Something pretty, something fun…both styles are found in this collection of necklaces that you can make with assorted materials (beads, fabric, leather and other crafty items). There are some pretty impressive pieces in this bunch along with a few casual & fun designs. Looking for jewelry made from beads and wire? You’ll find those tutorials here . Enjoy!
Made From Earrings : The backs are cut off a pair of earrings then glued together and chain attached to make a necklace.
Leather Chain : Leather links are folded one by one into each other until you have the desired length, button or snap closure. Free template download (gif).
Knotted Fabric : Strips of pretty fabric are wrapped & knotted around wooden beads, ribbon attached on the ends to tie.
The Grove : Wood discs are cut from a branch, holes drilled in the center then strung on a length of linen ribbon.
Simple Button Pendants : Supplies needed are three buttons in different sizes, glass beads, beading string, a jewelry bail and glue.
Jersey Strips : Strips from an old t-shirt are cut, stretched then braided into a necklace.
Anthro DIY Marjorelle Necklace : Wow! This is made with gold rope, epoxy, a gold chain clasp, a jump ring, earring clasps, flower rings and a gold flower.
Crochet Chain : Simple pattern crocheting chains with DK weight cotton (one chain made then the next chain crocheted through it).
Rosette Bib : Fabric rosettes are made (with beads in the center) then sewn in an arrangement on a felt backing, then decorative ribbon attached.
Wooden Bead : Here’s how to paint wooden beads in an even coat so you can use them to make a necklace.
Spring Statement : Ribbon is folded and stitched in increments with beads placed between each fold.
Silhouette & Script : Print a background design on card stock then cut and cover with a glass gem, a ribbon bow and bail is glued on top.
Custom Oval : Personalize with any image that you like, supplies needed include glass cabochons, E6000 adhesive, diamond glaze, silver and copper metal trays.
Glass Tile Pendants : Made with glass tiles, bails, diamond glaze and decorative scrapbooking paper.
Fabric Wrapped Beads : Made with wood beads, assorted light weight fabrics, twill tape or ribbon, toggle closure and a glue stick.
Jade Beads : Made with jade colored beads in multiple sizes, mono-filament jewelry wire, jewelry chain and findings.