Shabby & Fun Jewelry :: Necklace Making Tutorial
Today, here is a fabulous inspiration for a ‘Handmade Christmas Gift for Her’ : a last-minute gift idea of a beautiful, ‘a la Anthropologie’-styled necklace that you could make yourself in very short time.
The fabric that holds the beads together and that makes this necklace a bit special is Dupioni Silk.
The other feature of this necklace is the exquisite selection of the beads. The bead size – and color- combinations work extremely well together and makes this necklace stand out.
It may be a bit late to order the beads online*, but you could follow the pattern, color scheme and fabric – bead contrast, and use beads & findings from your own jewelry making stash. Amazon is best set up for last minute Christmas shopping (their last Full Day to Order with Free Two-Day Shipping Is Sunday, Dec. 22). For other online retailers I’d be weary if your art supplies / Christmas gifts will arrive in time, particularly if they would have to come from a place like Australia. Best to order gift cards instead so the receiver can buy their own jewelry making beads and findings. Print out the below free necklace tutorial in pdf and add it to the gift card. An original, fun gift idea.
However, if you find this necklace making pattern sometime in the future, be sure to look at the supply list as these beads sure are very nice and a bit special. Particularly the red with the ivory beads. I love these.
Free Downloadable Necklace Making Tutorial
This Free necklace making tutorial is by Ornamentea, and you can find it here: Frayed Ribbon Necklace.
Necklace photo credit: Ornamentea
More Jewelry Tutorials
Click this large overview image and you’ll find many wonderful tutorials for my own jewelry designs as well as Anthropologie jewelry, and other jewelry designer- inspired tutorials …
Handmade Gifts for Her
Want more ideas for personalized gifts to make for your mom, sister, grandma, or aunt? Click here for … 50+ Gifts for Her to Make. Yes, many of these can be made in just a few hours, and so you have time! Have fun.
Also see our 50+ Holiday Freebies: Gift Tags, Cards & Wrap Ideas (+tutorials)
Here in London.
On a Personal Note:
This is my first blog post from London soil. Love it! So excited to be here! Fun and frivolous. Beautiful and ‘everything’ is here. Except for my glorious Italian sun, but nonetheless the weather is not too bad either.
About this Image:
This British flag is from a laminated fabric I bought in Brighton, by the beach. Girly and fun. I decided it would both cover my craft table and make a bag or pouch or table-top buckets from this. When my sewing machine arrives, in a few weeks….