Going down memory lane from years ago, as I searched for my very first blog I had, I found it is still there!! I’m so glad it is and still has all my pics of my first jewelry pieces I made. I found another favorite I had forgotten about… this silver and green stone bracelet. At the time, (this is approx. 10 years ago)…I gave it the name “Mountain Breeze,” because it just looked like it dropped out of a beautiful swaying tree to me. I can’t remember the stones I used, so if anybody recognizes what they are, I would love to hear from you. I strung these on beading wire and added some silver bead caps on a few of the stones, along with different sized round silver beads, and used a silver toggle heart clasp. I added a different sterling heart and bead for a little something extra to hang from the clasp. <3
I made these years ago, but they’ve always been one of my favorite sets. I wish I could remember the online jewelry supply store I ordered everything from, but I’m going to do a search to see if I can find the same or something similar to recreate these! I remember sterling silver for the pendant and post ear wires, and also added to the bottom of the colored stones to help them shine even more. The necklace had a silver adjustable chain clasp (unfortunately not in the photograph) attached to leather so it could be worn from 18 to 24 inches long.
I loved making this. I’m taking baby steps hoping to learn how to macrame again and also hoping to be able to make a dreamcatcher soon. Until then, I found some great yarn and sticks on sale at a local craft store…just looped the yarn over a stick, using more strands of yarn for some loops just randomly, and I braided a few strands for a little something extra to stand out. I wrapped some twine around the sides of the stick the yarn wasn’t on, then tied twine on the ends to bring up to the nail for hanging. Great chill project to do for a total time of about 30 minutes. Give it a try! 🙂
This was so easy, and it is so sparkly and comfortable to wear.
I started with 22 gauge sterling silver wire, which is all I had on hand. I wrapped it around a ring sizer about five times for my ring size, leaving enough room of the wire to wrap the ends around all the wire on each side to secure.
I then cut about six inches of wire, wrapped it around the ring about three times, strung one crystal, wrapped it around once, strung the second and third doing the same thing, wrapping around once before adding the next, and finishing with three wraps around all strands of silver. All done!!! So easy and pretty.
Five easy diy bracelets, all with beads, jewelry wire, crimps, jump rings and clasps bought at a local craft store, with the exception of a bit of copper wire bought at a hardware store for the leather bracelet. The possibilities are endless for ideas for bead stringing!!
Yesterday I struggled while trying to make jewelry. I just couldn’t get anything to work. My mind must have needed a rest from trying to think of something unique, and I ended up spending about 8 hours with frustrating results. I did end up with one pair of earrings that I liked and finished off the day with painting another piece of glass, but that was a lot of time for two pieces. I’m trying to make as many things as I can, and I hope to start selling some of my jewelry and painted glassware on an ecommerce site soon, so when I’m not creating, I’m researching which ones have the best reviews….but I digress.
Today is a new day, and I’ve put the creative frustration of yesterday behind me! I just made this quick dainty bracelet using gold-colored Jewelry Designer wire and simply stringing on small faceted glass beads that I found at Michael’s with a freshwater pearl. The beads catch the light like crystals. I finished the clasp by adding a few chain links and made a decorative charm using gold wire that I hand-wrapped around a flat, faceted gold crystal bead. I’m loving how quick and easy this was and that I like it so much! Bracelets like these look great by themselves or stacked. I’ll definitely be doing more for a while. 🙂
Hi. I'm Heather Mele. I'm a wife, a mom, a stepmom, a rescue animal advocate; and I LOVE to cook, LOVE champagne, and I LOVE to create beautiful DIY projects for home, health, garden, beauty and personalized gifts. I don't have a lot of patience for anything that takes a lot of time to make, so I've picked the quickest and easiest of all my favorite things to share with you. You'll be amazed what you can create in a matter of just a few minutes, to the longest being just a few hours. Enjoy!!
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