Pinterest Inspired Jewelry – Easy Necklace Tutorial

I was in the mood to make some new fall jewelry so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration.  I was looking for some easy necklace tutorials and I found a few that I love!  Remember if I can make them, you can too!!

Necklace #1:

The first necklace I made was inspired from this pin.  All you need are two things: suede lace and wooden beads. I was originally going to paint wooden beads red but then I came across this red beaded garland in the Christmas section of Michael’s.

Red Beaded Necklace

Step 1:  Cut two pieces of string around 42 inches. Take your first string and tie a single knot closest to the center as you can get it. Slide your first bead onto the string and tie a knot right after it.

Step #2:  Add another bead to one side and tie another knot. Then add a bead to the other side of the first knot.

Step #3:  Continue to alternate sides until you’ve added 11 beads. Then repeat on the second string but this time add 13 beads.

Step #4:  Now take one bead and thread both pieces of string though that one bead. Tie a knot.

Step #5:  Repeat on the other side. Trim the ends of the string so they are even. Tie a knot and put on your fabulous new necklace. My finished necklace is around 36 inches because I wanted something long. If you want something shorter, just cut your string around 6 inches longer than you want your finished necklace to be.

It really can’t get any easier than this! In less than 20 minutes and for around $6 you have a fabulous new necklace with plenty of supplies left over to make a few for gifts. I hope you have fun making your own beaded necklace.

Necklace #2:

The next necklace I made was inspired from this pin.  I love the idea of using an old necklace but I also loved the glass beads so I bought some at Michael’s and made my own necklace.  I also used chain instead of ribbon.

Necklace #3:

I fell in love with this necklace as soon as I saw it and the best part was I had all the supplies needed to make it.  I had extra chains from other projects and I had leftover velvet ribbon that was just waiting to be made into a fabulous necklace.  This is a super easy necklace to make and looks really good on.  I highly recommend making this necklace.

So what jewelry have you made lately?

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  1. Wow, these turned out great! I have only made a couple pair of earrings which were super simple. I think you may have inspired me to try to make something a little more fun and challenging.

  2. These are so beautiful!! I have a pile of beads waiting to be used. I would love for you to stop by http://diyhshp.blogspot.com and link up to More the Merrier Monday!!

  3. Love all of these!

    Melissa
    http://www.lovebugliving.com

  4. love all of the necklaces! i have seen several with the wooden beads but haven’t tried one yet…guess now is the time! thanks for the inspiration! ;)

  5. I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2011/10/for-this-weeks-party.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

  6. I really like that last necklace. I am a new follower.
    Donna G.

  7. These are so pretty and creative! Using Christmas garland? Brilliant!

  8. Love them all!

    Julianne

    http://www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

  9. Cute necklaces! I love all of them!

  10. Kara, these look FABULOUS! You did an amazing job! I want them all. :)

  11. I love all three of these necklaces – they’re just perfect! I really want to make some of my own now because I’m so jealous of your new jewelry! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  12. Those are all so cute, I can’t decide which I like best. I’m pinning this for ideas for Thanksgiving weekend. The girls always need a good craft.

  13. Your jewelry is lovely…beautifully created. Isn’t Pinterest great? I love it. What a unique and wonderful table. You did an excellent job creating it. Well done! I have joined your followers list, Pinterest, and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

  14. Kara,

    Thank you for sharing your creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store this week!

    Cheers!

    Jenn

  15. thanks for sharing, i’m stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to stop by and check out the huge giveaway that ends this thursday- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

  16. Featuring tonight over on my blog! You were one of the most viewed links at last week’s party! Congrats! Feel free to drop by & grab a featured button! :) Hope you link up this week, too! :)

    Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com

  17. so, so pretty! Using suede in place of ribbon is an excellent idea!

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