Saturday, 7 January 2012

A super quick make

First up thanks for all your comments regarding my little crochet dilemma, there was an overwhelming majority of you who said keep going, I think you're right I guess I just needed a kick up the bum.  I will persevere with these as and when and hopefully I will do a big reveal sometime mid 2014 :0)

Now onto my little super quick make. I bought this necklace in the Boots sale in December and thought it would brighten up a couple of my darker and dull outfits.

Was £9 reduced to £3.50.

I am a bit of a bracelet freak and I own hundreds of them, I scoured the racks for a colourful bracelet to go with this but there was nothing, so I bought two necklaces and thought I'd make my own.

So simple, just snipped the beads off and threaded them onto some jewellery elastic and added a sturdy knot.  
My hubbie is a fisherman so my knots are really good, even if I do say so myself!


Even with a sturdy knot elasticated knots need a little dab of glue.  Superglue does work but it becomes brittle in time, I like to use GS hypo cement.
I popped a dab of glue on the knot and shoved the knot inside of one of the tiny beads.

There you go, simple, I often see necklaces in the charity shops, I don't think I'd wear them but I buy them anyway and snip and elasticate them and make bracelets which I always wear!
Gratuitous boobage shot!

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17 comments:

VintageVicki said...

Thats a good tip - I've often thought of making stuff but wondered how you kept the knots knotted :)

carrad said...

Lovely (including boobage shot!). I agree, it is a good tip re the glue, many thanks xxx

luciethehappyquilter said...

Fantastic jewelry. You've inspired me to have a go. I will keep my eyes peeled from now on. Thanks for sharing.

LaaLaa said...

What a lovely pair! Of jewellery items. ;-) I love that idea. I will have a look now for necklaces in charity shops. xxx

B.................. said...

Oooooh Mrs put them knockers away;o)
Great idea hun xx

daisychain said...

Love it!

I also have boobage envy.

qwiksave said...

What a novel idea, buying a 2nd necklace and making a bracelet - inspired! I am useless at knots, I even avoid laces on shoes! ☺ x

delia hornbook said...

That is a fab idea ;-) well done you. dee x

WoodbankCrafts said...

What a great idea, they are fab colourful beads. I can't get on with bracelets, they irritate me after awhile and I have to take them off, or I put them over my clothes. :) x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow! What a great pair of tits you have, and the bracelet is quite nice too! lol!

Dinki Dots said...

Excellent idea! And lovely bit of cleavage!!! ;o)
Maria x

Josie-Mary said...

I say that's some pair of boobs!!! Lovely jewellery too!! x

dosierosie said...

great idea and I love the colours it will go with so much won't it.
Gillx

littleredcraftingcorner said...

what a lovely necklace and it looks even cuter with the matching braclet :-)

♥ Miss Tea said...

great idea and tips! lovee the colorful look of the necklace and the matching bracelet! and lovely photo too!

x susan

Jewel said...

wow great idea! And so thrifty! xx

Claire said...

What a clever idea, I never would have thought about buying a second necklace to make a bracelet...or two! And yet it completely makes sense....especially as I have HUGE wrists and so struggle to get bracelets I like...will have to have a go x