Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: DIY Bib Necklace

Thursday, May 30, 2013

DIY Bib Necklace

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This week I squeezed in a little crafting, while Hubby entertained the littles. It felt so good to create and be inspired. A few weeks back one of you lovelies asked me if I made my own jewelry. I was sad that I had to say "no". Well that got me thinking..."Why don't I make my own jewelry?" I blog stalk Anne all the time..... She is always making something fabulous on her blog, specifically jewelry. I decided to give it a try.

I used some of my goodies I received from WholePort.com, popped in my head phones....the Legally Blonde Musical Soundtrack was playing....and I got to designing.

I had this black bracelet, which Hubby bought me a few Christmases ago. I loved it and was so excited when he surprised me with it. It broke though, only three weeks after having it. I was bummed to say the least. I have kept hold of it, since then. I figured some day I would find a project or something for it. I am so glad I did. I gave that broken necklace new life in this DIY Bib Necklace Tutorial. This was a simple project and I am excited to wear it on my next date night with the Hubbs:)

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I strung the chunky beads onto thin elastic. 
I tied the ends of my elastic onto metal rings.

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I slip knotted my black ribbon onto the rings.

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I finished by adding some clear nail polish to the ends of my ribbon. 
It prevents it from fraying.

I love the way it came out. There is nothing like a quick, fun project to get the creative wheels turning. Now I want to do more with jewelry! The ideas are swirling around in this noggin of mine. I think more jewelry tutorials are in B and D's near future:) What did you ladies and gents create this week?


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Here is a new selfie. I got a haircut this past weekend. I was needing something new to get out of the frump I was in, so I went short and added some bangs. I am in love!

Have a fabulous day lovelies!

XO Danielle

21 comments:

  1. Very nice job on the necklace. And I LOVE the new do! Great for summer.
    I created a Sweet Orange Salt Scrub I just posted on my blog. A perfect scrub for summer!

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  2. What a great re-use of a broken piece! Your hair looks awesome too :)

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  3. Another way to heat seal your ribbon is with a lighter. It's super quick and you don't have to worry about letting the nail polish dry.

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  4. How pretty! I've been thinking about working on some statement necklaces for a while and this might be just the motivation I needed.

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  5. I LOVE the new cut! Sometimes that's all you need to de-funkify. :)

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  6. Your haircut is fab!!! I think it looks terrific! :) What a hot mama.

    Also, I love the necklace...you're great. I make jewelry with my mom for fun after we took a free mini class through the community college near us. I'm proud to say I'm wearing homemade jewelry to my wedding in August! :D

    You rock my socks off, Miss Thing!

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  7. I absolutely love the necklace and love your hair style. Rock on Mama!

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  8. Very cute necklace and I love the haircut! Perfect for summer!

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  9. Love the hair and the necklace:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  10. Love the necklace - what a great way to use an loved but broken piece of jewelry! Also, your hair? Fantastic!

    Kristin
    Www.exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com

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  11. You are a genius! That necklace is amazing, and I think I like it better than as a bracelet.

    And love the new hair do! It's perfect for summer. :-)

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  12. you are so pretty! I love the new hair! Totally wish I could pull off the bangs, but my hair is too curly :o)
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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    1. Oh my heck Emily! You are my new best friend! haha! Thank you for your sweet words:>

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  13. So pretty! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime. Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  14. Great haircut! I love the tutorial to.

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  15. Wow, your hair looks great!
    The perfect style for summer.

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  16. Cute necklace!! & I love the clear nailpolish tip! :) Michelle

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  17. Love it! thanks for linking up to create.simplify.inspire. can't wait to see what you share this Thursday! :)

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