Thursday will be my last day of traveling 130 miles everyday!!!
So...I need to celebrate. I am celebrating by hosting a giveaway, what better way is there to celebrate?? My followers (YOU) are the BEST!!!
How to enter -
1. If you are already a follower - You do not have to do anything!!! You are automatically entered.
2. If you are new to my blog - Become a follower and leave a comment here.
The rest of the giveaway details will be given at the end of this post.
If you are not a jewelry artist or beader but would love to make simple jewelry for yourself or as a gift, this project is perfect for you. I am going to show you how to assemble a necklace. It requires very little tools, supplies or money but will give you the satisfaction of making a beautiful necklace. Of course, you will inject your own style and personality by the pendant and clasp you select.
What you will need:
Chain - 1
Jump Rings - 3
Closure (toggle, clasp, lobster claw, etc) - 1
Pendant - 1
Measure out the amount of chain you will need to make the necklace the length you want. Cut the chain with the wire cutters.
Open 1 jump ring with your pliers. Make sure you open the ring by twisting sideways - DO NOT open the ring by pulling the 2 ends apart.
Hook the jump ring on the ring of your pendant and close the ring by twisting the 2 ends back together.
Now slide your chain through the jump ring you just placed on your pendant.
Open another jump ring and insert it through the last link on one side of your chain. Place one end of your closure on the same open jump ring that is attached to your chain. Close the jump ring.
Open your last jump ring and repeat - placing the second half of your closure on the second chain end.
That's it!!!! You now have a pretty necklace you can wear or give as a gift. Why not make all your friends a necklace for Christmas?!!!
Every once in awhile you will find a pendant that does not need a jump ring. The chain opening on the pendant will already be in the proper position. This pendant did not need a jump ring but I included the instructions because you will need to add a jump ring to the majority of pendants.
As you can see in the picture below, I have removed the jump ring and just inserted the chain through the pendant opening.
1. The winner will be announced on Sunday - September 6, 2009
2. The winner will receive the necklace that was just made in the tutorial above.
Also, if the winner owns an Etsy shop (or any other shop - Zibbet, Artfire, your personal website, etc), I will blog about your win in a feature and put your Etsy mini on my sidebar :)
Thank you for following my blog!!!