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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? Winged Golden Ball Bracelet. Plastic Spoon Rose ∙ How To by EVEnl on Cut Out.

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. Materials: - zippers - E-6000 quick hold contact adhesive - velcro or snap buttons - leather crimps + clasps - Tools: needle nose pliers, sharp scissors First thing to do is get your zippers! 1. These bangles are sweet, and have a definite friendship bracelet vibe. Use colored zippers for these, in whatever colors you like. Attach cord ends so that you can add a clasp and loop. 2. For this one, you’ll want a zipper with some contrast. Bouncy Ball Necklace - Handmade Necklaces - Handmade Jewelry - Make Right and Left Pieces - Wooden-Circle Bib Necklace - Step 2 - Anthro Necklace Week – Pretty-In-Pinking. 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. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I absolutely fell in love with this necklace. I thought I’d help us both out by creating a knockoff – you can never have too many options for Christmas ideas right? Here’s my version . . . Mine is a little less “strandy” than theirs but that was intentional. Here’s what you’ll need to create this cutie . . . 1 1/2″ Wide Ribbon – 3 1/4 yardsStringing CordSmall Glass BeadsLarge Round Beads – 5/8″ (any type)Crimp Beads – 20Jump Rings – 6Thread Start by stringing your beads.

Thread a crimp bead onto the cord and loop the end around a jump ring, then thread the cord back through the crimp bead. Thread beads onto the cording – it will help control the cording if you thread the loose end through a needle. Press the strips lightly. 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.

Add beads onto your wire until the row of beads measures 11 1/2″. If you are doing the two color bow, add the beads in these measurements. 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. 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.