Before getting started I'd also like to, again, acknowledge those in the southern areas affected by the horrific and devasting storms; my thoughts and prayers are very much with you all.
Well, it seems like jewelry-making is making a fast comeback, and I'm loving getting more into it also (especially using resin). Anyway, that being the case and having little time these last several weeks to do much crafting, I needed a fast and easy project for this month; I thought "why not some quick and easy jewelry". I have lots of old jewelry pieces and findings, so after sorting through some of what I have, it didn't take much thought to come up with this super easy fashion jewelry set of a bracelet, ring, and pendant:
Isn't this pretty and wouldn't it be a great gift for someone? Even for yourself?!!! Well, if so, this is probably the easiest and fastest tutorial I've done for you yet!
Searching through some old pieces, I settled on an old broken necklace that had some really pretty smokey quartz looking gems on it. I used wire cutters and cut away several of the gems to use for this project:
Here are the other items I used:
- Pendant chain
- Ring blank (this one I purchased from Michaels)
- Cheap cuff bracelet (found mine at one of those cheap little jewelry stores you find in most shopping malls. An inexpensive bangle can also be used.)
- Glue-on bails (I usually make my own simple wire wrapped bails; however the one I used on this pendant chain I purchased at at Hobby Lobby. Both bails are pictured above though.)
- E-6000 glue (glue must be a very strong adhesive)
Now here's all I did: for the pendant, I simply glued the bail to the back of one of the gems and inserted the pendant chain through the bail; for the ring, I glued a gem onto the ring blank; and for the cuff bracelet, I glued a gem onto the center of the bracelet. That's it!!! Told you it was easy!!! Now it's your turn!!! You probably have some old and odd items already have around the house!
I've old jewelry findings I've found at flea markets, dollar stores, some donated from family and friends, Walmart, even items I've found on the street! Thrift stores are great for finding old jewelry/findings. I even have some old buttons and hardware store items which would make great jewelry, and you can get a package with a bunch of colored gems from Walmart for almost pennies. I collect and save everything --old, broken, etc.!!! Tools and additional supplies I've purchased from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Etsy, Walmart, and on-line craft suppliers.
I hope you like my jewelry set! If so, keep an eye on my blog where I'll be doing several quick and easy mixed media pieces with some really odd items. And I'll have tutorials on how to make "your own" bails, attaching connectors, and more -- so you'll be able to get more ideas to make your own! Now gather all those old pieces you have around the house you thought you were going to trash and start making jewelry; just don't throw them away!
Think I'm going to run now to cut off 2 more gems, glue on some earring backs for a matching set of earrings...LOL!!! Now that would really be a complete set!!!
Thanks for joining me today, hope you'll try this simple jewelry making!
I'll be seeing you!