I had a friend ask me recently if I thought I might start making jewelry. I said no because I really didn’t need to add another hobby to my already bursting craft room. Who was I kidding???
Not too long ago, Taylored Expressions came out with these great Designer Dangles dies and all the supplies to make fun jewelry. I was already of big fan of Taylored Expressions rubber stamps, dies, and embossing folders so it was just a natural progression for me to try out the Designer Dangles dies. You can see my first creations I made in this post.
I also love the look of natural unfinished wood beads like the ones I used to make my DIY Farmhouse Natural Wood Bead Garland in this post. I started seeing the natural wood beads paired with other beads to make bracelets and the next thing I knew, I was on Amazon ordering beads!!😳
So here are my latest jewelry creations that I wasn’t going to make! 😉
The blue bracelet was made using the 6mm and 8mm natural wood beads from this set I found on Amazon. The blue beads are these 6mm beads also from Amazon. The spacer beads, “made with love” charm, and the stretch elastic I used to make the bracelet are from Hobby Lobby.
I cut my elastic about 14 inches long so I’d have plenty of room to work with. Then I gave the piece a good 3 to 4 stretches – this will help keep the finished bracelet from stretching out as it is worn. I tied a knot near one end so my beads wouldn’t slip off as I was stringing them. Simply string your beads in a sequence that you like. I added a jump ring to the charm before stringing it onto the bracelet. The bracelet measures about 7 inches long before tying it off. Of course, you can make it any length you’d like! Tie the elastic off with a good knot – there is some great info here on making this type of bracelet.
The pendant necklace was made using the Designer Dangles – The Bigger the Better and Free Flow dies from Taylored Expressions. The faux leather also came from Taylored Expressions. I found my necklace chain and jump rings at Michaels.
So…now I have another new hobby to add to my list of crafty creations! I think I’ll be spending a lot of time searching Pinterest for ideas…
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