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DIY Easy Cabinet Knob Necklace

Hi everyone! Today I am going to share a super easy diy with you, cabinet knob necklaces! These little necklaces are so fun to make, and it is a great way to use those fabulous knobs that you cannot afford to redecorate your entire kitchen with. I have a small obsession with Anthropologie’s furniture knobs, and I will frequently pick up just one or two because I love them so much. Sometimes I use them in my furniture revamps, but most of them are sitting in a box in my craft room. I thought it would be fun to make a few necklaces with some of them. Check them out!

Here’s What You Need:

*Cabinet Knobs

*Metal Cutting Blade and Dremmel

*Metal Jewelry End Caps

*E-6000

*Chain

*Clasps and Jump Rings

Instructions:

The first thing you need to do is cut the threaded bolt on your knob down. Cut the bolt on the back of the knob down to about 1/8″ or so with the dremmel fitted with a wheel that will cut metal. *Wear protective eyewear. Now, fill the metal end cap with a little bit of E-6000. Insert the end of the knob that is left into the end cap. Center the cap on top of the back of the knob, and let dry. Once the cap is dry and cured, you can string the knob onto some chain. I made mine long, so my chain was about a yard long on my longest and instead of using a clasp I attached the chain ends with a jump ring since it would slide right over my head and did not need a clasp.

I really love wearing my knob necklaces! They are my newest go to accessory for everyday, and they go with just about everything I wear! I hope some of you will give this one a try sometime! It’s so easy and fun! I made mine in under half an hour. I’ll be back Thursday with another fun diy. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

14 Days of Love- Sweet Vintage Spool Necklaces

Hello! Welcome to day nine of my 14 Days of Love special! Today I have a sweet jewelry diy for you all, vintage thread spool necklaces. These little necklaces are simple to make and are really sweet. You can find vintage thread spools on Ebay and Etsy’s wonderful vintage shops. They come in various sizes. I would categorize these as medium. They are about an inch and a half long. You can find a lot of vintage charms and beads on Etsy too. These are pretty fast to make as well. You could make a whole batch of them in an afternoon.

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Wooden Spools

*Scrapbook paper, wallpaper scraps, etc…

*Buttons

*Wire

*Charms, beads, etc (optional)

*Chain

*Jump rings, eye pins, headpins…

*Jewelry Pliers

*Modge Podge

Instructions:

The first thing you will need to do is decoupage the spools. Cut a strip of paper a little smaller than the middle part of the spool. Glue the paper down to the spool with the modge podge. Then paint a layer of modge podge onto the top of the paper. I used the matte modge podge. Once your modge podge dries you are ready to make the spool into a pendant. Start with a long strip of wire. Make a tiny loop at the half way point and wrap one end at the top of the loop a few times. Thread your button face down onto the two ends of wire and pull it all the way down to the loop. Now twist the wire to secure the button taught and insert the wire through the hole in the spool. Now thread the top button face up onto the wires. Pull the button down the wire to the top of the spool. Twist one wire around the other at the base once or twice. Trim this piece down and stuff the end into the top of the spool back through the button. Now loop your other wire and wrap around the loop several times and end wrapping at the top of the button. Snip excess wire off and press wire down so it is not jagged or sticking up anywhere at the end. Thread beads onto an eye pin, snip the wire and make a loop. Attach the dangle and any charms you may like onto the bottom loop of the spool. Now add your pendant to a chain. I used a dainty ball chain. I then tied a little piece of ribbon around the top of each spool pendant where the top loop is. Snip the ends of your ribbon and you are ready to wear.

I think these little spool necklaces turned out so sweet! I love the vintage charm they have! These are great because they are so customizable to your style. You can easily change up the look by the type of paper and the charms and embellishment you use. These would make great gifts too, or a great craft for girl’s night!  So go ahead and make a bunch for all your favorite gals this Valentine’s Day! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for more sweet Valentine projects! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

DIY Shabby and Sweet Lace Necklace

 A while back I had seen a necklace at Anthropologie that I fell head over heels for! It was beautiful and adorable, two of my favorite things. It was also over $500, and I’m sure it was worth every penny as it was beautifully crafted, but I was never going to be able to afford it. So, I decided to make a knockoff one. I found this lace trim at one of my favorite fabric stores in town and really loved the pattern of it. I think it looks sweet, but I also think a piece of vintage lace would be divine as well. This necklace is obviously not quite as spectacular as the original, but to me it’s still pretty awesome!

Here’s What You Need:

*Lace- I had 1/2 yard and didn’t use all of it

*Rhinestone Trim

*Velvet Ribbon 1/4″ wide 1.5 yards

*Chain (make sure you will be able to snake your ribbon through it)

*Jump Rings

*Two toggle clasps or o-rings

*Jewelry Pliers

*Glue (I used hot glue)

Step 1: Lace Ribbon through Chain- Cut two chain pieces at around 7-8″ long. Lace ribbon through chain over and under the links. Leave enough ribbon when you get to the end of the chain to turn under and glue later. On the opposite end leave a tail about 3-4″ long for tying your center bow, then snip off end of ribbon. Repeat with other piece of chain.

 Step 2: Add Rhinestones and lace- Cut two lengths of rhinestone chain and lace the same length as your large chain. Attach rhinestone chain to larger chain with jump rings at every link or so. Then go back and open up jump rings again and add lace to to the other side of the rhinestone chain, so that the rhinestone chain is sandwiched in the jump rings between the large chain and the lace trim. Repeat with other side making sure you are attaching everything in the right direction.

Step 3: Finish off the main necklace component- Carefully tie the two long strips of ribbon from the front of the chain in a neat little bow. Then, grab some glue and put a dab onto the back short end of ribbon from the end of the chain pieces. Turn under ribbon to the backside and glue down.

 Step 4: Attach Back Piece- Attach the round piece of a toggle clasp to the end of the chain end on each chain. Take the remainder of your velvet ribbon and cut it in half. Take one ribbon piece and loop it through your round piece matching the tips of ribbon, then loop and tie off so that you have a knot on the ring and two tails of ribbon. Repeat with other side. And you are done! It’s ready to wear!

This is the original:

 

 

 I really like how it turned out! The thing I like the most about this necklace is that it is really sweet and can be dressed up for a more formal look with a dress, or you can wear it with jeans and a sweet tee. It is a little time-consuming, but pretty easy ,and well worth it. And I think when all was said and done I spent less than $30 on all the supplies to make it. This would make a fabulous gift for your girlfriends for the holidays as well! Overall a fun, sweet, and shabby chic DIY!

Happy Crafting!

 

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