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DIY Map Pendants

DIY Map Pendants
Posted on April 25, 2012 by Christina DIY map pendants require next to zero skill to make. But your guests don’t have to know that. In fact, judging by how gorgeous these pendants are, your guests will think you are one crafty genius. DIY map pendants are perfect for destination weddings. DIY Map Pendants Tutorial You will need: Size your map so that it will fit within your 25mm pendant blank. Place your glass cabochon on the image get an idea of placement. Place three drops of diamond glaze on the back of your glass cabochon. Place cabochon onto image. Cut around glass cabochon. Add e-6000 glue to back of cabochon using a toothpick or the end of a bamboo skewer. Press cabochon inside pendant blank. Add jump ring. Add cord.

How Does a Beach Become Jewelry? Rounded, wave-worn stones are the result of a millenia of geologic processes. Each one is unique and has a story to tell. Here is the epilogue of their stories. The visual tale of how I turn those beach stones into unique, natural jewelry: A rocky beach on Lake Michigan near Kenosha, Wisconsin. Water rushes in. Water rushes out. We pick up rocks and get all tuckered out by the wind and sun and surf crashing. Then we bring the rocks home and I start to play with them! Sorting rocks on my dining room table (note the Smurf glass!) Arranging subtle stone spectrums :D Drilling rocks on the porch with the onion seedlings! (You can learn to drill your own River Rocks here!) From last weekend to today, a natural beach is reincarnated as natural stone jewelry.

TUTORIAL] Book Page Necklace I introduced this necklace a while back and sold a couple at the facebook sale, but since my shop is going in a different direction, I've decided to share the tutorial for this necklace. MATERIALS NEEDED: 30" of chain 2 pages from an old book 1 piece of poster board Glue 1 quarter Scissors Varnish Matches Pearls Jump rings Lobster Claps [1] Cut two pieces of chain, 15 1/2, and 18 inches long. [2] Attach the two chains at both ends with small jump rings: [Should look like this] [3] Rip out 2 pages from an old book. [4] Trace a quarter on the book page: [5] Cut out the tracing: [6] Paint cut-out with varnish: [7] Use a match to burn the edges of the cut-out: [8] Use a hammer and nail to punch a hole into the cut-out: [9] Attach a jump ring through the hole: [Repeat steps 4-9 to make 7 of these book page pendants] [10] Attach 7 pearls to jump rings: [11] Plan out where all the pendants and pearls are going to be on the necklace: I'm linking to these parties.

Tutorial: Make your own spiral bracelet! Du trenger til et armbånd (eller to barnearmbånd): 4 tråder i 1-1,5 mm tråd ca. 75 cm lange, i en, to eller fire farger, og 2 tråder ca. 150 cm lange (kantfargen). Flettingen passer i 8 mm endestykker. Du trenger også: 2 endestykker 8 mm, en lås, en perle på perlestilk og 4-5 o-ringer 5 mm. You´ll need for one bracelet (or two child size): 4 threads in mousetail size, aprox. 75 cm (2,5 feet) long, in one, two or four colors, 2 threads aprox. double the length (edge color). It fits in 8 mm endcaps. You´ll also need: 2 endcaps 8 mm, one clasp, one pearl on a pin and 4-5 jumprings 5 mm. Sett opp trådene som på det første bildet. Set up your braid as in the first picture. Her er startoppsettet. De 4 lengste trådene (røde på bildet) settes rett ut til høyre og venstre. Den første tråden som flyttes er den nederste, innerste tråden til venstre. Den andre tråden som flyttes er den øverste, innerste tråden til venstre. Fra 3 til 13. Move the lower left thread up to the left of the upper threads.

* Pearl & Ribbon Accordion Necklace DIY * * 1″ Ivory Bark Ribbon {about 2-1/2 yards} …glam it up for Fall with velvet ribbon!* Large Pearls* Needle/Gutermann Thread {Eggshell} * Snip pearl string for loose pearls * Begin about 1/4 way down the ribbon – pinch and thread needle through it * Thread loose pearl onto needle, then fold ribbon, thread needle through then add another loose pearl. * Continue until you reach desired length. * When you reach desired length, reinforce the pearls by threading the needle back through the entire length of the pearls/ribbon. * Tie a loose knot in the ribbon at the end of the pearls just to finish it off

Chevron polymer clay pendant DIY My name is Johnnie and I blog over at Saved By Love Creations. I am one happy lady about being here at MPR!! I heart this blog, and Amy is wonderful. Polymer clay in a light enough color to make your transfer visible. Instructions: Condition clay: Polymer clay is composed of a bunch of particles that need to be “conditioned” before using, which is a fancy way of saying squished and rolled until they are mixed together evenly. Working on a ceramic tile (these are great for clay because you can work right on them and they are safe to bake your clay on, so you don’t have to handle the raw piece anymore than necessary), lay your conditioned clay sheet flat and place your image face down on the clay. Lightly run finger across wet image to remove paper backing. For the bezel setting pendant, spray the bezel with Armor All. Carefully lift the bezel, and cut along the square impression using a craft knife or clay blade. This is a great project to keep in mind for handmade holiday gifting.

DIY Lanvin-inspired Pearl and ribbon necklace Supplies- Satin Ribbon-I used two different sizes but you don't have to. Large rhinestone pendant Assorted sizes of pearl beads Beading thread Thin lace trim First I started by beading the pearls onto the thread. Continue beading the large pearls and then begin incorporating the small pearls again working back up to the large pearls. Once your done beading, tie a knot large enough for the beads to not move around on each end. Then I took about a yard of ribbon and laced it through the loop of the pendant. Pull both ends of the thread through the pendant loop. At this point I decided I wanted to add some lace trim to the necklace. At the opposite end of the pearls you should have the ends of the lace trim. Voila! Thoughts- -I think I'm going to sew the lace trim to the pearl beads. Enjoy! xoxo, Amanda

Adjustable Knot Leather Bracelet One of my Alt Summit friends recently posted about how to make an adjustable knot, you know, the ones that you use when making friendship bracelets. It got my wheels turning and I put a few scraps to good use. Right now, layering 2-20 bracelets couldn’t be more popular. I’ve found myself doing this quite a bit. I’m not one to sport a ton of bracelets, mostly because they get in the way as I type and work on art projects. These leather bracelets are so low profile, I don’t notice them much at all. Friendship Bracelet • Double-Wrap Bracelet • Magic Braided Bracelet Bow Bracelet • Bow Cuff • Wallet Cuff • Twisted Leather Bracelet Check out the outfit here. Why not stock up on some leather scraps & make a few more with me? Read the tutorial after the jump! Adjustable Knot Bracelet Supplies: leatherscissorsnail polish or beads (optional) Cut your leather into a thin strip to the desired length (I just cut a really long strip, like 3 feet). A 6 inch circle will make a lot of string. • Terms of Use •

Falling Water Necklace: Beading Tutorial This week, Jenny Hoople from Authentic Arts is back to share yet another wonderful jewelry tutorial. You may remember her first tutorial here from a couple weeks ago on how to make a hand knotted necklace. And today, Jenny is sharing a tutorial for making an intricate falling water necklace. A customer of mine said it best, “The way it lays is so perfect it seems magical. Of course you love it! It’s made with green aventurine chips, freshwater pearls, mussel-shell coins and shell beads and accented with bright, stabilized turquoise and unique aqua terra jasper beads. Finished necklace will measure 17″ around the neck. You’ll also need 1 or 2 pairs of small, smooth-jawed beading pliers. This project is best done on a cloth to keep beads and findings from skittering all over the place. First, get out all your mussel-shell coins (keeping different colors separate) and attach a silver-plated jump ring and a stainless steel spring ring to each one using your pliers (as in the pictures):

DIY pearly and colourful bracelets If you're also taking down all Christmas decorations this weekend and if you happen to have some pearly garland, don't toss it away! Here's a perfect DIY to recycle some of it into colourful bracelets you'll be able to wear all year long. My mum and I were inspired to make these during the holidays, after seeing these beauties a few months ago. We used: simple braceletsa bit of pearl garland (any repetitive chain of small pearls or crystals would do too)a glue gunsome colourful embroidery thread Gather your material.Glue your pearly garland on the bracelet. I've been pairing mine with other bracelets from my collection...

Nature in a Necklace | Mr. Lentz After returning from my jaunt through the Redwood forests of the Pacific Northwest I realized that I itched allllll over. Luckily for me the cause of thine itch was not the abundantly growing and epidermally irritating brush with poison oak (the likes of which sprout every four inches on any trail you take in these woods… leaves of three let them be, but more on that later, you see.). No, I had a deeper and more exhaustive itch. Thus one would then question the next probable action of checking for ticks in my loins. This itch was the general desire to create works that would include some notion of the abundant, growing on everything, life that exists in those Redwood forests. … which brings me to a topic that is the driving force behind the works that I am creating…. I have decided not to give in to commercialism by creating, in mass production form, 50 of each style, kind and variety. WearNature: Redwood Part II WearNature: Beast Part I Help a cowboy out and share with yer' friends...

DIY — bracelet made from braided beads | Simply Allis I came across this tutorial from ECAB that demonstrates how to make a braided bead necklace and I knew instantly that was going to be my next project. I have modified the instructions a bit to make a braided bead bracelet. I will show you pictures from my bracelet making process and give brief instructions. Please click the link above to go on over to ECAB for the full tutorial. It is wonderful. These are my supplies. First I strung about 4″ of beads on to my thread. Next I chose to go ahead and cut 2 pieces of chain a little longer than I though I would actually need and attached a jumpring. Make sure all your bead tips are closed around the knot. A closer look. Next, braid the beads. Secure the bead tips at the end of the braid to the other jumpring and chain from earlier. Cut the chain to size then attach a clasp and you are all done! Now go find a new outfit to go with your awesome bracelet. to Pinterest Like this: Like Loading...

DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway! Happy Monday everyone! Today I am going to show you how to make this necklace and introduce my first giveaway! Below are the steps to make this tulle necklace. And to win this necklace, just leave me a comment below! Good luck! Step 1: Pick out your fabric and beads. Step 2: Measure the fabric around a bead and then add an inch, this is where you will cut. Step 3: Cut the fabric the long way. Step 4: You should now have a long strip of fabric. Step 5: Sew the folded fabric at the open end. Step 6: You should now have a tube. Step 7: In order to turn the tube right side out, attach a safety pin to one end. Step 8: Feed the safety pin through the tube. Step 9: Once the tube is right side out, put a bead in the tube and center it. Step 10: Make a knot at each end of the bead. Step 11: Feed another bead into the tube and knot after the bead. Step 12: Sew the ends shut. Step 13: Add flower by gathering strips of the fabric together and sewing the center together. Finished Necklace!

Contemporary Wood Art Jewelry by Gustav Reyes Wooden jewelry is chosen by creative people with wide circle of interests, by those who are of inquisitive bent. Such jewelry possesses special kind of energy and sophistication which can be felt by people with perfect taste. Gustav Reyes presented his collection of Wood Art Jewelry which looks really contemporary and stylish. The designer believes that human being is inseparably linked with nature, so he tries to work with it but not against. For more detail and prices please visit Gustav Reyes site .

Decal Penny Pendant Remember those sweet little vintage Meyercord decals we were all sticking to everything chippy a few years back? They used to be so popular that I’d have to pay around $12 a sheet. Today, I find them often for under $5. I’d been thinking about using them in a pendant and today decided to experiment with something I’d never crafted with, a penny. Now, before you nail me on the legalities of defacing US currency, I did an exhaustive search on the subject and feel that my project is well within the law as I am not altering any coins for fraudulent purposed as defined by law. I hammered a hole from both sides of the penny on a piece of wood and gave the penny a few more whacks for good measure to flatten out any warping that occurred in the process. I placed the penny over a slice of wine cork cut to keep the penny from being glued to the foil lined pan once baked and dusted it with Amazing Glaze embossing powder. I placed the penny in the toaster oven to melt the powder.