Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DIY Wednesday: Easy Talbot's inspired necklace from your own stuff


This is about the easiest DIY fashion project ever. It requires only ribbon and opposable thumbs. And a drawer full of jewelry. But I'm sure you've got that.

This is the first in a series of easy projects that were inspired by my jewelry drawer cleanup. If you want to make some DIY jewelry, do not be going to the craft store and buying beads and whatnot. You have beads. Look in that drawer. You know you do.

Below are some necklaces we are going to be knocking off. They are everywhere. You've seen them - multi-strand necklaces with lucite or clear glass beads and a ribbon. Below we have examples from Talbots, Ann Taylor and Stella & Dot. They cost between $34 and $150.

Some currently available necklaces that are similar are Anthropologie's Mystic Tieback Bib Necklace and the Lily Mineral Necklace and Ann Taylor's Faceted Teardrop Statement Necklace.


To accomplish this, take a boring beaded necklace (I got mine at Annie Sez last year for $3) and fold it in half. Tie two pieces of ribbon at either end. The ribbon should be about nine inches long. Make one of your tie points where the clasp is, if you necklace has one.

 
Use two clip earrigs to hide the knots. You can stop here if you like.

 
Or you can attach a fabric flower pin. Don't have one? No worries. This post shows you how.


And here are some more DIY jewelry projects:

41 comments:

  1. I LOVE DIY's and this one is no exception! Beautiful, I am marking this to give it a try...don't know how to make a flower pin though..I will be waiting for that post. lol.

    Just found your blog through Sanity Fair and I'm enjoying. :)

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

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  2. This is SO fabulous!! I have a ton of those same types of necklaces just laying around and I'm totally revamping them now. Thanks :)

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  3. you make everything look so stinking easy! love your necklace, very pretty.

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  4. You should really consider designing jewelry professionally.

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  5. Such a great idea!!! I love jewelry so much - I really should try my hand at making some. I see this becoming another black time hole for me - sorry world! I am blogging! I am making jewelry! :)
    Sanity Fair

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  6. I love yours so much more than the talbots and ann taylor examples!

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  7. Very, very nice. I see several I like.

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I can't wait to make my own!! I'm SO your newest follower!

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  9. This is so pretty! Im thinking gifts..!

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  10. Instead of clip on earrings, you could tie some tiny bows around the knot.

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  11. I'm pretty craft-challenged - but I might just be able to pull this one off ;-)

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  12. Thank you for the inspirations! My mother-in-law passed away and left tons of costume jewelry. I am having a ball reconfiguring the necklaces!

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  13. Just saw this on Pinterest and made one for a Favorite Things gift exchange party. (Our gift had to be made by us from our "favorite things" on Pinterest.) It turned out beautiful -- i don't want to give it away!

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  14. Just made the necklace for a friend I work with for Secret Santa. Came out really good:)) Definitely will do it again

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  15. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO GET E-MAILS FROM UPDATES ON THIS BLOG? dtboone@comcast.net

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  16. Great ideas! Saw your post on Pintrest, you are so crafty!

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  17. Wow beautiful stuff. I am admiring your work. Cheers

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  18. I tried this, but I used a chain. The problem with that was that the earrings kept wanting to slide. However, the look on a chain is gorgeous, so I'd to find a remedy. Any suggestions? I ended up just using one of the earrings as a medallion on the single chain. It's pretty, too, but not as impressive as what the double stand would be.

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  19. Can you glue or sew the earrings on? (Sometimes clips have little holes/slots in the clip part that you can stitch down.) Or weave very thin jewelry wire around the back of the earring to the chain. I've even used stripped down twisty ties before to wire something on that I might later want to remove.

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  20. It's funny how a lot of the "designer everyday jewelry" is easy easy stuff. I could make all of the examples you showed (and so could anyone else) with little to no effort. And for people with no experience those are "Jewelry 101".

    This is a great post, and thank you for it.

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  21. This is great - can't wait to get started and because I don't have any clip earrings - going to glue pretty buttons at knots. Any other ideas?

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  22. Two small pins? Two small fabric flowers? Buttons sound great to me.

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  23. Gorgeous! Ill be trying my hand at some :)

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  24. This is so beautiful!! I shared this on my blog today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/05/10-mothers-day-diy-gifts.html

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  25. Beautiful!! I like it so much better than all the actual ones you were imitating!! LOVE:D

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  26. Oh.. sharing this on my FB page too:)

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  27. Can you all tell me where I can get some awesome clip earrings like she used????

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  28. Hi Anon. I got mine from my grandmother. I'd suggest hitting up grandma, thrift stores and garage sales.

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  29. Love this my only issue is finding clip earrings. All the ones I find in thrift stores are butt ugly!

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  30. love this! thank you for your tutorial. i used your suggestions to make my own updated necklace, and linked to you on my blog.
    http://snappyamy.blogspot.com/2013/01/refashioning.html

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing. I will check it out as soon as I get good Internet connection.

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  31. Love this easy upcycling project! I think our readers would love it too. Would you mind if I linked up to your tutorial on AllFreeJewelryMaking.com? Let me know what you think!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Kelly Spence, Editor
    AllFreeJewelryMaking.com
    kspence@primecp.com

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  32. This is a fabulous idea! How inspirational...great for gifts for friends, but more for me!!!!! Yummy...

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