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How to Make a Rattan Jewelry Organizer

by Marlene Sauer
DIY rattan necklace and earring organizer
Photo: Marlene Sauer

It happens every morning.

I pull on my shoes, search around for my keys, and realize I didn't put on my earrings yet. And as surely as I know that the bus is always running late, I know that I can't find the pair of earrings I want to wear.

Is it just me, or is jewelry one of the hardest things to keep organized??

Click through to see how I made this necklace and earring organizer!

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How to Make a Rattan Jewelry Organizer

by Marlene Sauer
DIY rattan necklace and earring organizer
Photo: Marlene Sauer

It happens every morning.

I pull on my shoes, search around for my keys, and realize I didn't put on my earrings yet. And as surely as I know that the bus is always running late, I know that I can't find the pair of earrings I want to wear.

Is it just me, or is jewelry one of the hardest things to keep organized??

Click through to see how I made this necklace and earring organizer!

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How to Make a Rattan Jewelry Organizer

by Marlene Sauer
DIY rattan necklace and earring organizer
Photo: Marlene Sauer

It happens every morning.

I pull on my shoes, search around for my keys, and realize I didn't put on my earrings yet. And as surely as I know that the bus is always running late, I know that I can't find the pair of earrings I want to wear.

Is it just me, or is jewelry one of the hardest things to keep organized??

Click through to see how I made this necklace and earring organizer!

Continue Reading

Curbly Original
How to Make a Rattan Jewelry Organizer

by Marlene Sauer
DIY rattan necklace and earring organizer
Photo: Marlene Sauer

It happens every morning.

I pull on my shoes, search around for my keys, and realize I didn't put on my earrings yet. And as surely as I know that the bus is always running late, I know that I can't find the pair of earrings I want to wear.

Is it just me, or is jewelry one of the hardest things to keep organized??

Click through to see how I made this necklace and earring organizer!

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Make a Stylish Leather Pendant in Under 15 Minutes!

by Stephanie Lee

DIY stylish leather pendant in under 15 minutes!

Whenever I'm in need of new jewelry, I always turn to leather. It's one of those wonderful materials that's no mess, no fuss, AND the end result looks a million dollars. Now if that's not a crafter's dream, I don't know what is!          

Details of leather pendant necklace

Since going back to work (after taking a year off for maternity leave), I felt like I could use some new necklaces to wear to the office, so I whipped up these pendants using leather scraps I found in my craft drawers. Want to make some of your own? Follow along below!

Materials

Materials for leather pendant neckalce

 

  • Leather scraps in different patterns and colors
  • Circle cookie cutters, one large and one small
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Leather punch
  • Gold chain
  • Gold lobster clasps
  • Gold jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers

Step

Step 1 - Leather pendant

Trace around a circle cookie cutter onto the back of your leather scraps. To make pendants like the ones pictured, you'll need:

  • Two half circles in different colors
  • One full circle with a smaller circle traced in the middle to create a donut shape 

Step

Step 2 - Leather pendant

Cut out the shapes you traced in Step 1 with a pair of scissors.

Step

Step 3 - Leather pendant

Use your leather punch to make holes in each of the shapes as follows:

  • The two half circles should have holes in each corner, plus one in the middle of the arch
  • The donut should have a hole at the top and bottom

Step

Step 4 - Leather pendant

Use a pair of jump rings to fix the two half circles together.

Step

Step 5 - Leather pendant

Use your jewelry pliers to cut 3-4 short lengths of chain. Then attach them together with a jump ring to create a chain tassel. Repeat this step so you have 2 tassels.

Step

Step 6 - Leather pendant

Attach one tassel to your joined half circles, and attach the other to your donut shape.

Step

Step 7 - Leather pendant

Use jump rings to thread each pendant onto a length of gold chain.

Step

Step 8 - Leather pendant

Lastly, attach a jump ring to one end of your chain and a lobster clasp to the other end to finish your necklaces.


Circular leather pendants on a chain

DIY leather necklaces
Share this easy project on Pinterest!

While we're talking leather, check out these DIY minimal earrings!

Minimal leather earrings

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Make A Statement: DIY Clay Pendant Tassel Necklace

by Faith Provencher
DIY Clay Pendant Tassel Necklace
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Every now and then we like to share a necklace tutorial over here at Curbly... and today is one of those days! This is no ordinary necklace tutorial though - this clay pendant tassel necklace is a bold, in-your-face statement piece that will surely garner compliments over and over again. And it's really quite easy to make! So let's get started.    

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Gift: Bottle of Wine with a Handmade Bonus

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 07/28/08

Is it only me, or do others feel like a mere hostess gift needs a little something extra to make it personal? I usually try to write a short, funny poem to accompany a gift that may come up a bit short.  Instructables, has a simple, quick tutorial to make a necklace out of your favorite wine cork.  I see it working like this:  You buy two bottles of wine, pop the cork on one for the necklace, have a few glasses while you craft your handmade...

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(DIYable) Hairpin Necklace by Mana Bernandes.

by Chris Gardner

Brazilian designer Mana Bernandes specializes in making beautiful jewelry from common, inexpensive items, like "Clasp" made from hair ("bobby") pins. While she doesn't offer a how-to, I bet one could figure out the technique from the photo. It reminds me of those regal neckplates you see on ossuaries and paintings from the Ancient Near East...a handmade version would certainly complement your handmade Pharoah costume nicely.

(DIYable) Hairpin Necklace by Mana Bernandes.

Other designs include:

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Craft Quickie: Bottle Necklaces

by DIY Maven

Craft Quickie: Bottle Necklaces

Here’s a fun and fast way to dress up bottles.

What you need:

Chain. I found 100 inches of silver chain at my local craft store for about $3.50.

Jump rings. I used the larger, 1/4" size.

Beads and/or charms.

A small side cutter.

What you do:

Cut a length of chain with the side cutter. The length will depend on the height and girth of your bottle. Just drape the chain around the bottle’s neck to determine the size.

Attach a jump ring to one end of the...

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