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DIY Woven Chain Collar Necklace. Earlier this month Lauren and I escaped city life with our dear friend Grace, of Stripes & Sequins, for a weekend chock-full of sun and DIY.

DIY Woven Chain Collar Necklace

With an abundant supply of rhinestone and brass curb chain, we decided to try weaving the components together to make our own collar necklaces. It was fun to see how wonderfully different the pieces turned out - each so fabulous in their own unique way! Honestly, isn’t that the best part about DIYing with friends? You’ll need: Start by laying two pieces of curb chain side by side. Thread the floss under the first link on the left side and through the top of the 2nd link on the right side.

Continue this weaving pattern. Tie a knot at the end. Using a different color flow, weave the floss around the first few links – again leaving about a foot of extra slack. Continue weaving and tie a knot at the end. Tie a knot onto the chain. Keep the necklace curved while attaching the rhinestone chain. Winged Golden Ball Bracelet. Plastic Spoon Rose ∙ How To by EVEnl on Cut Out.

- Glue the pieces together with a glue gun or by melting the bottom side of the petals. - Insert the 5 petals into the 10 petals and the 2 middle petals into the 5.

Plastic Spoon Rose ∙ How To by EVEnl on Cut Out

See picture. Now that your rose is finished melt the bottom of the rose and push it flat (I used a saucer to push it flat). Once it is flat enough melt the plastic again and push a safety pin into it and secure by laying a small piece of melted plastic over the safety pin. 5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy. UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop!

5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy

You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers. Bouncy Ball Necklace - Handmade Necklaces - Handmade Jewelry - Make Right and Left Pieces - Wooden-Circle Bib Necklace - Step 2 - Anthro Necklace Week – Pretty-In-Pinking. This fun necklace is part of my first Anthro Necklace Week – A whole week of fun tutorial sharing Anthro Knockoffs!

Anthro Necklace Week – Pretty-In-Pinking

Disclaimer: I am not a jewelry-making expert by any means! I’ve tried to show you the way I do these – but believe me when I say that if I can do these – anyone can! :) We’re starting off the week with Anthro’s Pretty-In-Pinking necklace. So fun with the ribbon and gold beads – it would go great with just about anything. Anthro Limitless Strands Necklace. How is your Holiday shopping going?

Anthro Limitless Strands Necklace

Have you started? I will confess I have not. But I have been talking about starting. Does that count? I have been browsing online though - and of course I inevitably wandered over to Anthro. Anthro Trimmed Necklace Knockoff. Have you entered the Black Friday Giveaways??

Anthro Trimmed Necklace Knockoff

You have a couple more days to enter! Click here for links to all 18 Giveaways! How are you doing on your handmade Christmas presents? Need any quick, easy, super cute, jewelry ideas?? I thought you might. ;) I was browsing around and found the perfect thing. And here’s the original – with a $38 Price Tag: (photo credit: Anthropologie) I love the simplicity of this one. Ready to get crafting? 2 Colors of small beads (if you want to do the two color bow) I bought two tiny strands from Michael’s17″ of 26 gauge wire3 crimp beads18″ chain3 small/medium Jump rings1 large Jump ring1 lobster clasp1 Head Pin (optional)wire cutters, round and flat nosed pliers Begin by adding a crimp bead to one end of your wire piece. Anthro Necklace Week – Set Ashore Necklace.

Today we’re making the Set Ashore Necklace.

Anthro Necklace Week – Set Ashore Necklace

The beauty of this design is that it is sooo adaptable. You can change out each element to your preference or supply availability! So fun and so many possibilities. Here’s Mine: And here’s the inspiration: Tough to get a background that shows up the blue and the white well. I used scarf fabric from the Paisley Rebirth Necklace and added some funky rings. Anthro Necklace Week – Potentilla Bib. Anthro Knockoff – Akela Necklace.

Anthropologie is such a great source to steal ideas from for inspiration.

Anthro Knockoff – Akela Necklace

One of my favorite things to do late at night is browse through the Anthro site with a cup of hot tea. Gets my brain going. Much to my delight Anthro just added a darling little fabric and bead necklace that I just had to knockoff! Here’s the Anthro version: I love the style of this necklace but the color, not so much. Second, according to the description, this little baby is 72″ long. Ok, that was weird. Anthro Necklace Week – Paisley Rebirth Necklace.

Anthro Necklace Week Day 4!

Anthro Necklace Week – Paisley Rebirth Necklace

In case you have not visited this week – it is officially Anthropologie Necklace Week! 5 Days of Tutorials ending in 5 Lovely Giveaways!! If you need to catch up, here are Days 1, 2 a & 3. Anthropologie Inspired Necklace from Wedding Dress. Last summer I told you how I was cutting up my wedding dress to make all kinds of fun (more useful) projects.

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace from Wedding Dress

I called it "I DO, re-done". It was supposed to be this big event and even had a button. Well as it turns out I'm not a big event person and although I love making things from the endless supply of fabric that is my wedding dress, I wasn't strict enough to do a month of just that. So here and there I share projects made from (yes my ACTUAL) my wedding dress.