February 10, 2015

DIY Color Block Necklace and Book Giveaway



Hi friends! Today I'm excited to share one of the new projects from my book DIY Statement Necklaces. This DIY necklace is a breeze to make and it's colorful stones perfectly channel how I'm feeling ready for spring (or at least, vacation-- look out Puerto Rico). If you like this tutorial, it's one of the 35 necklace projects from the book and read on for a chance to win your own copy of DIY Statement Necklaces!




Tools and materials
2 crimp beads
Chain-nose jewelry pliers
Round-nose jewelry pliers
6 small beads
Clasp
Wire cutters


Slide the bead wire through a crimp bead. Loop the bead wire around the end of one of the chains, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of wire at the short end. Fold the wire down and back through the crimp bead, forming a loop around the chain link. Slide the crimp bead over the wires toward the link and pull the end of the wire taut to tighten the loop. Secure wire in place around the jump ring by flattening the crimp bead tight around the wire. The squished crimp bead will prevent the wire from coming undone. Trim any excess from the short end of the bead wire.



Add a small bead to the wire, also sliding it over the short tail left behind by the crimp bead. Add the first large bead. Add the rest of the beads, alternating the small beads with the faceted ones.


Slide a crimp bead on the wire, then loop the remaining wire around the last link of the second piece of chain. Fold the wire down and back through the crimp bead, forming a loop. Slide the crimp bead toward the clasp to tighten the loop. Using the pliers, flatten the crimp bead, pressing tightly, then trim the wire to 1 inch, and feed through the beads to conceal.




To complete the necklace, open your jump rings by using two sets of pliers to grab on either side of the seam in the ring. Twist the pliers and ends of the jump rings away from each other in a north-south motion. Attach a jump ring to each end of the necklace, add a clasp to one side, then close each ring by twisting the ends back toward each other so the ends of the ring are flush.


Voila!

Now, for the fun part! I'm giving away two copies of DIY Statement Necklaces! If you are a US resident, you can enter to win a copy by 1) following Thanks, I Made It on Pinterest and repin this pin or 2) following Thanks, I Made It on Twitter and retweet this tweet. Leave a comment below letting me know which you do and be sure your comment account is linked to an email so I can tell you if you win! Giveaway ends 2/18/15 at 12:00AM. Good luck! 

25 comments:

  1. I am following you on Pinterest and repined your pin!! Thanks for the chance to win this interesting book!!

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  2. Yes! This is exactly the kick in the pants I need to get out my jewelry stuff! Perfect timing! I did the two Pinterest entry version. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Krista1:50 AM

    Entered via pinterest!

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  4. Easy and beautiful!
    Great DIY Erin!
    Love

    Veva

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  5. I entered via Pinterest. I love the purples used in this statement piece.

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  6. I love your site, I have been following for awhile now. Your necklace is gorgeous. I love all your beautiful work, and the book! I love books too, this is the perfect giveaway for me because I DIY everything. Its a lifestyle. I pinned, followed, tweeted, shared, I done it all. I am hoping I win this, its so generous. Thank You! Have a great day :-)
    ~Crystal
    Crochet A Day In The Life
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

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  7. followed and pinned! So excited!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/285556432599246175/

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  8. I followed on tw and retwieeted as mrsrodjac3
    and
    follow on pin as jacksondeb and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/100416266667866936/

    mrsrodjac3 at gmail.com

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  9. I am following you by email and I will definitely Pin THIS. I love your design and would LOVE, LOVE YOUR 📖 BOOK! I hope I have a chance!? Thanks for sharing, have a Happy Day 💕

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  10. Just followed and pinned on Pinterest! Congrats on the book :)

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  11. Entered via Pinterest. Thank you! Such a lovely necklace....really like the color!

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  12. Pinned this on pinterest (CGO Designs) = love your work!

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  13. Oh fun! I followed and retweeted at @GlitterInTheQtr

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  14. Anonymous5:10 AM

    sherri crawford
    i did pinterest
    sherricrawford70atyahoodotcom

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  15. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Followed and repinned!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/563512972100822710/
    Bartgirl55 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I follow on Pinterest and re-pinned

    laurendy(at)live(dot)com

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  17. Did both! I love this book, and your tutorials are always great!

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    1. Hi there, would you please email me? My address is erin.thanksimadeit@gmail.com

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  18. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Follow on Pinterest -- Tweeted too

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  19. Following on pinterest as yarnaddicted3 and repinned:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/139259813453823748/

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  20. I followed on Pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/navymansgrl/
    I pinned https://www.pinterest.com/pin/64246732160628150/
    Follow on twitter and retweeted @navymansgrl

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    1. my email is navymansgrl1@yahoo.com

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  21. I'm a huge fan of your blog! I adore this necklace for its unique look and purple is my favorite color! Thanks for generously sharing your beautiful work with us!

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  22. I sell these beads also on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchieCo?ref=s2-header-shopname

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