Thursday, April 18, 2013

the "Miss Pink" necklace tutorial: making my daughter's design come to life

DIY pink necklace tutorial
The "miss pink" necklace
This gorgeous necklace is the product of my own sweet little designer, and I am going to share the tutorial for how to make it with you!. She was watching me make some jewelry and drew this picture of a necklace that she wanted to make:



DIY pink necklace tutorial
The original "Miss Pink" necklace concept sketch
So I took her to the craft store and let her choose three different types of beads to make her necklace. She chose some pink crystals, pink pearls, and pink hearts.

The necklace itself was really simple to make, just very time consuming. I'll show you the basics of how I did it.

I used these things:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

I used almost an entire package of head pins, some chain (it ended up being about 14 inches of chain), a clasp, two jump rings and three different kinds of beads.

Open one of your jump rings, like this:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

Attach it to one side of your 14 inch length of chain,and one side of your clasp, like so:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

Then use the second jump ring to attach the other end of the chain to the clasp, like this:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

Now you'll start with the beads. I will warn you, I used almost all of a 50 pack of head pins! This takes a while.

Take a bead, and slide it into a head pin:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

using your wire cutters, cut the head pin off about 1/2 inch past the end of the bead:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

Then take the 1/2 inch of wire and wrap it into a loop, making sure to leave it open just a little bit:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

hook the loop onto a link in your chain, then close the loop:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

I repeated this process about 45 times, letting my daughter choose where she wanted each bead placed. This is the final result:

DIY pink necklace tutorial

She made good choices! She loves her new necklace, and already has informed me that she has plans for several more.

~Jessica

7 comments:

  1. She is quite a designer. That necklace is precious.

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  2. That is such a cute necklace. Tell your daughter, "great job."

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    1. Thank you! She loves it and is so proud of herself!

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  3. What a great Momma you are to make your daughter's jewelry dreams come true. I never realize how time consuming it is to actually make jewelry! Great job! :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you back next week!

    Have a great weekend. :)
    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  4. How very pretty and what a good mama! thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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