Friday, February 6, 2015

Mixed metal jump rings Necklace - DIY

Are you ready to learn how to make a beautiful mixed metal necklace? This DIY is so easy that you need not know anything about jewelry basics or need not own any big jewelry tools. I am very excited as jewelry with mixed metals was on my to-do list for a long time and final today I got the opportunity to share with you all.Without much ado, let's start making.
DIY necklace using jump rings




Materials required:
4 mm Leather cord - 30 inches
7 mm End caps
6 mm jump rings or "O" rings in different metal tones
One 8 mm jump ring.
A Pendant of your choice
Pliers
E 6000
Ruler
Scissors

Step 1: Cut the leather cord into two - one as 14" and another as 16".(I decided to go with layered style and so I cut the leather cord into two but you can also go with single layer and also I wanted the necklace to be close to neck so I went with 14" and 16" but you can also go 16" and 18" but it is up to you.)

Step 2: Take 14" cord and start stringing the jump rings inside the cord in the order you desire.I went with black in the center and then silver, copper, and gold on the sides.I strung 25 jump rings in each metal tones.




Step 3: Open a 8 mm jump ring, by holding one side with pliers and twisting the other side towards you.Put the pendant inside the ring and close it by twisting the jump ring against you and aligning it with the other side. (I used a bigger jump ring here as by pendant was bigger in size.The 6 mm jump ring was not enough to hold the pendant when strung in the leather cord.So, you can use the same size of jump ring or a different size according to your preference.) Now , string the pendant to the  16" leather cord.



Step 4: Repeat the stringing the jump rings in the 16" leather cord, as you did in step 2. I strung 25 jump rings for the center(black) and 30 jump rings for all others metal tones.


Step 5: Take the end caps and fill it with E 6000 glue and insert the leather cords inside and allow it dry. Voila !! Your beautiful necklace is now ready to wear :)









Some extra points:
       The 7 mm end cap was perfect to fit two strands of 4 mm leather cord.Just make the round leather cord flat by squeezing at the end with help of the pliers and then insert it into the end cap if you have trouble fitting the cord as such.
 
      The 6 mm jump rings was easy to string inside the 4 mm leather cord but the 6 mm "O" rings were little tighter than the jump ring but it fits perfectly.(you can see the gold rings in the necklace).So, I would suggest getting 7 or 8 mm "O" rings if you are going to use "O" rings for all the metal tones and want to add a pendant in the center.

         This is such an easy and simple necklace that anyone can do.What do you think? It is a gorgeous necklace that you can make one for yourself or may be as a gift for your girl friend for this valentine's day.

Disclaimer: I wish to thank Doreenbeads.com for giving me this opportunity.The materials used in this post are sponsored by Doreenbeads, however, the designs and opinions are 100% from my own crafty brain. I was not paid to write this but was compensated by the materials.

29 comments:

  1. That's so cool! I've never thought of using jump rings for the jewelry... just to make the jewelry!

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  2. Hi sahana. It looks beautiful. Just saw this kind of technique few days before and was thinking it's brilliant. Yours look more prettier than the one I saw. Great job.

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  3. You know what, when you started, I wasn't sure if I would like it, but it turned out so elegant, really! I should have known LOL Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

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  4. That is beautiful!! You would pay so much for something like that in the store, now I can just make my own!! Pinned it!!

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  5. Very nice... I love that heart! :) You are so clever and talented.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  6. I love it! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  7. This turned out stunning. I have a project I've been working on and just getting into making jewelry. Starting out with easy projects. Pinned. Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives hope to see you again soon!

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  8. These are so beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday

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  9. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

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