Every wardrobe needs a good statement necklace, but blingy baubles can cost you an arm and a leg. Not this one! This simple knotted necklace uses just a few scraps of cording, a bit of ribbon and a glue gun.
Everybody's got that drawer full of old t-shirts that never see the light of day. But we found a fun and fashionable way to give them a new life! Here's how we turned a boring old T-shirt into a show-stopping statement necklace.
Take a look at your closet: What have you already embroidered? It's likely that a T-shirt, jacket, and maybe even monogrammed pajamas are in there — and that's great. But here's an off-the-T-shirt way to showcase your stitching in style.
If you’re like us, you hate to throw away scraps from your latest craft. Luckily, we’re always coming up with ideas to use our leftover supplies. This project is a fun way to use up any pieces of felt you have lying around. Go ahead, let your creativity bloom!
If you're into vintage style, chances are you have a jar or two of gorgeous, antique buttons. At least a few of those buttons may even be carved mother of pearl — lucky you! Give those vintage beauties more opportunities to shine by transforming them into simple wire-wrapped pendants.
Learn how to design a detailed wire-wrapped pendant that shows off a stunning briolette! First, see how to form and hammer a perfectly symmetrical frame and pieces to fit inside. Then, Aga shows you how to securely connect all of the pieces while adding in a surprising embellishment. Add as many details as you wish!
Get started bending and shaping wire as you make your first project, a stunning loop necklace. Learn how to create wire loops using a ring mandrel, adding beads of your choosing along the way. Then, master proper techniques for creating and attaching jump rings, which you'll use to link your wire loops together to form your necklace. Finally, discover how to make a quick and sturdy S clasp so you can show off your new wirework creation.
Dive into a professional-looking jewelry project with Candie's expert tips as you create a multi-strand bracelet with spacer bars. This look is popular for wedding or even everyday jewelry, and can be tailored to create a gorgeous vintage-looking project. Candie helps you troubleshoot problems as she demonstrates working with memory wire to create a bangle bracelet that can be customized any way you like.
Jump into a new project using a thicker 26-gauge wire that provides a little more stability. Melody walks you through the construction of a beautiful candelabra necklace as she demonstrates how to make increasingly complex modifications, adding branches and flowers without bending nearby designs.
Explore techniques for creating a stunning wire crochet necklace with beads that pairs as well with jeans as it would with a wedding gown. Candie's close-up instruction guides you through how to crochet loops in your necklace to secure gorgeous beads, adding multiple strands if you desire and attaching the clasp securely at the end.