Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DIY necklace and bracelet

Once you get the hang of beaded links... you can't stop.

Last week, when I posted my DIY cufflinks, I posted a shot of myself wearing this necklace with a tassel pendant and bracelet. {then I completely forgot to post about it!!!}
I made a lot of beaded links for the making of these two bracelets. Something I thought I would never enjoy doing... I was wrong.
There is something extremely relaxing in these repetitions.

I used beads, chain and findings that I have had for long time, probably in my "before blogging era".

DIY shopping list:

I used:
* 21 round faceted beads (also used for this bracelet)
some random shaped beads (ovals, drop, small, large... I like these mixes because they are much cheaper and lot of projects don't need a whole a lot of the same beads.)
* one toggle clasp (similar to this one).

I love the look of my new smoky quartz jewelry! 
Goes perfectly well with the ring that my husband 
brought back from a trip to Brazil :)

How-to DIY/ tutorial:


I used the plain round link chain for the back of the necklace, (no clasp on the necklace), then added one oval bead on both sides, then about one inch of chain, and the round faceted smoky quartz beads, one inch of chain and another oval bead.

The tassel pendant:

The two oval beads at the end are linked to the soldered closed jumping, which has the function also to hold another beaded link, connected to few inches of chains in different lengths with different smoky quartz beads at the end to form a tassel.


For the bracelet, I used 10 faceted round smoky quartz beads and one oval bead for the length of the bracelet, all wire linked, with the toggle clasp parts on each end.
One one side of the toggle clasp, I linked two drop beads used as charms.

... Easy peasy!

xox, d.

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