I trust you had a swell weekend. It was soooo busy for me (as usual). Plus I came down with a little allergy. But I’m back now; so let’s dive right into it.
There been a birthday party in my office every week since November 1 and most of my colleagues insist that I must make them something for their presents. The last one was a 3-strand beaded necklace which I’m using for my very first guest post on Plucky’s Second Thought. Yay!!!! Watch this space on Friday, December 6, 2013.
Anyways, this story is relevant because is was another colleague’s birthday last week and I had to make her a necklace which I finally finished last night.
What I Used
An old filigree necklace (which I had got last year from a flea market)
Spray Paint (in yellow)
Gold Beading string
1. Paint the primer on both sides of the necklace and allow to dry.
2. Spray 2 coats of the spray paint on both sides of the necklace, allowing about 12 hours of drying time after each coat.
3. Attach the beading string to the back of the necklace using the crimp beads.
4. Start weaving the string through the holes in the filigree necklace, attaching the beads at intervals. You can either create a pattern or weave the beads in haphazard fashion.
5. Finish by spraying with varnish.
6. Wait for it……..yeah, go rock it!
PS: The original necklace was in 3 rows attached with jump rings. I unlinked one of the rows and used the 2 linked rows for this necklace.
It’s a pretty straight forward tutorial, don’t you think? Let’s see you try your hands on this projects. Who knows, you may end up making one as a Christmas present for a loved one. Aren’t handmade gifts just so special?
As always, please share this awesome necklace with your friends and don’t forget to follow my blog for more awesome projects.
Take care and keep crafting!
Lots of love from craft heaven,