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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
- Silver Rings Accent by Prima Bead
- 8 in Black Glass Wire-Wrapped Beads by Prima Bead
- 6.5 in Purple/Black Glass/Copper Matte Beads by Prima Bead
- 34 in Silver Plate link Chain by Prima Bead
- 120 pc. Metal Fishhook Earrings Bright Silver by Prima Bead
- .5 mm Stretch Cord – Clear by Prima Bead
- Surfacez Multi-Surface ink in Black
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