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Add Some Sparkle for the Summer. Make This Waist Chain You can Also Wear as a Necklace

This waist chain is SUPER easy to make, and the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Pop it over your swimsuit, or add it when you’re wearing your favorite crop top for some extra cool.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this waist chain:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose and flat nose pliers to make this waist chain.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: A piece of chain long enough to fit around your waist. I used this chunky chain.

chunky chain

3: Two large jump rings.

two large jump rings

4: A lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

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Follow these steps to make your waist chain:

1: Add a jump ring to one end of the chain and slide on the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring to secure the clasp in place.

adding clasp

2: Add the other jump ring to the other side of the chain and close it to secure it in place.

adding second jump ring

Once the jump rings are added the waist chain is finished and ready to wear!! How easy was that? And you can also wear it as a simple necklace too!

clasp attached

finished waist chain

 

You Can Never be Wearing too Many Pom Poms! Make These Adorable Pom Pom Ear Jacket Earrings

pom pom earrings 2

These pom pom earrings are party at the front and the back! They are so easy to make and you can mix and match them to change up your look.

You will need the following tools and materials to make these earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and cutting pliers to make these earrings.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Charm connector earrings with butterfly backs.

earrings

3: Two short pieces of chain, mine were approximately 5cm long.

2 chains

4: Four head pins.

4 headpins

5: Two smaller jump rings.

2 jump rings

6: Two larger jump rings.

2 large jump rings

7: Four pom poms in two different colors.

4 poms

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8: Beads of your choice. I used these bronze colored e-beads.

bronze e beads

Follow these steps to make your earrings:

1: Add the beads and pom poms to each of the head pins.

poms on pin

all pins

2: Bend each head pin at a right angle using the round nose pliers.

bending pin

4 bent pins

3: Trim each pin so that approximately 1cm of the uncovered pin remains using the cutting pliers.

trimming pin

trimmed pins

4: Use the round nose pliers to form a loop at the top of each pin, securing the beads and pom poms in place.

looping pin

4 looped pins

5: Add two of the charms to each piece of chain.

adding chain

two pins on chains

6: Add the other charms to the larger jump rings and attach them to the butterfly earring backs.

adding pin to butterfly back

other charm added

7: Attach the two chain charms to the earrings using the two smaller jump rings.

adding chains to earrings

all components

Once the chain charms are attached to each earring they are finished and ready to wear! So fun for a summer night out.

finished pom earrings 1

finished earrings 2

pom pom earrings 1

Triangles are Great! Here’s how to Make a Triangle Pendant Necklace.

finished necklace

This pendant necklace looks so cool and such a great way to show off your favorite beads.

You will need the following tools and materials to make your triangle pendant necklace:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this necklace.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A piece of leather cord to make your necklace.

a piece of leather jewelry cord

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3: One small jump ring.

one small jump ring

4: One large jump ring.

large jump ring

5: Two medium jump rings.

two medium jump rings

6: Two leather crimp ends.

Two leather crimp ends

7: One lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

8: Two small pieces of chain.

2 pcs chain

9: One eye pin.

eye pin

10: Beads of your choice. I used two brown round beads and one fancy glass bead.

brown beads

glass bead

Follow these steps to make your triangle pendant necklace:

1: Add the beads to the eye pin.

beaded pin

2: Bend the pin to a right angle using the round nose pliers.

bending pin at right angle

bent pin

3: Form a loop at the end of the pin using the round nose pliers.

curling pin

finished pin

4: Add a chain to each end of the bead charm, sliding it onto each loop. Close the loop to secure the chains in place.

adding chain to pin

both chains added

5: Use the smallest jump ring to link the loose ends of the chains together to form a triangle.

adding small jump ring to chains

both chains attached

finished charm

6: Add the largest jump ring to the top of the triangle and slide it onto the leather cord.

adding larger jump ring

adding charm to leather

7: Add a leather crimp end to each end of the leather cord. Secure these crimp ends in place by using the flat nose pliers to fold the sides of the crimp around the cord.

both ends added

8: Add a jump ring to one side of the leather necklace and add the lobster clasp before closing the ring.

adding clasp

clasp added

8: Add the final jump ring to the other side of the leather cord to finish the necklace.

Now your triangle pendant necklace is finished and ready to wear!

finished necklace

triangle detail 2

 

This Pom Pom Charm Bracelet is a Whole Lotta fun!

This pom pom charm bracelet is so much fun to put together and even more exciting to wear!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this bracelet:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and cutting pliers to make this bracelet.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A short piece of chain.

short pc chain

3: Two pieces of string cut to the same length.

2 pcs string

4: Two leather crimp ends.

Two leather crimp ends

5: Head pins. I used 15 head pins so that I could add one charm to each link of the chain.

head pins

6: Pom Poms and beads of your choice. I used these small multi-colored pom poms and some small timber beads.

beads and pom poms

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Follow these steps to make your pom pom bracelet:

1: Add the beads and pom poms to each of the head pins.

add beads and pompom to pin

all pins beaded

2: Bend each pin to form a right angle using the round nose pliers.

bending at right angle

all bent pins

3: Form a loop at the top of each pin using the round nose pliers.

looping pin

all pins looped

4: Add each of the pom pom charms to a link on your chain. I left the links on each end empty.

adding to chain

all pins added

5: Add a crimp end to each of the strings, leaving one end open.

squashing other side

crimp ends added

6: Attach the strings to either end of the chain by opening the chain links or using some jump rings.

adding string to chain

Once the strings are attached your bracelet is finished and ready to wear!

finished bracelet

finished bracelet back

finished bracelet

Easy Layers with this Double Chain Necklace

layer chain 2

This double chain necklace gives the effect of layered pendants for a cool look.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this necklace:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and cuttingĀ  pliers to make this necklace.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two pieces of chain, one longer than the other.

2 pcs chain

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3: Two eye pins.

two eye pins

4: Four small jump rings.

4 jump rings

5: Two larger jump rings.

2 jump rings

6: A clasp.

gold clasp

7: Beads of your choice. I used these stone beads.

stone beads

Follow these steps to make your necklace:

1: Place both the beads on each of the eye pins.

pin on beads

pins on crystals 2

2: Bend each eye pin at an angle to the bead.

bending pin right angle

bent pins

3: Create a loop to secure the beads on the pins.

looping pin

both bent pins

4: Attach the ends of the chains to each side of the charms using the smaller jump rings.

adding jump ring

adding chain

two chains attached

5: Separate the chains at the center of the chain

one chain split

two chains split

6: Attach one end of each chain to one of the larger jump rings.

adding both chains to jump ring

7: Attach the other side of the necklace chains to the other jump ring and attach the clasp. Close the jump ring to complete the necklace.

Now it’s finished and ready to wear!

finished layer necklace

Do You Have Any Special Pieces You Wish You Could Wear as a Pendant? Here’s How You Can…

glue pendant 1

With a glue on bail you can turn almost anything into a pendant. Here’s how to use one!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this pendant:

1: A glue on bail.

glue on bale

2: Araldite glue.

Araldite glue

3: A skewer.

A bamboo skewer

4: A scrap piece of paper.

A piece of scrap paper

5: A plastic charm/decoration. I used this circular resin piece and a plastic gemstone.

resin piece

plastic gemstone

Follow these steps to make your pendant:

1: Squeeze the glue in equal parts onto the piece of scrap paper.

Squeezing araldite out onto paper before it is mixed.

Araldite glue on a piece of paper before it is mixed

2: Mix the glue using the skewer.

Mixing the araldite glue onto a piece of paper

3: Add the glue to the bail and to the back of the charm where you want your bail to sit.

adding glue to bale

adding glue to resin bit

4: Place the bail onto the charm and wait for it to dry.

bale attached to charm

5: Depending on how long it takes for the bail to dry you might need to mix up some more glue.

6: Add more glue to the back of the plastic gemstone and place it on the front of the other charm.

adding glue to plastic gem

plastic gem stuck on front

Once the charm is completely dry it is finished and ready to attach to a chain and wear!

plastic pendant 2

I attached my pendant to some string to wear as a necklace.

plastic pendant string 1

plastic pendant string 2

Here is another pendant made from a broken button.

button necklace 3

And a couple of small pendants made from resin cabochons

resin pendants

How to Make Curved Bar Earrings Using Some Cool Tube Beads.

two earrings finished

Do you like your earrings to be nice and curvy? This tutorial shows you how to make some sweet curved earrings that hang on delicate chains.

You will need the following tools and materials to make these curved bar earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and cutting pliers to make these earrings.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two pieces of wire. I used this thick silver colored wire.

two pieces of wire

3: Two curved tube beads.

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4: Two pieces of chain. the length will determine how far your earrings drop. My pieces were approximately 10cm (approx 3.9 inches) long.

2 pcs chain

5: Two earring hooks.

two earring hooks

6: Four large jump rings.

4 jump rings

7: Four small jump rings.

4 small jump rings

Follow these steps to make your curved earrings:

1: Create a loop at the end of one of the pieces of wire using the round nose pliers.

creating loop

2: Add one of the long tube beads to the piece of wire.

bead on wire

3: Trim the wire using your cutting pliers until only approximately 1.5cm protrudes from the bead.

trimming wire

trimmed wire

4: Create a second loop at the other end of the wire to secure the long tube bead in place.

looping other end

finished charm

5: Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the second charm using the other piece of wire and tube bead.

two finished charms

6: Add two large jump rings to either side of the curved charm, attaching them to the loops you just made.

adding jump ring to charm

jump rings attached

6: Add a small jump ring to either end of the pieces of chain. (You won’t need to do this if you are using chain that has large links).

adding small jump ring to end of chain

7: Attach the ends of the chain to the larger jump rings, closing the smaller jump rings to secure the ends in place.

adding charm to chain

adding chain to other side

charm and chain

two charms and chains

8: Find the middle of the chain and attach one of the earring hooks to form a triangle shape.

adding earring to chain

one earring added

9: Repeat step 8 for the second earring to make a pair.

Once you’ve finished both pairs your earrings are finished and ready to wear.

two earrings finished

Do You Have Some Mismatched Buttons Lying Around? Why Not Make These Button Bracelets?

button bracelets 2

These button bracelets are really easy to make and they look great! Use some vintage buttons to give your bracelets an extra unique edge.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this bracelet:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this bracelet.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: scissors for trimming your string.

A pair of scissors.

3: Two pieces of string.

2 pcs string

4: A button with four holes.

yellow button

5: Two leather crimp ends.

crimp ends

6: Two jump rings.

two jump rings

7: A toggle clasp.

toggle clasp

Follow these steps to make your bracelet:

1: Fold one piece of string in half. Feed both ends of the string into two separate holes.

adding string through button holes

2: Feed the ends of the string through the loop you have formed and pull it tight.

ends through loop

string attached to one side

3: Repeat this for the other side of the bracelet using the other piece of string, make sure you loop it the same way so that your knots match.

both strings attached

4: Add an extra knot to each piece of the string so it sits closely on either side of the button.

adding extra knot

knotted on one side

knotted both sides

5: Measure the string around your wrist and trim the excess if required.

trimming ends

trimmed string

6: Add a crimp end to either side of the bracelet using the flat nose pliers.

adding crimp

squashing one side

squashing other side

both crimps attached

7: Add a jump ring to either side of the bracelet and attach each end of the toggle clasp to finish your bracelet.

attaching toggle 2

attaching toggle 1

finished bracelet

yellow button on 1

Here are some other button bracelets I put together using different colored buttons, string and chain.

button bracelets

button bracelet 1

button bracelet 2

These loopy earrings are great!

finished loop earrings

These loopy beaded earrings look so lovely! Make some using your favorite colors today!

You will need the following tools and materials to make these loop earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your cutting pliers, flat nose pliers and round nose pliers to make these earrings.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two pieces of tiger tail wire.

two pieces of tiger tail

3: Eight crimp beads.

8 crimp beads

4: Two charm connector earrings.

two charm connector stud earrings

5: Two large jump rings.

two jump rings

6: Two small jump rings.

two silver colored jump rings

7: Beads of your choice. I used these yellow glass e-beads and purple glass seed beads.

glass beads

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Follow these steps to make your loop earrings:

1: Add two crimp beads to the end of one of the pieces of tiger tail wire.

adding crimps to wire

2: loop the end of the wire around one of the large jump rings and back through the crimp beads.

wrapped around jump ring

3: Squash the crimp beads using the flat nose pliers.

squashing crimps

squashed crimps

4: Begin adding beads in your pattern of choice.

adding beads to wire

5: Continue beading until you’ve reached your desired length, leaving approximately 5cm of wire exposed.

all beads added

6: Add another two crimp beads and loop the end of the wire around the other side of the jump ring and back through the crimps.

crimp beads added

looping other side

looped wire

7: Squash the crimp beads using the flat nose pliers.

squashing other crimps

8: Trim the remaining wire using the cutting pliers.

trimming wire

one loop finished

9: Repeat steps 1 to 8 for the second earring making sure that the beaded sections follow the same pattern and are the same length.

2 loops

10: Add a smaller jump ring to the top of each beaded loop.

open jump ring

attaching jump ring to loop

11: Attach each beaded loop to each of the charm connector earrings and close the small jump rings to secure the earrings to the loops.

Once both earrings are secured to your beaded loops they are ready to wear!

earrings attached

Here’s How to Make a Funky Rhinestone Brooch For Shining up Your Fave Old Outfit!

finished pin

Do you need a little brooch to brighten up your favorite outfit or trusty winter scarf? This piece is super easy to make and looks great.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this brooch:

1: A glue-on brooch pin.

glue on pin

2: Araldite 2-part glue.

Araldite glue

3: A skewer.

A bamboo skewer

4: A scrap piece of paper.

A piece of scrap paper

5: A flat piece of plastic to make the base of your brooch. I used this green piece of laser-cut acrylic.

piece of acrylic

6: Some assorted rhinestones with flat-back settings. I also used a small round mirror to decorate my brooch.

rhinestones

Follow these steps to make your brooch:

1: Mix up the glue on some scrap paper. To do this you will need to squeeze out equal parts from the tube and mix them well using the skewer.

Squeezing araldite out onto paper before it is mixed.

Araldite glue on a piece of paper before it is mixed

Mixing the araldite glue onto a piece of paper

2: Add glue to the backs of the rhinestones and apply them to the piece of acrylic in any pattern you choose. I made the mirror the center of my brooch and added an extra rhinestone on top.

adding glue to mirror

adding mirror to middle

adding other charms

three glued on

adding last rhinestone

all rhinestones added

3: Wait for the glue on the rhinestones to dry. You might need to mix some extra glue to use to attach the brooch pin.

4: Add the glue to the brooch pin and place it carefully on the back side of your plastic base. If your base is translucent like mine you might want to ‘hide’ your pin behind the decorations on the front.

adding glue to pin

glue added on pin

adding pin to back

pin added to back

Once the glue on the pin is dry your brooch is finished and ready to wear! How easy was that?

finished pin