When I'm creating I am always challenging myself to do something different, make an item unique, or try something I haven't tried before. This simple earrings and necklace set are one of those projects. I wanted to see how I could make the most of a set of beads by getting multiple projects from it – hence the necklace – and also figure out how to make off-the-shelf pendants unique as a pair of earrings.

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To create the bracelet, arrange beads on a beading board. Then string together with elastic beading cord and tie in a square knot to secure. It's that easy! Since I have a hard time finding bracelets that fit, I like to use elastic cord to make bracelets- then they fit anyone!

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This necklace can stand alone or be worn with the bracelet and earrings as a set. I used elements form sevral bead collections and strung the beads together using wire. Then I used sections of chain to create a lnoger, lighter weight necklace than if I had used beads alone. This little touch of purple Crystazzi beads is subdued when worn with black but will stand out with purple or green clothing. It is a little surprise!

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To attach the pendants to the ear wries, I used a single jump ring. Then I used Surfacez multi-surface solvent based ink by Clearsnap and an old zebra pattern stamp to stamp the pattern onto the metal. Becuase Surfacez dries instantly, there was no way I could smudge or mess up the stamping — it was so easy!

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Now, no one in the world will have these same earrings or the same style. You can customize them with any patterned stamp or event with words – just use Surfacez ink.

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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