Thursday, June 20, 2013

Finished Necklace and a Bracelet


Well it's finally done!  Here are some pics of the recycled necklace I started a few weeks ago.  It really turned out to be a statement piece!

Close up of my necklace
 Since my last post, I attached about 35 paper bead charms to the necklace.  I nestled them in, and made the necklace a full fun piece!
The necklace

There were enough paper bead charms left over to craft this bracelet that complements the necklace and a bonus pair or earrings.
The bracelet is made from 14 paper bead charms, several vintage metal charms and a big gold tone bauble.  The bracelet has a toggle closure and the finished length is 71/2" long.  I have posted the bracelet on my Etsy site, there are more pictures there.

Bracelet and Earrings

If you have any questions about this necklace or how to craft one from some of your old jewelry,  feel free to contact me through this blog.

Please check my Etsy shop out.  I think you'll like what you see!

Enjoy and have fun crafting,


Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Preview


When I left you two weeks ago, we were remaking an old necklace to a new statement piece.  I've completed a few more steps, but it still is not finished!  Here are the next several steps in completing the new necklace.

A new chain with the charms & medallions from the old

Moving on to the next step.  I made about 50 paper beads, various colors, and glazed them   There is a tutorial for making the beads on my blog.
Paper beads on head pins with other small beads

Paper beads with three coats of glaze
Next I took the paper beads with other small beads and seed beads and put them on 2"gold head pins.  Once you have the head pins arranged the way you like them, make a loop at the end of each pin.  These will make additional charms to put on our necklace, filling it out and adding fullness.  I made about 40 paper bead charms to add to my necklace.  This is what the my completed head pins look like this.

By next week, hopefully, I'll have all of the paper bead charms attached to the necklace.  The new necklace should be a statement piece!

Please visit my Etsy shop and I'll see you next week.