DIY-semi homemade necklace...


this is one of my favorite necklaces to wear....
and it is truly a
semi homemade necklace

This fabulous signature piece started out...


as a basic Target necklace that I added 14mm  pearls to....


I then got out my trusty findings...
(most of these can be found at the major craft stores)

this time I just needed jump rings in various sizes
to attach all  the lengths of chains and beads that I wanted to add...


pulled out my two flat nose pliers...
I needed these to 'open' the jump rings
so I could very easily attach the new the chains and beads to the Target necklace.


I began by  adding a 'string ' of coral that I made. by wiring the 'beads' together.


then I added some vintage chain...

and  then another Target necklace with pearls I  added....

then some turquoise beads and a strand of pearls...
adding on some nautical pendant drops...
All of these were added by simply opening my jump rings...
and grabbing the original necklace...+what i wanted to add...
then simply closing the jump ring!


Here it is in completion...
my semi homemade signature piece...
having begun with a store bought necklace....
and embellishing and embellishing 
and embellishing....
until I was in love with it's scale and proportion and colors


Wishing you love and joy
as you style your life

happy embellishing!


t

15 comments:

  1. Oooooooh, thanks for the great idea!!!!

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  2. Your welcome my amazing artist friend...i can't wait to see what You come up with!!!

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  3. How beautiful - the coral and blues are lovely together. x

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  4. Love that necklace. Inspires me to get out my scrap jewelry and mix it up.

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  5. That is stunning! Really eye-catching. You are so talented and have such a talent for making beautiful things whether it's a table setting or a necklace.

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award on my blog. Come on over to check it out when you get a chance. No pressure to "do" your award if you don't want.
    xoxo, A

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  6. Beautiful! I would not have the patience or vision to put something like this together, but it's just wonderful.

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  7. GORGEOUS! LOVE this and it's "homemade"!!

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  8. So that's how you create magic! Embelishment! Kind of like life and what we add on with 'jump rings.'

    You necklace is gorgeous!

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  9. Love this, such a statement! Inspiration for my daughter who loves making jewelry. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. I can see why you love wearing this necklace. Thanks for sharing the amazing DIY - watching it get born was AWESOME! I do have those little jewelry pliers - you make me want to go put some things together that might otherwise never get worn.

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  11. SO creative! i love it!!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  12. wow that is amazing! I am stopping by from WIWW and browsing your blog ;) This is so amazing I never thought of that!! love it!

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