Fall Pinterest Challenge

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Can I just say how excited I was last week when I saw the Fall Pinterest Challenge announced over on Young House Love?!? The Pinterest Challenge was the brain child of Sherry from Young House Love and Katie from Bower Power.  This time around they have teamed up with Our Fifth House and Ugly Duckling House to bring us the Fall Pinterest Challenge.

Pinterest Challenge

For their last challenge, the summer edition, I made this great map canvas art for our living room.  My inspiration this time around came in the form of this neon bib necklace from P.S.- I Made This.  I have been eyeballing it for months after pinning it to my DIY pin-board.

Elle bib necklace inspiration

I wanted to give a nice warm fall twist to this piece and have been meaning to get around to working on it ever since I bought the perfect shell beads about a month ago at Joanns.  Those beads have been sitting on my desk, just waiting for the day that I would get motivated enough to make it happen.  No better excuse than a pinterest challenge right?  Without further ado, here is my fall bib necklace:

DIY Bib Necklace Tutorial

To start out I gathered all the supplies I would need to make this necklace. As I mentioned before, the shell “O” beads were from Joanns.  The copper wire, chain and clasp were all purchased over the last few years from various Etsy vendors.  I am a huge fan and supporter of Etsy and buy most of my beads and findings from vendors there. You will also need your round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and cutters for this project. Continue reading »

Yellow Seed Bead Braided Necklace

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Simple, clean and classic.  That is how I would describe my yellow braided bead necklace.  I wanted to make a piece that would go with lots of items in my closet and work for different seasons.  By using this shade of yellow it feels like spring, summer and fall to me.

Love this beaded necklace!

And it was fairly easy to make.  The most time consuming part of this necklace is simply the stringing of the seed bead strands.  Start off by choosing one color of seed beads.  I got these beads at Joann’s.  You will also need tread, needle, beading tools, chain, clasp and bead end clam clamps. Continue reading »

Wedding Week: Bridal Jewelry

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The prospect of making my own bridal jewelry was both exciting and frightening.  I have been making jewelry since I was a young child and got into wire jewelry and had a shop in etsy about 4 years ago, so it made sense that I would give it a go.  But the fear of messing up when it was for my wedding day kept we awake at night!

Wedding Jewelry

So I searched different designs and bought numerous beads in shades of brown, cream and pink trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to make.  Then I found it… Continue reading »

Braided Bead Necklace Tutorial

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With Saint Patrick’s Day on the mind the last few weeks, I was inspired to make a vibrant green necklace. I have seen braided necklaces all over the place lately and loved the idea of using up some of my old seed beads in a fun new way.  I grabbed beads in the green and blue shades and got to work!

I just love how bright the colors are!

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made this braided necklace:

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DIY Button Necklace

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My latest obsession has been buttons!  I mean how amazing are buttons and the million uses they have in crafts?  I really wanted to make a button necklace, but after searching high and low I could not find a tutorial anywhere.  Since I had a vision in my mind and a knack for jewelry making, I figured I would give it a try.  After some frustration and many revisions I finally figured it out!  So, to make it easier on everyone else out there I put together a quick tutorial on how to make this button necklace.  Looking to just purchase one instead?  Contact me at justtwocraftysisters@gmail.com, and I can make you a custom order on Etsy :) Continue reading »