Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Laced heart necklace.

Using a tutorial from Ornamentea, I made this laced heart necklace. I used Elaine Ray and druk beads, waxed linen and a lock and key toggle set. Since I am new to this whole jewelry making game, this was my first time beading this way. It was quick and simple necklace to make.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Chain, Leather and Bead Necklace

I took a class at our local bead shop, Ornamentea, tonight and made a rad new necklace. I really learned a lot of techniques that I am anxious to try out on my own!

We primarily used a local artist, Elaine Ray's beads. They are absolutely beautiful. I want to make a million more necklaces using her beads! We learned wire wrapping leather, using cone ends, leather weaving through chain, simple loops, wire wrapped loops, and made our own clasp. 

A coat hanger!

I had an order for a jewelry hanger already! Except this one is to be used for coats. I only used three knobs and put heavier duty hardware on the back. I hope she likes it!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Necklace Hanger

I found a necklace hanger on Like a Saturday's blog and was inspired to make one for myself. My current jewelry box is too small for my many necklaces. It is also hard to see them at a glance. 

Matt and I went to Lowes and bought a board and paint samples in an orangish color and yellowish color. We cut the boards down to 15 inch sections, drilled holes for the knobs and sanded the edges down. I bought a selection of knobs from Hobby Lobby for 50% off.

I think that they turned out great and I am going to make a couple more!