Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DIY Wednesday - Crystal Necklace

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Today is the second DIY Wednesday. You can view last weeks by clicking here. Sorry today's post was so late. I finished the photos this afternoon, but blogger's server was down. Anyway, this is a pretty easy and inexpensive tutorial. I'll show you how to make the crystal necklace above, using an old, repurposed bracelet. In truth, the one I used was new, but I liked the colors and the price was right {$3.} Actually, you could probably look at the photo and figure out how to do it, but I will walk you through it step by step anyway and give you some info on materials.

Here is what you need and note the links below for assistance :)
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Supplies:
beaded bracelet
soft cotton twill tape or grosgrain ribbon
toggle clasp
ribbon
fishing line or stretch magic cord

Tools:
scissors
needle
pinking sheers
fabric glue or glue gun

To start, cut beads off the bracelet. Tie one of the toggle clasps to a piece of fishing line or stretch cord and restring the appropriate amount of beads to make a necklace. Tie off the other end with the other toggle clasp. I had 4 extra beads; I suppose I could make earrings, but we already discussed that subject ;)
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Cut two pieces of 14" twill tape and tie to each toggle clasp. Dot the knot with a bit of fabric glue before you tie it to keep it secure. Trim to desired length.
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Next, cut 6" of ribbon. Tie in a knot {again, with a dot of glue to keep it secure} and trim the ribbon with pinking sheers.

All done! Wasn't that easy? This cost me $3 for the bracelet, $.75 for the toggle clasps, and I already had the other items. So, you could probably make this for under $5. Isn't it cute! Can be worn by either mother or daughter.
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Here is Mia in her new necklace. If you make one, post the picture to our facebook page. Happy Wednesday!
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5 comments:

Dear Lillie said...

Oh my goodness - Mia looks so grown up! Love the tutorial!

Casa e Cose said...

I stumbled upon your blog - such a lovely ( and easy thank you! ) necklace.

Sara Sophia said...

Beautiful!

Meredith said...

Love this! I need to make my girls each one. Thanks for sharing such a fun, easy craft. Meredith

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I made 2 of these for my nieces at Christmas and I just made my daughter one. I just posted the one I made on my blog and linked back to you :o)

http://craftincowgirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-make-ribbon-and-bead-necklace.html

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