Welcome to Spring Bling Week!
Holly from 504 Main
Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama
Kara from Happy Go Lucky
Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects
Rebecca (me!!) from My Girlish Whims
Natalie from North Shore Days
Amy from One Artsy Mama
What better way to welcome spring then with some new bling!!
I've joined up with 6 other crafty bloggers to bring you a week full of jewelry tutorials.
I'm so excited to share my project with you all today!
DIY Amber & Gold Dangle Necklace
Here's how to make your own!
Copper Aluminum Chain - Jewelry Basics Chain, drop beads, head pins, jump rings, clasp, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, and round nose pliers.
I got my chain from Prima Bead - I LOVE the selection of chain they have - there are TONS of different options and all at really great prices! This chain made the perfect base for this necklace.
First step is to put a drop bead onto a headpin.
Using needle nose pliers, bend the head pin 90 degrees directly above the bead
Use wire cutters to trim the excess wire off the head pin, just leave a small tail.
Grab the tail by the end with the round nose pliers and roll it around the pliers creating a loop like so:
Cut around 6 inches of chain, and use needle nose pliers to attach the drop to the chain, squeezing the loop shut with pliers.
I alternating attaching a bead to every other link
Next, cut a longer piece of chain for the base of the necklace, and attach slightly less beads to the center of this chain.
Attach the small piece of chain to one side of the longer chain using a jump ring
Do the same for the other side:
So the bib is attached like so:
Almost done! Next, just attach the toggle clasp using jump rings on the ends of the chain
Here's the finished necklace!
I love this design! Very simple but stylish. I think I need to make some more in other colors :)
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to follow along the other blogs for the other tutorials this week and come back for the giveaways!
I'll be linking up to these parties:
Monday: CraftOManiac Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, Market Yourself Monday, Motivate Me Monday. Craftastic Monday, Just Something I Whipped Up,, More the Merrier Monday, Made By You Mondays, Tutorials and TIps, Making the World Cuter, Make it Monday,
Tuesdays: Tip Me Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Take-a-Look Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got, Talent Tuesday, Get Your Craft On,Homework, Ta-da Tuesday
Wednesdays: Your Whims Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, We did it Wednesday, Sugar and Spice, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Show & Share,Lil Luna, The 36th Avenue
Thursdays: A Crafty Soiree, Strut Your Stuff, 20 Below Thursdays, Hookin Up With House of Hepworths, Catch a Glimpse
Friday: Friday Favs on Naptime Crafters, Weekend Wrap-Up Party, Frugal Friday, Sassy Sites, Show and Share Day, Fantabulous Friday, Simply Creations Friday, Once Upon a Weekend, Weekend Bloggy Reading
Saturdays: Whatcha Got Weekend, Saturday Night Special, Show and Tell Saturdays, Scraptastic Saturday, Positively Splendid