I use the word "made" in a very loose sense. If I can make jewelry, than anyone can. These consisted of gluing stuff, opening and closing jump rings, etc. That I can handle. Although I did once take a jewelry class in high school where I actually soldered and stuff, it was quite fun but I made the ugliest stuff.
The two necklaces on either end were made with these awesome frames I bought on Etsy-the red one is just a scrap of fabric and the other one I'll tell you about below...the other pendants and chains were purchased at Joann's or Michaels and I simply created a chain with a closure and attached the pendants-easy peasy and pretty inexpensive.
This little baby...I embroidered with a simple little design. I have plans for a few more-mustard yellow is involved!
These rings I made with some adjustable rings purchased on Etsy, and vintage buttons and flower cabochons-glued on with some E-600 glue. Also, feeling the easy and peasy.
These earrings are my favorites! I purchased some beads and pretty danglies on Etsy, then some earring hooks, and slipped them on. Done and done. I made all 7 pairs of danglies in like 5 minutes. The bronze and navy blue posts were made with cabochons and vintage buttons.
(image by Itsy Photography)
Also, in other jewelry making news-I made a fun painted bead necklace for Sweet Rose Studio's Handmade Holiday series. SO check it out-yo.
UPdate: below is the tutorial!
This chunky bead necklace is quick, easy, and oh so adorable.
large wooden beads (I got mine for about $4 at Joann's)
foam (I got mine at the dollar store)
1/4" satin ribbon
First, for each bead, insert two bamboo skewers into the hole. One was too skinny, but two worked great! Stick the other end into the foam.
Spray paint them! Make sure to cover all the angles, and paint light, thin coats to avoid drippage and splotchiness. (both are ugly!) I flipped my beads over once they dried and got the bottom side as well.
Let them dry completely.
Cut your ribbon...you can have it be as long as you like, of course. I cut mine to be about 30" long.
Heat seal (with a lighter, carefully!) the ends of the ribbon, then push it through each bead til you have as many as you want on the necklace. The stiff edge from the lighter will help this.
Then tie a knot (or double knot to keep beads from slipping off) on either side of the two end beads.
Tie it around your nearest cutie and admire!
This is perfect for big girls, too!