Saturday, February 11, 2012

School Spirit Necklace and Bracelet

I mentioned in my post about my field trip to Shipwreck Beads that I picked up some things for a specific project. We’re going to a parent’s event at our son’s college and I wanted to show my school spirit so I made sure to pick up some beads in his school colors. Most people buy a tee shirt. I make jewelry. I know…

TAIC Blue Crystal Bracelet and Necklace

When I make jewelry, I have a general idea in mind but my “process” is to gather up the stuff I think I might use and take it from there:

TAIC Jewelry Supplies

I had some gunmetal Bead Landing chain in my stash that I knew I wanted to use, two shades of blue fire polished crystal beads and these great crystal studded beads I picked up on my trip..

TAIC Blue Crystal

I made four sets of these with the light and darker blue crystals and the crystal studded beads, then attached them to some of the chain with silver jump rings.

TAIC Blue and Metal

I had two different styles of Bead Landing chain (Michaels) so I used both and doubled them up to give some more depth to the necklace.

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The center piece is actually half of a clasp but I’ll use the other half for something else.

TAIC Blue White Bracelet

Although this looks like a necklace on my Premiere Prop Co mannequin form, it’s actually the bracelet I made to go along with my necklace. You can find a variety of these jewelry props at Michaels.

TAIC Metal Blue Bracelet

For the bracelet, I used more Bead Landing chain, crystals, bead caps and white off set beads.

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Disclosure: Premiere Prop Co provided me with props however, the opinions expressed are mine

10 comments:

Holy Craft said...

Ah-mazing! It looks great. What a smart idea. I like the necklace so much better than a cheap t-shirt!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Love it!! And you can wear this to other occasions than school events :)

Katie said...

Beautiful!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Very pretty. GO Team!

Michelle L. said...

These are bold and also very feminine! So pretty - and lucky your young man picked a school with NICE colors for bejeweling yourself. Hope you are a hit at the event!

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

Such pretty supplies! And love the necklace you made...a great way to express school spirit!

FineArtPainting said...

Thank you for your contribution to our 'Time for a Party' link-up. Fun Bling!!!!

Tomorrow we'll open a NEW party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ and we'd love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

Jenn Erickson said...

Positively stunning, Carol!

Amelia said...

These are so cute! Thank you for sharing a feminine and bold way to show off some school spirit. My high school's colors were blue and orange. It was hard to look cute and not absolutely silly with those colors, but it would work! These are pretty :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. I love supporting my kids and their school, but I also want to look good doing it. I love this school spirit necklace idea.