Merry Brides: DIY Anthropologie-inspired necklace -
- Jewelry Wire
- Pearls (Can be real or glass)
- Jewelry Clasps
- Glue Gun
A few things to note:
- I strung the pearls on one 64″ strand of jewelry wire, folded in half. You…
Hello all! I’ve been experimenting with materials lately and I’ve discovered a fantastic place to buy jewelry supplies… yes.. Home Depot! Don’t believe me? Check out my last post with pictures from my new line, Industrial Chic.
After walking around aisles for what seemed like forever, I found many cool little things that I could incorporate into my jewelry. Brass hex nuts, brass bolts, brass washers, copper crimp rings, tension pins and more.
I got the idea from seeing this listing by smartfox on Etsy:
Which led me to search for beads on Etsy. Here are ones similar the necklace above. I was quite surprised when I saw the prices for faceted brass beads (similar to the ones below.) I knew I wanted to get these beautiful beads, but had to come up with another option.
These beautiful faceted brass beads can perfectly be substituted with 3mm brass hex nuts which cost about $2 for a small box of 50. What a deal!
I decided to make my own little addition to the style by adding 3mm brass washers in between each nut. These run about the same price. Here’s a picture of the brass washer:
The result? Here’s one of my new listings in the shop, “Industrial Chic - Bold with Bolts”
What I did to make this is use a 15in black ball-chain and string it through three brass washers and three brass hex nuts. Don’t be afraid to get much more creative, either!
Check out some of these beautiful listings on Etsy by some very creative and talented artisans!
I have always loved keys. Keys tell many stories and have seen more things than we know. Keys are beautifully symbolic and their aesthetic is quite amazing. This is why I just had to make a skeleton key necklace!
This necklace is truly OOAK. I made this abstract piece with sterling silver half round wire. It hangs on a sterling silver chain of 16in. This piece is also the beginning of a new collection in the PE shop, Keys. I’ve already started to make drop-style earrings to match!
Click the picture to see this listing on Etsy!
Ocean Breeze. -
These pair of finger puppets from Sweetbestiary on Etsy are adorable! I featured them in my new treasury along with many other fantastic ocean themed items. Check it out!
A summer road trip... -
Here’s a fantastic ring by the Etsy shop owner Eric Burris. This beautiful ring and many other funky finds are in my new treasury on Etsy. Vintage typewriters, phones, map purses, fabric jewelry, sculptures and more! Check it out here