Upcycled from old car parts
DIY Paper Clay and Cardboard Necklace Bust Display Tutorial by Lexy Ward/The Proper Pinwheel from Whimsey Box here. If you’ve ever priced necklace display busts, they are expensive! This one is made out of cardboard, paper clay and a candlestick. I’d paint the bust all gold and not have any white showing. You could also do this in a bunch of fun colors. First seen at Make here.
DIY Crochet Chain Links Necklace Tutorial from Teahab here. *Full Disclosure: I didn’t pay to sponsor Teahab and just found an ad up for my blog when I went to her site tonight to check out her DIY necklace. She did it because she likes my blog and knows I like her DIYs (and have posted lots of them in the past).
DIY Easy Braided Satin Cord Beaded Necklace Tutorial from LYSM Design here. She uses ribbon as the closure so you don’t need any special jewelry findings. *I translated the site automatically using Chrome. I’ve left a comment on her blog asking if she might install a google translator box on her blog (like I have on mine) because I post a lot of her DIYs.
DIY Easy Shrink Plastic Snowflake Necklace with Template from Lana Red here. Also, check out her Tumblr blog here.
DIY Nail Polish Bobby Pin Necklaces. There are certain blogs I love because they give credit to other bloggers who came up with really similar ideas earlier, or say something like, “This idea isn’t original and lots of DIY blogs have done it in the past (X,Y and Z), but this is my take on it.” And then there are blogs that don’t.
- Top Photo: Nail Polish Bobby Pin Neclace Tutorial from Brit + Co. here. Posted December 24, 2012.
- Middle Photo: Satin Ribbon Strung with Metallic Bobby Pins Tutorial by Crimenes de la Moda here. Posted on Trueblue July 6, 2012.
- Bottom Photo: Nail Polish Bobby Pin Necklace Tutorial from Craftberry Bush here. Posted on Trueblue June 15, 2012.
DIY Kids’ Animal Necklaces Tutorial from Petit à Petit here. One of the best kids’ crafts I’ve come by in a long time. Lots of photos at the link of different animal necklaces (top photo: notice the pin the tail on the donkey). Tutorials for making animal necklaces from this one post include:
- Kool Aid dyed beads
- sharpie beads
- glitter beads
- plastic fork pom poms
- pleather animals
Collar hecho a mano, con flores de seda.
My first post of 2013 and it’s a really good one! DIY Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina Inspired Crystal Bib Necklace Tutorial from Smart N Snazzy here. Top Photo: $79.50 Banana Republic’s Lace Bib Necklace from their Anna Karenina Collection here. Photo Credit: Style Blog here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Smart N Snazzy. Really good knockoff and easy to follow tutorial from Smart N Snazzy. Lia said this “big bang for your buck” statement necklace cost about $15 to make.
DIY Spike Necklace Tutorial from Trinkets in Bloom here. For more spike jewelry go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/spikes.
DIY Wire Wrapped Recycled Perfume Bottle Pendants Tutorial from My Salvaged Treasures here. This is a really inexpensive way to make small bottle pendants.