Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Simple Statement Necklace


Hey Everyone,

 This week I’m working with 6 other bloggers to bring you Spring Bling Week – a week of tutorials and resources on jewelry!  We’ll be wrapping up on Friday with an awesome giveaway, so be sure to come back all week! 



Today I am going to show you all how to make this simple and sweet Statement Necklace and one of you will be in to win it too...


 What you need for 1 necklace:
  A minimum of 5 beads, long headpins, jump rings, a clasp, a charm, pliers and a chain (measured to the desired length).
Don't worry if you don't have pair of round nose pliers, you can use ordinary ones just fine.


 

What to do:

1. Thread a bead onto a long headpin and bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.
2. Using the round nosed jewelry pliers bend the headpin back around to form a loop.
3. Twist the wire of the headpin around the loop.
4 - 5. Keep twisting around the loop, pulling the wire neatly in a circle
6. Grip the wire with the pliers and tuck and tighten the end. Repeat these steps for beads 1 to 4.
7. For the centre bead, make a loop in the headpin first, thread the bead on and repeat the above steps.
8. Gently uncurl the loop and add the charm 

9. Attach the centre bead to the centre of the chain using a jump ring.


Then add the other beads onto either side of the centre bead at equal intervals. 
Finish off the necklace with a clasp

They are so easy to make, I whipped up a couple more! I think the bronze one is my favourite and the pink one has already been claimed by Payton.

Sweet and easy statement necklace!
I really hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I hope I inspired you to try something new today

  Remember to stop by and visit these other fantastic blogs taking part this week:

Kara from Happy Go Lucky 

Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects

Rebecca from My Girlish Whims

Amy from One Artsy Mama

Holly from 504 Main

Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama



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20 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Nat :) Can't wait to see the rest of the fun :)

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  2. I don't know what's more awesome..the necklace, your tutorial or your pictures! So fabulous Natalie! You are awesome!

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    1. Oh Danni you do make me laugh - thanks hun xxx

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  3. What a beauty Natalie!!!
    Absolutely love that darling little key!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thanks Suzan - I think I may have another key like that.. I may need to make another necklace right?

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  4. Such beautiful necklaces!! And your tutorial makes it almost seem like I can make one. Great job!

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    1. But you can Heather - you definitely can xxx

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  5. Adorable. The white and silver one is my favourite!

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  6. Natalie, it's gorgeous as usual! :) I don't know if I can pick a favorite.. but I can see why Payton would snag that cute pink one!

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    1. Thank you so much Adrianne - Payton got to keep it too xxx

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  7. I love the white and pink beads! Thanks for sharing your spring bling with us:)

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  8. such talent. i love these.
    seeing as i wear more silver that one with the bright white really shouted out to me.
    these are beautiful and i am thankful that you shared how to make them. (now if only i can follow your tutorial in a way to give it justice)
    thanks.
    catbaskets@mchsi.com

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    1. Cat - these are so seriously easy - I hope you do make one xx

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see more of your blog. New GFC follower.

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  10. Your jewelry is so gorgeous. I love it! You make it looks so easy, too!

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