Beachy Cord Necklace

Around where I live, the scorching summer is now slowly fading and the monsoons are gaining momentum. In my opinion, this is a period when beaches are at their very best. Blue, clean and quite lovely! If you can afford a trip to a beach resort, there is nothing like it, but for others like me, a trip to the local beach can be as equally fulfilling. Talking of beach resorts, the first thing that comes to my mind, apart from long lazy walks on the beach, are the roaring parties that happen at night. How do you dress up for those?

Cute shorts or a sundress topped with beads are the cliche looks, but tanks or spaghetti tops with sarongs are a good bet too, particularly when paired with a little dressy jewelry that has a nautical touch with a hint of bling. Jewelry with cords, some pearls and shells and something metallic. Like this Beachy cord necklace – light weight, colorful and fun! This is an easy homemade necklace tutorial that is sure to have your friends begging you to make them one also. It’s a lightweight chain necklace with pretty accent beads and bright colors.

 Beachy Cord Necklace

by Divya N

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Materials

  1.  5mm sand round braided cord
  2. Silver Gota ribbon(Stitched metallic Indian Lace)
  3. Felt (color of your choice)
  4. 1″ acrylic pearl cabochon
  5. 12mm green glass round bead-1
  6. 14mm acrylic purple barrel bead with rims -1
  7. 14mm Pink and green dutone glass crystal bead -1
  8. Looped pearl chain -1 (36 inches long)
  9. Lobster clasp in brass -2
  10. Brass jumprings -2
  11. Brass eyepin -2
  12. E6000 or rubber adhesive

Tools – Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters and scissors

Method

1. Coil the braided cord, gluing the starting edge to the second round of the cord.
2. Glue a cabochon on to the spiral to cover both ends of the cord. Let it dry.
3. Once dry, flip over and glue the gota strip around the circumference of the spiral. Remember that the spiral itself is not glued to be gentle.

beachy cord necklace

4. Measure the circumference of the spiral and cut out a circular piece of felt in the color of your choice.

5. Make the loop of an eyepin bigger so that it can be used with a clasp.

6. Spread glue all over the back of your spiral and place an eyepin with the loop facing the top, wherever you want to hang the pendant from. Glue the felt circle on top, sandwiching the eyepin. Let it dry for a good 15-30 minutes depending on the glue that you have used, until it becomes strong.

7. Cut you looped pearl chain into two. To both ends add lobsters clasps using jump rings. This makes you pendant detachable.

8. Add a green glass bead, followed by a purple barrel followed by a faceted crystal on an eyepin and create a loop that is big enough to be used with a clasp. Loop the other end to the eyepin already glued to the pendant

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Clasp both closures, one to the eyepin with beads and other to the eyepin on the pendant. You necklace is now complete. Since the pendant is detachable, you can simply use the pendant with any other chain that has two claps or you can use the chain with any other pendant that simply has a ring. As a variation try, spiraling chain to create your Spiral pendant instead of using cord.

So how are you going to accessorize your beach look?

Link Love: 35 Trendy DIY Jewelry

One of the common misconceptions about DIY jewelry is that they don’t look like store-bought or that they aren’t trendy and fashionable. We are here to prove them wrong! Homemade jewelry is absolutely gorgeous and there are endless possibilities with what you can do with it. There’s clay jewelry, metalwork, beaded, wire work, and so many other options for what you can make. As long as you have the right tools and an endless imagination, you can make anything you think of. Can’t find the right leather bracelet? That’s why you make it yourself and use the materials that you are imagining. Stop settling for the options that are given to you, and learn how to make jewelry the way you want it to look.

Trendy Jewelry

I feel like every woman owns at least three full sized jewelry boxes, and a couple trinket boxes. Each one symbolizes the phase that represents of that time in her life. For example, I have a small, about a foot high, box that is labeled for each type of jewelry in bright colors and flower knobs—obviously, that was my childhood phase where I kept everything and it was just the awful kid jewelry. Then I have one that is wooden, same size, and has glass doors that have a hanger to hold my necklaces. My “adult” jewelry box is the full length mirror that opens up to hold all of my nice, jewelry, DIY statement necklaces, wire work projects, and anything that needs a little extra love.

Then again, that might be just me trying to put a reason behind the hoard of boxes I have—an English major problem. I’ll just say it is an attempt to organize jewelry. Everything on this giant list of link love looks like something that has been bought in a store. I love the homemade rings with a sideways gem or incredible metalwork. Statement necklaces haven’t gone away yet, and honestly, I hope they never do. They’re an easy way to add some flair to a plain outfit. There’s something for everyone on this giant list. With all the options for cute DIY jewelry, I’ll have to buy another jewelry box for that period in my life where I go “crazy for crafting” (which is all the time!).

35 Trendy DIY Jewelry

 

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DIY Statement Necklaces


Homemade Earrings


Homemade Bracelets


DIY Rings


Jewelry Sets

DIY Statement Necklaces

SIlver and GraySilver and Gray Necklace

 

 

 

Embossed BurlapEmbossed Burlap Necklace

 

 

 

Mint Green ChunkyMint Green Chunky Necklace

 

 

 

Simply StunningSimply Stunning

 

 

 

Something BlueSomething Blue Pearl Statement Necklace

 

 

 

Double TieredDouble Tier Beaded Chain Necklace

 

 

 

Emerald ArchEmerald Arch Necklace

 

 

 

Homemade Earrings

 

Sparkly Drop EarringsSparkly Drop DIY Earrings

 

 

 

Lovely OmbreLovely Ombre Earrings

 

 

 

Geometric EarringsEasy Gorgeous Geometric Earrings

 

 

 

Dangling SwarovskiDangling Swarovski Crystal Earrings

 

 

 

Crystal Ball DropCrystal Drop Ball Earrings

 

 

 

Cowrie ShellCowrie Shell Hemp Earrings

 

 

 

Copper CircleCopper Circle Earrings

 

 

 

Homemade Bracelets

Shades of BlueShades of Blue Beaded Bracelet

 

 

 

Classic Crystal Double WrapClassic Crystal Double Wrap Bracelet

 

 

 

Charming DIY LeatherCharming DIY Leather Bracelet

 

 

 

Halfway BeadedHalfway Beaded Bracelet

 

 

 

Aqua Beaded LeatherAqua Blue Pearl DIY Leather Bracelet

 

 

 

Easy WrapEasy Wrap Bracelet

 

 

 

Textured Cuff10 Minute Textured Cuff

 

 

 

DIY Rings

 

Herringbone WireHerringbone Wire

 

 

 

Radiant RoseRadiant Rose

 

 

 

Moonlit Purple Wire Moonlit Purple Wire Wrapped

 

 

 

Ocean BlueOcean Blue Enameled Statement

 

 

 

Dual Band BeadDual Band Bead Ring

 

 

 

PMC LeafPMC Leaf Ring

 

 

 

Bling RingBright Bling Ringlet

 

 

 

Jewelry Sets

 

Treasures of the OceanTreasures of the Ocean Jewelry

 

 

 

Modern Pearl NecklaceModern Pearl Necklace and Earring

 

 

 

Opera Length Opera Length Wire Necklace and Earring

 

 

 

Hex Nut HoneycombHex Nut Honeycomb Jewelry

 

 

 

Marble Stone Marble Gem Stone Jewelry

 

 

 

PPearl Birds Nestearl Birds Nest DIY Jewelry

 

 

 

Pretty Pink CubePretty Pink Cube Bead Set

 

What do you do to organize your jewelry?

4th of July Wire ring

I find creating holiday oriented accessories and jewelry a challenge, as I like making versatile pieces that can be worn by everybody anytime not just to celebrate a particular holiday or occasion. But dressing up for holidays, is fun and that demands something unique. To make the best of both worlds, I have come up with a simple, classy and sophisticated handmade wire Ring for the fourth of July celebrations that can be worn with everything from suits to summer dresses and still instill a little bit of patriotism in you.

Using basic jewelry tools and a few simple supplies like beads and wire, you can make a wire ring that will make you the cynosure of your Fourth of July party. This project can be done in a matter of minutes, hence these rings can be made in large numbers to be given away as party favors. I have used materials like dyed jades and faux pearl, but if you wear only “real jewelry” then you can create this design using coral and Lapis Lazuli beads with real pearls using sterling silver wire.

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IMG_1009Materials:

  1. 20g artistic silver wire- 18″
  2. Faceted  dyed blue Jade rondrell – 1
  3. Faceted dyed red Jade rondrell – 1
  4. 10mm white faux pearl -1
  5. Tools – Ring Mandrel, nose pliers and wire cutter

Method:

1.String a blue jade followed by the white pearl and then the red jade to a piece of 18″ length of wire.  The length of the wire could be more or less depending on your ring size. Find your desired size on a ring mandrel using one of your existing rings and work with half size larger.
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2. Center the wire over the mandrel at the desired size marking. Wrap one side of the wire around the mandrel and wrap the other side around the mandrel in the opposite direction. The band should now contain 2 strands of wire at back.
3. Turn the mandrel around so that the curved portion is in the front. Take one edge of the wire around the beads and wrap following with the other wire in the opposite direction. A nest should form underneath the beads holding them in place.
4. Bring both wire up almost at a 90 degree angle and wrap around the jade beads twice. This secures the beads well to the frame.

4th of july wire ring

5. Crisscross the wires and wrap again, this time only around the pearl
6.Pick one wire end and make a loop at the end and bend it to make a spiral. Bring it close to the pearl and press to contain the pearl. If your wire is too long for a proportional spiral, cut it short before you spiral it.
7. Repeat step 5 with the other end. Both your spirals might look different from each other, there is no need to worry as it adds to the charm of the ring. Press the wires gently with your fingers to form them into shape making your  ring look less messy.

Celebrate 4th of July in style with this easy to make patriotic ring.

HOO Will Love These DIY Owl Crafts and Recipes?

When I was a kid, there was an owl’s nest outside my window in the tree. Owls are nocturnal. They hoot incredibly loud at night, and they’re territorial. Those things would screech with so much hostility that I ended up keeping my blinds and windows closed for nearly two years. When Dad finally knocked down the nest and cut off the branch, there was a celebration in my room. Tea and candy for all! Before you get PETA on me, the branch was growing towards the house, and had been weighed down in an ice storm, and the owls had left the premises. Thank the Lord. Lately, I’ve been noticing a chic trend of people wearing cute owl jewelery and having neutral owl nurseries. Some of this DIY statement jewelry has had gaudy, detailed owls with their wings spread wide across the collar bone or is a simple, geometric basic of accenting a baby’s room. No matter what you use it for, you’re going to love these easy owl crafts.

 

HOO Will Love These DIY Owl Crafts and Recipes?

 

Owl CakeAs much of a pain they were in real life, the owl trend that is creeping in throughout life is actually adorable. I may or may not have some owl jewelry… With their geometric design and simplistic design, owls are a symbol of wisdom, nighttime. The Greek goddess Athena was known to have an owl as her symbol! Do as the Romans do, right? (Except Greek).

Especially with owl creativity, they are a minimalist piece that work for free jewelry projects, easy crafts, and easy recipes.

This owl cake design is the cutest cake ever. It uses two whole boxes of cake that will definitely feed the crowd that will be lining up to see this creative cake design. It’s chocolate “feathers” look just like the real thing. It uses chocolate devil’s food cake, a homemade Nutella frosting, and Oreos for the body, feathers, and eyes. Your friends and family will love this easy cake recipe that is great for any occasion. Owl or woodsy-themed nursery or party? This will go with any of your party decor.

 

Owls

Crafts

Repurposed Sock Owls

Wise Owl Purse

Owl Paper Cup Craft

Kooky Stuffed Owl

Tie Dye Owl Bag

Trick-or-Treat Owl

Recipes

Owl Strawberries with Cream Cheese from Meaningful Mama

Brownie Owl Treats from Pink When

Wide-Eyed Owl Cupcakes

Jewelry

Pony Bead Owl Pendant

Simple Clay Owl Pendant

DIY Owl Necklace

Woodsy Owl Necklace

How else can you incorporate owls into your life?

How To Make Lacy Summer Earrings

Spring Summer 15 fashion weeks saw models of Valentino, Chloé and Louis Vuitton dressed in elegant and ethereal white lace dresses that delicately revealed bare skin at places creating a romantic wave of desire on the runway and later in various trend reports across the globe. Introduce that trend into your wardrobe in the form of these ethereal yet bohemian Lace earrings, which are perfect for summer.

Lacy Summer Earrings

lacy summer earrings Materials:

  1. Lace 1.5″ wide and 6″ long
  2. double side transparent tape
  3. brass wire – 18g
  4. Acrylic faceted round beads – 2
  5. Pearl studded barrels – 2
  6. copper/gold  rondrell faceted crystals – 2
  7. Gold tone headpins – 2
  8. Gold tone earhooks – 2
  9. Copper cedarwood beads
  10. round nose pliers, wire cutters
  11. Scissors
  12. Needle and matching Thread

DIY lacy summer earrings

Method:

  1. Cut 2.5″ of 18g wire and make a simple loop at both ends.Repeat for the pair.
  2. Cut the lace into 2 lengthwise and apply Double sided tape at the back. Peel back the DST and roll the lace around the 18g looped wire, firmly adhering each layer to the previous one as you roll it into a bead. Repeat for the pair
  3. Add ear hooks to the earrings
  4. To a headpin, add the round bead, followed by the barrel and the crystal and make a simple loop while attaching it to the lower loop of the lace bead.
  5. Thread a needle and sew copper cedarwood beads into the center of the lace beads, firmly sewing together lace ends as you go.

lacy summer earrings  (2)Variations:
# Sew beads randomly on the beads tacking the lace up as you go to get a edgy feel to the piece
#You can also paint to color the earrings as I have done in this metallic Lace necklace
# Add bead caps to the beads to make them more structured

How have you used lace in your jewelry creations?

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Spicy Tribal DIY Statement Necklace

Summer 2015 fashion scene is abound with an eclectic mix of vivid hues like red and tangerines combined with soft pastels like pink, aqua and moss. Add to that a good dose of Tribal jewelry and you get yourself a winning look for the rest of the summer and even winter this year. This bold necklace is a great way to add a streak of color, pattern and tribal flair to your wardrobe. Pair it with a little white dress or a breezy shirt and watch your style quotient zoom.

Spicy Tribal DIY Statement Necklace

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Materials

  • 24g half hard brass wire
  • Red shell Talon beads
  • Pink stone beads -14
  • Coated acrylic oblong bead – 2
  • Coated acrylic fluted rondrell – 2
  • Carnelian nugget – 2
  • Adjustable Neck cord – Moss green – 1
  • Round nose pliers, wire cutter

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Method

  1. Cut a 12″ length of half hard brass wire. Add the red talons (Shell beads) in it in such a way that the shorter ones are towards the end and in between the sizes are staggered
  2.  Bend the wire slightly to get a bib like shape and accommodate all the talons, without them climbing on top of one another. Using nose pliers, make wrapped loops at both ends of the wire.
  3.  To another length of wire (don’t cut wire from the spool) add 7 stone beads, one acrylic oblong bead, 1 acrylic fluted rondrell, one carnelian nugget, followed by 1 acrylic fluted rondrell. Make a wrapped loop connecting to one side loop of the talons.
  4. Loop the other side of the beads by connecting to the loop of the neck cord. Repeat for the other side. You can also add jump rings or chain with a clasp instead of the drawstring neck cord closure.

Have you ever made tribal inspired jewelry?


 

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Hello, Gorgeous! DIY Jewelry Ideas to Make ASAP

I love a good jewelry project. Most of the time, I find myself staring at my collection of beads and chains and charms and have no idea what to make! Luckily, I’ve found some projects that I think I can do, and you can too.

DIY Jewelry Ideas are not hard to come by, but it can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. Hopefully these free jewelry tutorials will help you!

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DIY Earrings

My style ranges from vintage to modern and I picked some of my favorite tutorials that fit into both of these styles. So, if you’re like me, you’ll like these options when it come to making your own earrings.

  1. Springtime Gypsy Earrings
  2. Starry Night Homemade Earrings
  3. Stunning Stylish Dangly Earrings
  4. Sassy Hot Pink Earrings
  5. Wooden DIY Earrings

Cool Bracelets to Make

Sometimes I stumble upon jewelry tutorials and realize just how creative and ingenious people really are. Seriously, these bracelets are too cool not to try.

  1. Simply Charming Easy Bracelets to Make
  2. Sheet Metal Bracelet DIY Craft Project
  3. Party time DIY Bracelet
  4. Luxurious Wooden Bangles
  5. Trendy Stackable Easy to Make Bracelets

The DIY Necklace

Perhaps the queen of all jewelry making tutorials is the DIY necklace. These pieces truly shine and chances are people will take notice of your DIY necklace first. Make a statement and make your own necklace today.

  1. Coffee Fix DIY Necklace
  2. Pretty Bead Necklaces
  3. Ombre Seed Bead Necklace
  4. How To Make a DIY Pendant
  5. Perched Harmonies Necklace

 

Do you like making earrings, bracelets, or necklaces the most?


With this collection of free beading patterns, you can craft your own jewelry to match any outfit or make an impressive gift for any occasion. You will find free beading patterns for necklace, bracelets, holiday jewelry and more. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced beaders.


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16 DIY Jewelry Ideas in Tempting Turquoise

Turquoise might just be the most beautiful shade of blue that there is. It is reminiscent of mermaids with pretty blue eyes and the entire sea for them to roam. The ocean’s greatest treasure is the lovely greens and blues that inspire us so much. These DIY jewelry ideas are all little mixtures of aquas and sea greens. In other words, we have turquoise jewelry for all tastes here. You can learn how to make pendants that capture the beauty of the ocean and you can find DIY beaded jewelry for nearly any occasion. Don’t be afraid to open this treasure chest of tempting turquoise jewelry. All the riches of the sea can be yours with these easy tutorials and jewelry inspirations. Dive in to the big blue world of turquoise accessories and discover why we love this cool shade of blue so much.

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When I was younger, my favorite color was blue. Now that I’m getting older, I am beginning to love green more and more. Turquoise is the perfect way to reconcile my old and new color preferences. I hope you enjoy these lovely pieces of jewelry as much as I do.

 

How to Make Bracelets

Chunky Turquoise Bracelet

Learn how to make beautiful blue bracelets to slide upon your wrist with these two cute DIY bracelet ideas.

Turquoise Potato Bead Bracelet

Chunky Turquoise Bracelet

 

How to Make Earrings

Teal and Turquoise Earrings

Pull up your hair and adorn your ears with these beautiful earring ideas. Your friends will surely turn turquoise with envy once they see your new DIY accessories. My personal favorite? The Teal and Turquoise Earrings that look like adorable birds! If only I had my ears pierced, I would create them in a heartbeat.

Turquoise Breeze Earrings

Teal and Turquoise Earrings

Easy Turquoise Earrings

Contempo Turquoise Earrings

Southwest Spirit Turquoise Earrings

 

DIY Beaded Jewelry Sets

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If one turquoise accessory just isn’t enough, try creating an entire jewelry set for you to enjoy. These blue beaded beauties will ensure that you look like the belle of the ball. Dress up any outfit with some homemade turquoise jewelry, and all eyes will be on you. Don’t forget to show the world those pearly blues!

Tickle Me Turquoise Jewelry Set

Faux Turquoise Jewelry

Blue and Turquoise Spiral Rope

 

How to Make a Necklace

His eyes will be on you the whole night with these lovely DIY necklaces and pendants

Faux Turquoise Necklace

Oriental Turquoise Necklace

Turquoise Medallion Choker

Super Easy Turquoise Bead Necklace

Turquoise Triangle Necklace

Earthy Wood and Turquoise Necklace

With these extra 145 Jewelry Making Ideas, you will find everything from friendship bracelets patterns to DIY hair accessories to hemp bracelet patterns.

What is your very favorite shade of blue?

 

Fashion Flashback: 1950’s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Sometimes, we all think about what it would feel like to live in a past decade. One of the easiest, and most chic, ways to get a sense of what it might have been like in another decade or century is to wear some fashionable vintage jewelry. AllFreeJewerlyMaking has put together a list of some of our favorite 1950’s inspired jewelry making ideas for you to craft. So, if you have ever wanted to go back to the decade when Queen Elizabeth II became queen, The Sound of Music hit the stage for the first time, and Grace Kelly became a princess, then make these ten vintage jewelry pieces. You will instantly feel like you have been transported back in time.

Fashion Flashback: 1950's Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Fashion Flashback: 1950’s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

 

1950: The Birth of “Peanuts”

While growing up, we all loved waking up on the weekend and reading the comic section of the Sunday paper. So, relive those moments when you make this Wire-Wrapped Beaded Stud Earring. As jewelry making ideas go, we could see an adult Patty wearing these bold DIY earrings.

 

1951: Television Pops with Color

In 1951, colored television was introduced, so to to celebrate its invention, craft this fabulous Vintage Inspired Green Beaded Necklace. Chic and bright, you will feel just like a ’50’s lady wearing it.

1952: Great Britain has a New Queen

Princess Elizabeth became Queen at the age of 25. In honor of her coronation, learn how to make an elegant DIY necklace with this Lilac Rosette Seed Bead Necklace. When you wear it, you can imagine you were at the coronation!

 

1953: A Great Discovery

One of the greatest discoveries in science happened in 1953 when DNA was discovered. Instead of studying the inner workings of DNA strands, weave together the strands of this Double Strand Pearl and Crystal Bracelet.

 

1954: The Launch of a Search

This was not just any search; Britain sponsored an expedition to find the Abominable Snowman. Yes, you read that correctly. But, whether or not you believe in his existence, prepare for his spotting by learning a simple bead weave pattern with this white as snow Classic Pearl Bracelet. It is one of classiest jewelry making ideas there is!

 

1955: Rosa Parks Makes a Statement

To honor Rosa Park’s bravery, make stunning statement DIY jewelry making ideas, like this Anthro-Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace.

 

Fashion Flashback: 1950's Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

Fashion Flashback: 1950’s Inspired Jewelry Making Ideas

1956: Grace Kelly Marries her Prince

Ever elegant and beautiful, no one deserved to be a princess more than Grace Kelly. Feel like she may have in 1956 when she became one with this Grace Kelly Woven Bracelet.

 

1967: The Creative Cat is Born

When Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat, he wrote a children’s story like none before it. Be creative like he was and learn How to Make a Custom Color Pearl Necklace. These pearls aren’t just plain white!

 

1958: Let’s Think Space

In order to beat the USSR, the U.S. launched NASA in 1958. We think these beautiful Rocking Rhinestone Studs could look like an elegant space rock.

 

1959: The Hills Are Alive for the First Time

This Modern Pearl Necklace and Earring Set is perfect for Fraulein Maria; and, it would have looked timeless on Julie Andrews when she played her years later.

 

 

 

 

Why would you want to go back to the 1950’s?

12 Fantastic Friendship Bracelets

One of the best ways to accessorize for summer is to pretty up your arms with friendship bracelets!  Great for boys, girls, women, and men, friendship bracelets have made a comeback…and we’re so glad to see their return!

Often made with embroidery floss, like this Ultimate Friendship Bracelet, friendship bracelets are fun and easy projects that can be worn individually or layered for a really unique effect.  Depending on how you tie your yarn or thread, you can create all kinds of really neat designs.

As a way to celebrate summer, we’ve gathered up 12 of our favorite friendship bracelet patterns!  Ranging in difficulty and style, these summer bracelets are sure to satisfy your crafty itch this weekend!

Can’t get enough friendship bracelets?  Scroll on down for a bonus giveaway we just know you’re going to love!

 

12 Fantastic Friendship Bracelets

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BONUS!  Can’t get enough friendship bracelets?  Check out this week’s giveaway!  We’re giving away a collection of 4 awesome jewelry books, including Friendship Bracelets: Beyond the Basics; Jewelry on a String; Oh-So-Easy Jewelry; and Cords & Bling JewelryYou have until August 1st to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway.  Head on over to the giveaway page now and register to win today!  Good luck!