Monday, April 2, 2012

DIY Necklaces... And a Bracelet

This weekend was very productive for me.  I made three necklaces inspired by some that I saw on shopruche.com.  I also made necklace and matching bracelet set using a wire jig.  I love these necklaces... they are a definite change for me since I always wear the same simple jewelry over and over.

The first up is this necklace:


It was based of of this necklace that I had pinned a few weeks back:

Source: Ruche via Casey on Pinterest
 I made it using 18 Gauge wire, thinner wire for wrapping the beads, some beads that I had, and a gold colored chain.  I think that I will be making more variations on this necklace in the future.

I didn't have a gold clasp on hand, so I just made one:


The next one is a cute bow necklace.


It was also based of of this necklace that I had pinned a few weeks back:

Source: Ruche via Casey on Pinterest
 It is made from antique bronze chain, 18 gauge antique bronze wire, an antique bronze bow charm, and a pink bead.

The last necklace that I made that was inspired by the ones that I had pinned is:


It was based of of this necklace:

Source: Ruche via Casey on Pinterest
 I used 18 gauge antique bronze wire to make all of the eye pins and jump rings to connect the beads and charms together.  This necklace is probably the most different from what I usually wear.

I had bought a Thing-a-Ma-Jig Beginner Set on Friday and this is what I came up with for a necklace and bracelet set.





I just used some 20 gauge silver colored wire and some pearls.

If you are interested in any of the charms that I used, I posted about where I bought them here.

Which one is your favorite? Are there any that you don't like?

Would you be interested in seeing a tutorial to make any of these? Which one(s) in particular?

Casey

3 comments:

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  2. All beautiful necklaces! great work! I love the first one especially!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thank you very much for keep this information.
    Bracelets

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