Monday, August 29, 2011

Vintage Necklace

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.

I'm linking up HERE


Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

This is darling! I love the bird on it too!I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party starting tonight at midnight!!!

xoxo, Ashley J

Donna said...

So cute...the vintage bird really adds to the charm!

Jenni said...

I love your necklace. I've never made jewelry, but your post makes me want to try. That bird charm is absolutely adorable!!!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

LOVE the colors and the bird! Very cute.

Id love for you to come and link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays :)


Maya Kuzman said...

It's adorable!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

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