Here’s the episode:
This winter has been a tough one for many people. Where I am there has been a lot of snow and record breaking cold. But now that’s March, I’m looking toward spring.
How Wearing Jewelry Can Boost Your Mood:
On particularly dreary days, putting on your favorite spring colored necklace can help brighten your mood. You know how if you wear your favorite outfit you just feel more confident and happy. Jewelry does the same thing! (And that feeling is at least twice as good when you made the jewelry yourself!)
I know I have been feeling better since I have been wearing my Garden Necklace the last few days. Yes it is about 2 degrees outside, but I have a little spring around my neck and I’m feeling positive that spring will get here!
- Enough beads to make 20 bead dangles. (You can them with single beads, add some bead caps or seed beads. Whatever you like) *
- Charms. This is really optional, but you can add any charms you like as well. I added pewter and silver leaves, flowers, positive words, butterflies, bees.
- 20 headpins
- A bunch of 4 mm jump rings
- 4 7 mm jumping rings.
- A piece to use at the top of the necklace to hold it all together
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Bent nose or other additional pair of pliers
*Beads: I just dug through my collection and found the beads I wanted to use. I chose of variety of pink and green beads because it reminded me of spring. You can use any color of beads in any kind of variety you like.
Update on the silver flower piece I used in the tutorial:
Basically follow the steps and put the bead dangles on the chain and then follow the tassel instructions found here: tassel charm tutorial
Instead of the bead from that tutorial, use a cone.
Make about 20 bead dangles. You may want more or less. It’s really up to you! For more on how to make a bead dangle, watch ECT TV Episode 5.
Cut 2 pieces of chain about 4 or so inches long.
I started with larger beads on the bottom and worked my way up. I put one bead on each link. As you add beads, make sure to add on alternative sides so that the necklace will lay properly.
Alternatively, if you are using a cone, use the steps in the How To Make a Tassel Necklace Tutorial.
Attach one end of the chain to the top piece of your necklace. The chains with the dangles will hand down and the chain that you just cut will go up.
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