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I was in the mood to make some new fall jewelry so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration.  I was looking for some easy necklace tutorials and I found a few that I love!  Remember if I can make them, you can too!!

Necklace #1:

The first necklace I made was inspired from this pin.  All you need are two things: suede lace and wooden beads. I was originally going to paint wooden beads red but then I came across this red beaded garland in the Christmas section of Michael’s.

Red Beaded Necklace

Step 1:  Cut two pieces of string around 42 inches. Take your first string and tie a single knot closest to the center as you can get it. Slide your first bead onto the string and tie a knot right after it.

Step #2:  Add another bead to one side and tie another knot. Then add a bead to the other side of the first knot.

Step #3:  Continue to alternate sides until you’ve added 11 beads. Then repeat on the second string but this time add 13 beads.

Step #4:  Now take one bead and thread both pieces of string though that one bead. Tie a knot.

Step #5:  Repeat on the other side. Trim the ends of the string so they are even. Tie a knot and put on your fabulous new necklace. My finished necklace is around 36 inches because I wanted something long. If you want something shorter, just cut your string around 6 inches longer than you want your finished necklace to be.

It really can’t get any easier than this! In less than 20 minutes and for around $6 you have a fabulous new necklace with plenty of supplies left over to make a few for gifts. I hope you have fun making your own beaded necklace.

Necklace #2:

The next necklace I made was inspired from this pin.  I love the idea of using an old necklace but I also loved the glass beads so I bought some at Michael’s and made my own necklace.  I also used chain instead of ribbon.

Necklace #3:

I fell in love with this necklace as soon as I saw it and the best part was I had all the supplies needed to make it.  I had extra chains from other projects and I had leftover velvet ribbon that was just waiting to be made into a fabulous necklace.  This is a super easy necklace to make and looks really good on.  I highly recommend making this necklace.

So what jewelry have you made lately?

17 Comments

  1. Wow, these turned out great! I have only made a couple pair of earrings which were super simple. I think you may have inspired me to try to make something a little more fun and challenging.

  2. love all of the necklaces! i have seen several with the wooden beads but haven’t tried one yet…guess now is the time! thanks for the inspiration! 😉

  3. I love all three of these necklaces – they’re just perfect! I really want to make some of my own now because I’m so jealous of your new jewelry! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  4. Those are all so cute, I can’t decide which I like best. I’m pinning this for ideas for Thanksgiving weekend. The girls always need a good craft.

  5. Your jewelry is lovely…beautifully created. Isn’t Pinterest great? I love it. What a unique and wonderful table. You did an excellent job creating it. Well done! I have joined your followers list, Pinterest, and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

  6. Kara,

    Thank you for sharing your creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store this week!

    Cheers!

    Jenn

  7. so, so pretty! Using suede in place of ribbon is an excellent idea!

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