Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project. This week I have some super cute and fabulous jewellery crafts, some that can be done in literally seconds!
The projects include some cute Christmas earrings made out of cardboard, a ridiculously easy necklace and bracelet using headbands, and how to turn kid art into wearable bling.
5 FABULOUS JEWELLERY PROJECTS
CHRISTMAS PRESENT EARRINGS
These little earrings are fun and easy to make and light as air to wear.
- Lightweight cardboard
- Box template
- Shiny ribbon
- Fishing line
- Earring hooks
- Sticky tape
- Glue stick
- Print the box template onto the cardboard.
- Cut out around the template and fold on all the lines.
- Use sticky tape to hold the box together.
- Cover the box in glue with the glue sticks and wrap the present in foil – you can use coloured foil or even Christmas paper if you like.
- Put the ribbon around the box and tie a bow at the top.
- Push the fishing line between the ribbon and the top of the box and tie off.
- Determine the length you want your earrings and cut the fishing line accordingly.
- Tie the other end of the line to the earring hooks, making sure the length is the same for each box.
NOTE; These earrings are also fun for birthday parties and New Year’s Eve parties so have some fun experimenting with colours.
TWO SECOND NECKLACES
Elastic headbands make the perfect bases for a necklace as they are the right length and the elasticity means you can get them over your head, so there is no need for attachments.
Have you lost half of a pair of earrings? This is a wonderful way to use the leftover earring so you can still enjoy wearing it.
- Elastic headbands
METHOD – too easy
- Attach your charm to the headband using a jewellery link.
TWO SECOND WRISTBANDS
- Elastic headband
- Wooden bead
- Push the headband through the hole in the bead until the bead is in the middle.
- Wrap around your wrist and put one end of the headband through the loop at the other end then bend backwards and over the bead to hold in place.
Experiment with different beads, or even bells for Christmas. You just need to ensure the hole is big enough for two pieces of the headband to go through.
BRILLIANTLY BEADED NECKLACE
This project works well with the back of an old watch, or you could buy a necklace fitting.
- Necklace base – I used the back of a broken watch.
- Thin wire
- Craft glue
- Assorted beads
- If you are using a watch back you will need to create a loop for the chain by winding the thin wire around the circumference of the watch back, allowing a little extra for the loop at the top and glueing into place.
- Once you have done this, use the craft glue to pile on pretty beads.
- The end result is lovely and it takes just a few minutes to make.
KID ART NECKLACES
There are quite a few places offering to transform your favourite child’s drawing into wearable jewellery and most of them are quite expensive.
With the help of a computer and printer, it is easy to make your own.
- Computer with scanner
- Necklace frame – I bought a packet of four in the cheap shop for $2.99, so this doesn’t have to be expensive.
- Clear plastic sheet
- Thin cardboard
- Scan the drawing and copy the picture to a Word document.
- Reduce the size until it will fit into your necklace frame.
- Print the picture and cut out.
- Cut the cardboard to fit inside the frame.
- Glue the picture to the cardboard.
- Using a toothpick, add a tiny amount of glue to a piece of clear plastic sheet and attach it to the front of the frame.
- Place the picture behind the plastic and glue more plastic onto the other side of the frame.
NOTE: I decided to put two pictures back to back to make a double-sided necklace.
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Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.