I don’t really care if I’m still in the office at 9:50pm because, I’m looking at a 2-day holiday right in front of me. That’s right; its the Sallah break and I do not have to come to the office for 2 WHOLE DAYS!!! Yayyyyyy!!!!! *now dancing azonto*. Anyways, since all I’ll probably be doing is sleeping, eating and visiting, I thought I should share this really simple DIY project to keep you busy till I come back (i.e. if I can bring myself to stay away).
What you need
A flat metal pendant (not shown in its original state; it was from a ‘second hand’ necklace I bought in Lagos market)
Seed Bead (a variety of colours)
Chain (desired length)
Jump rings and lobster clasps
1 – 4. Spread a good amount of glue on a section of the metal plate and ‘pour’ your seed beads on the glue. In my project, I divided the metal plate into sections and worked with different colours of seed beads, with a mix of colours in the middle and similar colours on either side.
Attach the chain to the metal plate using your jump rings and close the necklace with the lobster clasps.
I think it turned out pretty good. I’ve been rocking this particular piece for a while, and it works really well with many of my outfits. Feel free to experiment with various colours and patterns. I would love to see your work.
Lots of love from craft heaven,
PS: I was hoping you wouldn’t notice but, I placed the necklace in a shoe box to take the pictures (well, if you didn’t notice, now you do *lol*). Being a newbie blogger and all, I will appreciate some advice on how to build a light box and take really decent pictures.
PSS: Allison of Dream A Little Bigger is a total darling. She practically gave me a map to help me navigate the world of link parties. She’s an inspiration and officially on my list of craft mentors (and to think that she’s only been blogging for about a year). So I looked up her list of parties she likes to link up with and joined the party here and here. However, I’ll take her advice and create a separate page for link parties.