got the buttons!
I’m addicted to making fabric coverd buttons and this is no exaggeration when I say I have thousands of them! I just bought a ton of them and I’ve had so much fun creating all sorts of creative things!
This fun necklace was created with my scrap fabric, my grandmothers costume jewelry and chalk cloth! Shall we…
I adore it when I can create a project with all my saved fabric scraps! NEVER throw away fabric scraps!
Fabric covered buttons are a cinch to make! Craft and fabric stores sell button kits in varying sizes. A variety of sizes used together look the best.
I chose to use Chalk Cloth for two reasons! I needed something strong and sturdy and that would add strength and durability! And it is totally affordable! Leather was too pricy, felt was to weak and Chalk Cloth came to mind because of its price point and durability!
You’ll make a smile shape! This will be the foundation for your necklace! Make it as large or small as you’d like!
First start by placing your buttons in a layered arrangement! Once you like the arrangement start by gluing down the bottom layer with hot glue! The hot glue will stick really well to the chalk cloth! I found that the buttons that you add on top of that layer adhere better when I used E6000 glue instead of hot glue. My hot glue peeled away from the fabric.
Be sure to leave half an inch on each end in order to save room for your chain.
For the chain of my necklace I rummaged through the collection of costume jewelry I inherited from my grandmother when she passed away! I can’t tell you how much I loved this! I was wondering how I’d put to use her beautiful jewelry! This made this project all the more personal to me!
You can also use ribbon, ric rack,pom poms lace or other fun trims!
I used jewelry pliers to disconnected a link in the center of the necklace to create the two sections. I then added a jump link and connected the sections through a small hole I created on each end of the center piece.
Lastly I hot glued some decorative ribbon to cover the exposed chalk cloth.
I LOVE how it all came together! Funny…my grandmothers necklace still smells like her! Avon perfume!
Seeing as I have a million fabric button supplies, I will be making these to sell so please use this tutorial for personal use only and stay tuned for an announcement on when these babies will be for sale! Thanks!
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