Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bloomin Marvelous Series - Summer Garden

Hey Everyone, 

Today, I am so excited to be kicking off our next series called Bloomin Marvelous and it's all about Gardens - anything to do with gardens! 

So I'm going to be sharing an easy Statement Necklace tutorial based on a strip of ceramic flower shaped beads that just reminded me of a Summer garden.

What you need for a necklace:

1 headpin, jump rings, chain, a clasp, beads and a focal bead.
Pliers (not pictured) 

What to do:

1. Thread focal bead and other beads onto the headpin
2.  Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.
3.  Using round nosed jewelry pliers, bend the headpin back around to form a half loop.
4. Measure the middle of your length of chain and hook the headpin through a link in the chain 
5. Twist the wire of the headpin around the loop.
6. Keep twisting around the loop, pulling the wire neatly in a circle. tuck and tighten the end.
7. Thread seed beads on to jump rings.
8. Work your way along the chain, on either side of the focal, adding the seed beads.
9. Complete the necklace by adding the clasp.

 

Easy right? So easy!

 It turned out much better than I pictured! Don't you think?


Because I was loving the colour combination so much I whipped up a simple bracelet to match.


I just loved this challenge! I had so much fun making these items.


And they just shout Summer Garden.


I hope you were inspired today and I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial.

Don't forget to stop by next week for our next post in the series.




Take care everyone
 
 xxx
 
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34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the colour combinations - they ARE so summery and fresh!

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    1. Thanks Tara - they are so cheerful too xx Nat

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  2. I like the bright colors here!

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  3. That is one beautiful necklace Nat! I love your pictorial tutorials because they are so easy to follow and your pics are gorgeous!

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    1. Aw thank you Danni - I do love doing tutorials xxx

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  4. Gorgeous. I do not have a green thumb at all so I am relieved to see the first garden inspired post is beautiful jewelry. The matching bracelet is my favorite. Beautifully done!

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    1. Oh thank you Amy - I was really worried about what to do for this series and I'm so glad you like it. xxx

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  5. I love the color choices you picked. Such fun pops of color.

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  6. You always have the best jewelry tutorials. Love that the garden inspired you to make this. Really is pretty!

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    1. Thanks Gail, when I saw those orange beads I just knew I had to post about them for this series xxx

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  7. So sweet and summery. Love your color choices!

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    1. Thanks Baye - the pieces turned out better than I expected lol xxx

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  8. That colour combination is fabulous! So fun and summery.

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    1. Thanks Tuula, it took me a while to make up my mind on those colour choices lol xxx

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  9. Oh, Nat, just gorgeous!! The colors are so stunning and what I beautiful arrangement. I love how you show us your drawings, too!! ~ Amy

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    1. Thank you so much hun. I try to do a few sketches for my more elaborate designs but they dont always turn out like that lol xxx

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  10. I love the colors, Nat! So pretty and perfect for summer! Such a great kick off to the new series! You always have the best pics and tutorials!

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  11. So pretty with those fresh summer colors!! Love it.

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    1. Thanks Karen - I needed a pick me up during Winter xx

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  12. Natalie, these pieces are beautiful! Thanks so much for the great tutorial...I've been wanting to get into making jewelry and this tutorial really has inspired me! Happy Wednesday

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    1. Marilyn, I'm so excited you've been inspired - please sing out if you need any help xx

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  13. Nat, I love seeing your creativity at work!! Love this.

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  14. Love the colors and love your garden theme. The jewelry is a perfect kick off. So bright and summery. Have a wonderful day! Love,Wanda

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    1. Thanks Wanda, I'm so glad you like the pieces xx

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  15. This is so cute, I love it! Thanks for posting it.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really enjoyed making it too xxx

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