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.
This next bracelet was made in the same way using 10mm natural beads from the set from Amazon and these beautiful 8mm beads. The spacer beads and charm came from Hobby Lobby.
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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