Showing posts with label cheap jewellery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheap jewellery. Show all posts

Monday, 14 October 2013

Garbage Bag Roll + Fabric Necklace

Craft:


I decided that I was sick and tired of all my jewellery this week! I Just couldn't find anything to wear, and I wanted something ‘new’ and colourful and bright… and nice and CHUNKY.

So I decided that the heavy-duty cardboard roll that I pulled out of my garbage bag packet would be the perfect base for a new necklace! Isn't it amazing what housework can lead to. (!)


This was a very quick and simple project. Firstly, I chopped up my garbage bag roll into little sections using a serrated knife.


I ended up with 11 little rolls in total.


Then I chose my material and cut it up into strips to fit the little rolls. 


I sprayed lots of spray glue onto the fabric strip. Sorry about the orientation of this photo, it's Blogger, not me!


And then I simply rolled up the cardboard onto the sticky fabric, and set them aside to dry.


Then I chose another type of material and cut a long, skinny strip to use as the tied bit of the necklace. I attached a large safety pin to the top of the material for quick and easy threading.


And that was it!! Now I need to actually GO OUT somewhere so that I can wear my new necklace.

I hope that you give this project a try – you’ll be surprised at how funky this necklace can look! 


You might also be interested to check out my other projects relating to making low-cost jewellery.

Have a great week and make sure you try and fit something creative in!

Emma

Monday, 2 September 2013

Rustic String Bangle

Craft:


This lovely Rustic String Bangle would have to be one of my simplest and quickest projects yet! It also fits nicely with my other low-cost jewellery projects on our blog.

I’ve always loved the natural look of string, and this week one of my balls of string was down to its last few metres. I suddenly had the thought that my remaining bit of string would make a funky bangle!


The project was so quick and easy! All you’ll need is a pair of scissors to cut the string if required, and some good spray glue.


My string was pretty much already shaped exactly how I wanted it to be. I simply changed its size slightly to fit over my wrist (don’t worry too much about the size though because it is still very flexible even when the glue has been sprayed onto it).

Once your bangle’s size is a good as you can get it, it is then just a matter of spraying glue all over it – give it a good coat.  
Tuck in any ends and smooth down the bits of string in the inside of the bangle so that it doesn't scratch your skin when you wear it. Mine is very comfortable to wear.


Let it dry for an hour or two. And there you have it!


Happy crafting, and enjoy your week!


Emma

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Electrical Wire Ring and Bangle II Red

Creative Ideas:


Two projects from me this week! Caity has been unexpectedly loaded with extra work over the next few days, so she unfortunately did not get time to finish her project for this week.

Many of you will already be familiar with my Electrical Wire Ring, which I posted about some time ago. Well, I happened to be hanging out in Bunnings (again!) on Tuesday this week and came across this lovely red electrical cable building wire for $0.65 per metre. So I thought I’d add to my jewellery collection and make a new ring and bangle for myself! 


It certainly was a cheap purchase and it looks fantastic!


Maybe even your Mum would like a new jewellery set for Mother’s Day? !!

Happy creating!

Emma

PS You may also like to check out my Funky Red Bead Necklace for some more CHEAP and SIMPLE jewellery ideas!