A few days ago I saw a bow pendant necklace online that I just fell in L♥VE with!! I really REALLY wanted it! Haha But it cost more money than I wanted to spend right now, and I knew the hubs wouldnt go for my buying any more expensive jewelry right now. Since I had recently attended, then hosted a premier designs jewelry show. So I bought a few things and earned a lot of free jewelry too. :)
So I figured, maybe I could make one for myself for a lot cheaper. :) So I headed to Walmart... the only real store in this tiny little town. And luckily found what I was looking for!!
Here are the supplies I bought:
I found a gorgeous bow pendant, a long thick link chain, and necklace fasteners. And I figured the chain would be long enough that I could also make another.. so I bought that gorgeous cross pendant you see there too! Total cost for everything was $11.
Here is the bow up close... ♥
Now I'm not a jewelry maker at all, and have no experience doing this.. But I figured it couldnt be too hard. I'm not sure if I did it all the right way.. but hey it worked! :)
So what I did was take my multi tool, and cut the chain in half.
So now I had two separate chains.. this pic below shows the ends..
I took the necklace fasteners and used my multi took again to loop them around the ends of the chains.
So here is one side:
and here is the opposite side.
This was actually really easy.. these little loops open easily for the chain to slide in, then I used my tool to pinch it closed again!
I slide the pendant in place and voila! Easy peasy warm and cheesy!! :) Now Ive got a beautiful bow pendant of my own!!
haha I look a little dazed in this pic.. but I decided to post it anyways!!
And the second necklace. For this one, the cross is stationary in the center of the chain. I used one of the fastener rings to connect it to the chain. I did both of these in about 10 minutes!!
$11, 10 minutes, and Ive got myself 2 pretty fashionable necklaces!! Hmm.. I may have to do more of these for Christmas!!! :)
What do you think??
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