Hello, hello! Today, I will share these delicate alphabet necklaces with you. This a quick and easy alphabet project shared by Kathie who is really a beautiful jewelry maker. These kinds of necklaces can spell out anything from the name of your favorite or your favorite food name. They were love at first sight and must be a “special for you” gift for Mother’s Day. Layered necklaces become more and more popular this year. Would you like to have a try? Now I’ll give some details on making this kind of alphabet necklace.
The Main Materials you will need:
alphabet beads (I used acrylic beads in black and gold)
more beads, end caps, nuts as arrange with the alphabet beads or to make a layered necklace
eyepins – the ones I used are 5cm long and hold up to 5 alphabet beads. For longer words use longer eyepins.
The Main Tools you will need:
round nose pliers
chain nose pliers
Now let’s enjoy Kathie’s detail steps of how to make alphabet necklaces:
1. String the alphabet beads and any other beads onto an eyepin. Make sure there are about 2cm left at the end to create a second eye.
Need inspiration? How about: hope, love, rain, dream, diy, bff, pizza, cake, hello, roar, meow, cool, fancy, wow, yeah, xoxo, brave, tgif, smile …?
2. Make a second eye at the end of the pin. It’s not that complicated but I would advise you to practice it a few times beforehand. To make an eye, grip the pin with the chain nose pliers right behind the last bead and bend the remaining pin into an 45° angle. Now make a loop with the round nose pliers until the end of the pin points downwards, cut away the excess wire using the sidecutter and maybe correct slightly with the chain nose pliers again. Here’s also a nice video tutorial.
3. Pick the chain up, that you want to use and cut it open at the exact opposite of the clasp. Use the sidecutter for that. The necklace has now two ends. String the last loop of each end onto an eye of the eyepin.
4. Start over and make another! The alphabet necklaces look great alone and layered. Try out a few combinations with your existing necklaces ore make new ones to accompany them. For the one with the meow necklace I just put two end caps with a large bead in between onto an eyepin. Easy peasy.
This project is made by Kathie, tutorial source: http://curiousandcatcat.blogspot.de/2015/04/alphabet-necklaces-diy.html
Crafting is such an interesting and creative activity that you can show your talent and make your image come true. If you are tired of making ordinary necklace and bracelets, maybe you could try something fun. How about this cute Doll pendants?
This cute dolls pendant is easy to DIY; and it would be much fun to do them at home with little girls who will love them very much! Also, it is a good choice for craft lessons! Now, let’s get the materials and do it together.
Materials needed to make the dolls pendants:
10/12 mm Pearl beads
8 pieces of Bugle Beads
11/0 and 6/0 Seed Beads
Bead Caps about 10mm in diameter
Bead Caps about 13 mm long
Now, let’s get started.
Step 1, make the lace dress. Cut about 5cm lace and sew it with needle and thread. You just need to sew one edge of the lace and the cutting edge.
step 2, make the body part of the dolls. Firstly, let’s make the arms and legs; sring 1 piece of 6/0 seed beads, 1 flower bead cap, 1 black bugle bead, 1 piece of 12/0 seed beads and 1 black bugle beads into the brass eyepins; and then cut the spare brass and make a loop at the end of the eyepin. Thus, the legs and arms are finished. Remember to sring the beads to the eyepin in order.
Step 3, finish the whole project. String the 2 legs to the eye of the brass eyepin, and then string a bead, the lace dress and the 13mm long bead cap and 2 arms to the eyepin, and use a small bead cap to mix and strengthen the body part. Lastly, adding a pearl bead as head and a lace and flower pendant as hat to the eyepin. Cut the spare length of the brass and make a loop and you get finished!
More clear instruction? Please watch the step-by-step tutorials video to follow the making steps: https://youtu.be/JvtGoZA9Th4
Sponsored by Pandahall.com; Designed by Cinzia Grandi Creazioni
Wow! It’s sunny day outside and beautiful day, so why not enjoy some shining beadworks I am sharing this week? There’s nothing wrong with bling bling jewelry this season! Evgeniy Slomintsev used glass beads to create these gorgeous jewelries. No doubt that glass beads are fascinating, fashionable and shining. Their appearance is full of beauty of simple and pure, which always give people a feel of exquisite and elegant. And glass beads are top fashion glamour with colorful, affordable and lightweight. Maybe those are the main reasons why jewelry makers love to DIY jewelry with glass beads, including Evgeniy Slomintsev. She chose the perfect color palettes to work with, so you can focus on the intelligent bead dangles. These glass beads stand out among other beads and jewelry making supplies.
I am always exciting to see green jewelry coz green is my lucky color. This green glass beaded bracelet cheer me up in this colorful season. Leaf shaped tibetan style pendants and flower bead caps are perfect additions for this bracelet. Cool and brief-looking, right?! Love it, seriously!
This headband is another bling craft with glass beads. This beautiful design which being used imitation jade glass beads and electroplate glass beads to create the highly pretty look. Because the headband is made from delicate beaded flower, you can wear it in the sunshine to attach boys’ or girls’ attention. It’s really eye-catching!
Beyond that, Evgeniy Slomintsev also used normal glass beads, cat eye beads and jade beads in her gorgeous jewelries. She loved making bead dangles that she was making so many these kinds of jewelries with her beading technique.
You’ve seen some fabulour jewelry designs with glass beads to get you inspired, and now it’s time to spark your imagination. Make sure to share your designs with us in the comments below. :）
Hello guys, I’m so excited to announce that our new arrivals Coconut Buttons are now added on site Pandahall. If you are an enthusiast like me who is quite obsessed with all sorts of buttons for making different crafts, I highly encourage you to try our new product line: coconut buttons. You’ll know it’s really a creative natural idea to recycle the hard shell of coconuts and turn them into useful buttons. Normally coconut shell will be first separated from the raw material and then removed the remaining flesh by machine, cut into pieces, drilled holes on into them, and dried for last step. After this, they may be painted with different colors to make them more suitable for craft designs. Just take a look at below, the coconut buttons Pandahall now launching are all affordable and comes with many shapes you might need, like round, oval, square, heart, etc. And even some bright painted colored shapes are included for you to choose from.
Judging from the appearance of coconut buttons, we may feel they are generally dark rustic pieces. So if you want your designs to look more natural and plain, why not try them? They are able to combine perfectly with any of your jewelry making supplies like gems, beads, stones, twine, threads, and so on. What’s more, these big cheap buttons can add finishing touch as bracelet or necklace closures to your designs if you don’t want to use metal bracelet clasps.
WOW~~ I just can’t wait to use them on my next crafts and I might make a doorway curtain with different shapes of these buttons, kindda country style, I guess. So come on, I bet you’ll be excited to get more ideas if you try out this new line!
Mothers’ Day 2015 is coming soon; it’s a great day honoring our dear moms. Do remember to tell your mom that you love her so much and boldly express your love to her. Usually we will send flowers and gifts like a box of chocolate, a card, jewelry and so on to mom in this day. These are really classic routines and you will cheer your mom up. And the chocolate are easy to choose as you can just pick your mom’s favorite taste, while it is not easy as well to choose the jewelry. If you are looking for jewelry gifts for Mothers’ Day, this is the right place for you. We have collected the top 5 jewelry gifts ideas for Mothers’ Day this year, from heart pendants, pearl jewelry to handmade stapmimg jewelry.
Heart-shaped jewelry is a great way to show your love to your moms as the heart is the symbol of Love! No more words, this kind of jewelry gifts express your love directly! This is why heart pendant necklace is definitely the top picked jewelry gifts for Mothers’ Day.
Pearl jewelry is elegant and timeless, which is a classic jewelry routine for Mother’s Day. Any kind of pearl bracelets, pearl earrings or pearl necklace are fine.
Shamballa bracelets are the popular jewelry in the fashion trend. Moms would be glad to get a fashionable shamballa bracelet as gift and it is a top pick too.
Birthstone, a gemstone that symbolizes the month of birth, is mysterious. And different birthstone represent different months. For example, the birth stone for July is Ruby, while Opal represent October. You can choose the gemstone that symbolizes the month of your mom’s birth month.
Hand Stamped Jewelry
It would be much meaningful and fun to create a jewelry for your mom by yourself. And the top pick one is the hand stamped jewelry. You can stamp the words that you want to tell your mom in the blank stamping tag charms.
The jewelry gift ideas for Mothers’ Day are endless. Here are some other DIY jewelry ideas for Mothers’ Day that we shared last week. Have a look at them and you will get fresh ideas.
Image sources: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/58828338852392574