Heather and I may be miles apart but for some reason our brains are on the same wavelength because both of us made necklaces last week. Not the same but very similar. I have been wanting a mustard colored necklace for some time now and after searching on Etsy with little luck I decided to make one myself. I love this ONE, but I just don't have the money to spend $40 on a necklace for myself. So I used it as an idea and came up with a cheaper version that I love.
I don't have a lot of experience with jewelry making so I decided to start easy and use brown, leather cording instead of chains. I found these amazing mustard colored beads at Hobby Lobby for just $1.99. Then I spent a little extra on the bronze bird ($3.99) but I wanted it to be vintage looking and add something special to it. Then I made the rolled rose out of some chiffon scraps that I already had in my stash. I tied a knot in between each bead to hold it in place and added a flat bead to the end which is my base for my flower. Next I hot glued some felt to the back of the flower and hot glued the flower to the bead. I finished off the necklace by layering the cording to give it some stability and added a clasp to the back. Total cost of the necklace: around $10.
This project turned out so well I think I might have to try making some more jewelry. Maybe a necklace with a clay flower or a fun bangle.
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