2 pairs of round nose pliers (I recommend a 3-in-1 plier because it has a wire cutter)
Wire cutter if your pliers’ doesn’t have one on it.
Nylon jaw plier for straightening bent headpins (or put a piece of thick cloth in your pliers to use for straightening your headpins)
Add clasp to 20″ piece of chain. You can cut your chain to length with wire cutters.
Bead your longest headpin. Make a right angle bend after the last bead and trim the leftover wire to 1/4″. Use the round nose pliers to curl that into a loop for hanging. This is your center fringe dangle. Continue making the dangles that will go to the side by repeating the pattern but subtracting a bead for each subsequent dangle so you end up with a tapered length row of headpins. *see photo below.
Attach the headpins to the chain by opening the loop on the headpin and hooking in to the bottom edge of the chain.
Tips: start with the middle (longest) headpin at the midpoint of your chain and work out from there. Make sure to attach all the headpin to the same (bottom) edge of the chain or the necklace will want to twist. Use jump-rings to attach the headpins to the chain if it is easier for you or if you want more movement in your necklace. Feel free to use all the same beads for a simpler look.
I hope you like this project and til next time happy crafting.
Hi friends! Today we are going to make some fun boho style jewelry!
This casual style of this kind of jewelry makes it perfect for everyday wear, and you can be as funky or understated as you like. Best of all you can swap out cords, chain, beads or clasps to your liking. Watch the video and see how fun and easy it is to make boho style jewelry!
A handy supply list for all projects can be found here.
You don’t have to have a lot of time, supplies or money to get started making boho style jewelry. You can always start with the supplies you have and add a few items to your stash and go from there. If you do want to pick up some new supplies, please check out Antelope Beads. You can save 20% on your order with coupon code boho20 now through August 8th, 2019. I hope you enjoyed these fun projects and til next time, happy crafting!
Hi friends! I have had the supplies to make this design in a basket on my table for months!
I love how the center pendant and 1 3/4″ length difference between strands gives this necklace a “Peter Pan” style collar look. It is sweet and bold yet casual enough for everyday. I used a mix of glass and acrylic beads to keep the necklace light and comfortable. All of the large faceted beads are acrylic and the rest are glass and stone.
This is the type of project that’s perfect for using up odds and ends from past projects. Since I store my beads by color it’s fun to rummage through my “bead soup” and pull beads that will work together. You can make this necklace using any kind of pendant you like and use colors that you prefer. It is the perfect excuse to dig out your beads and play! Watch the video for full step by step instructions and helpful tips!
Beading board (or a towel to lay out your project so the beads don’t roll away)
1. Cut 2 pieces of 24″ beading wire. Add one wire through the pendant and string on a crimp tube bringing it close to the pendant and crimp to secure, repeat with the other wire.
2. Slide a large hole bead over both strands of one wire then separately string beads on each strand of wire. Make sure one strand is 1 3/4″ longer than the other. Your short strand should be around 16″-18″ if you want the peter pan collar look or longer if you prefer. Secure each strand with a crimp tube.
I hope you give this fun necklace project a try! I love saying “Oh, I made it!” when someone asks me about a piece of jewelry I am wearing beause that lets you inspire others to create! Let’s spread some craftiness and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! This craft will help you use up some wine corks and random beads and you will end up with a beautiful sparkly bauble that you can tie to a present, hang from the tree or use as a key chain!
It’s really easy and inexpensive. Watch the video to see how!
…and it’s probably because I wore this heavy necklace the last two days:
Usually when I make a chunky necklace I mix in some acrylic beads to cut down on the weight but I had these gorgeous foil glass beads that I wanted to use and I like the repetition of them all together so I threw caution to the wind. The flower focal drop I made from resin, it was an ugly speckled white because my white paint I colored the resin with did not mix well so I painted it green. I enjoy olive green because it seems to flatter so many skin tones.
I call it elegant steampunk…and heavy…really freaking heavy…
It’s still pretty though, but I think I will only wear it for short amounts of time and not all day again. That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Darn it, every time I go to put away my beads I end up making more stuff! To add to my wire wrapping obsession of making trees I am now making nests. These nests are quick and easy, it take less than 10 minutes to make one and they are so cute:
You can use the nests for rings, pendants, pins, earrings-you name it! This is a great use of natural stones such as turquoise, jasper, pearls and other semi-precious stones that can otherwise be dwarfed in a jewelry design. It is also great for using up leftover beads for other projects.
Here is a video to show you how. I went on the hunt for inexpensive, good quality wire (my current obsession had me using my wire stash up like it was going out of style!) and I found some deals. I talk about that, and review types of wire and tools a bit at the start of this video so if you know all that and want to get strait to the tutorial skip to 3:00.
Easy huh? Be warned, this is addictive! I am planning to sell these at the local spring fair this year, I think they will be lovely Mother’s day gifts. I will sell them for $5-$15 depending on the cost of the beads I used 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Howdy folks, the “Lindsay films in High Definition” adventure continues this week as I demonstrate how to make an adjustable knot for necklaces and bracelets. It is so easy and once you know how you will be using this technique all the time. See how in this 3 minute video:
Easy huh? So, does any notice better quality? Are the details easier to see? Or is it taking longer to load and play. Please let me know. I am experimenting here. You can watch the video full screen and in the HD setting for a super crisp picture if your internet connection allows. Well, anyway I hope you enjoyed it and til next time happy crafting!
Wow! Sometime yesterday my blog reached 2 million page views! I am really psyched because WordPress does not count my own visits (if that was the case I’d have hit 2 mil years ago LOL!) so that means that actual people are reading this. Thanks people! Well, I am still sewing up a storm to get ready for Saturday’s craft fair so I have little time to chit-chat. Here is a necklace/earring set I made a couple weeks ago. Enjoy!
PS don’t forget to sign up to win the stamp featured in yesterday’s post! On to the pictures, thanks for visiting and til next time happy crafting!