I love, love, love this necklace for both its bright and pretty colors as well as its verstatility. You can wear it low or high – great thing about ribbon ties – to add a feminine touch to a work outfit or, on a dressier occasion, to add some fun to a cocktail dress.
Here is what you’ll need:
- 2 of each of opaque amethyst, green, and blue 10mm 12 in bead strings (Michaels)
- nylon coated stainless steel wire (any craft store)
- calotte-type crimp beads (any craft store)
- velvet ribbon (any craft store)
First step is to string the different color beads as shown below. I used 28 for amethyst string, 30 for green, and 33 for blue.
Next, use crimp beads (here, I broke off the hooks and used the crimping part itself) to crimp the ends of the steel string.
Next, secure the crimped ends to the ribbon by folding the ribbon ends as shown below and sewing the crimped ends into the fold.
Final touch, add seed beads to the ends as shown below.
And here it is!
These unique and eye-catching cord hoop earrings are easy to make and are fun to wear. I chose black to show off the pretty pattern, but they will look great in any color. Here is what you will need (all can be found at Michaels):
2 steel split rings, 32mm
2 earring hooks
~ 1 yard black silk cord
4 wooden beads
Start with wrapping the cord around the split ring as shown below.
Keep repeating the pattern until the cord is wrapped tight enough that the ring is not visible.
Cutoff leftover cord, and use one end to form one last loop to which earring hook will attach. Use a needle and black thread to secure the ends to the base of the ring and attach piece of string with beads to the back of the ring.
Repeat for the other earring.
What girl doesn’t need a jewelry organizer, right? Here is an idea for a cute, convenient and inexpensive one that only takes an hour to make. Pick a bright fabric if you want to add a splash of color to your room (obviously, I did )
Here is what you’ll need:
- 24″ x 36″ cork board (from Hobby Lobby or similar store)
- ~0.75 yard of fabric (Jo-Ann fabrics)
- synthetic quilting padding (either of those stores)
- push pins
The steps are pretty easy: Start with cutting off two 1-inch strips of fabric to use later for hanging earrings. Overlay the synthetic quilt padding and the fabric on top of the cork board. Stretch them tight and secure with quilters pins, then use a heavy duty stapler to secure them to the back of the board.
Using sewing machine, sew 1-inch wide pieces of fabric into flat ribbons as shown below
Stretch them horizontally across the board and secure the ends on the back with a stapler. Hang your earrings and use push pins for necklaces.