Quick Craft: {Jewelry Experiment}

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Jewelry making can be a little intimidating, at least for me. However, with the right tools and a short tutorial, you can get started and make a simple statement necklace. Please take a look below and let me know your thoughts. This was a fun a simple project!

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To make this necklace you need to know two things:

1: How to attach a jump ring to a bead and then to the necklace.
2: How to make an “adjustable knot”.

Use the right tools:

Having the right pliers can save you lots of headaches ;)

Having the right pliers can save you lots of headaches ;)

1: How to attach a jump ring

Grab jump ring with a flat nose plier. Then with a round nose plier, "open" jump ring using a "forward" motion. Do not try to "open" jump ring". Since this could damage it.

a: Grab jump ring with a flat nose pliers. b: Grab round nose pliers and “open” jump ring using a “forward” motion. (like shown above.) c: attach charm or bead to the chain and use the same forward motion to close jump ring,

Adjustable knot

I used a very thin leather cord to make this necklace. Each end of my “curb” gold chain has an adjustable knot, therefore I’m not using a traditional clasp or other hardware. The necklace is pretty long and comfortable. Please take a look at my tutorial on how to make an adjustable knot on this blog post.¬†Once you are on this page, please scroll down to view my tutorial.

Yellow and Gold Statement Necklace

Yellow and Gold Statement Necklace

I loved combining different materials and see how can I make a craft to be simple and enjoyable! Please let me know if you have any questions. All the materials I used can be found at Ben Franklin Crafts, Amazon or if you are in the Seattle area “Bead World” is a pretty cool store to visit.

Linking to these blogs:

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Life after laundry

Inspire me please weekend

The Craftionary

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1 Comment
  • Hani Shabbir
    October 19, 2013

    I love the fall inspired necklace. A very easy to understand tutorial. :) Thanks for sharing at Craftionary. Have a good day!

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