So we started making jewelry as part of the Hey Wanderer shop. It started just so I could have a few extra things at my first pop-up shop, but we realized that we both really enjoyed making necklaces and earrings and bracelets. I don't know what it is, but it's really enjoyable. I feel like you get to be really creative because there is no pattern, no right or wrong way to do it. We haven't put much of the jewelry in the etsy shop and probably won't for a while. We just registered for 2 festivals (one coming up really soon) so we need to save our inventory for those. Yay! Anyway, I figured I'd do a necklace DIY since I've been making a bunch of these recently. Most of our necklaces are hand-beaded, we don't use too much chain. For this necklace, you will need some wire, a crystal stone, a chain or beaded strand, some super glue and jewelry tools.
Figure out which side of the crystal you would like to be in the front.
Start wrapping wire around the top of the stone.
After you've wrapped it around a few times, drop a couple of drops of superglue onto the wire. Watch it and make sure it falls in between the stone and the wire. Let the glue dry completely, I should've left mine for about 30 minutes before handling it, but I got a little impatient. And one of my fingers paid for it.
After you've wrapped the wire, bend the ends upward and curve the ends into a circle for hooking onto the beaded strand.
Then hook the ends onto the strand and make sure you close the hooks real well.
I love love love this necklace. Here is the problem with making things you really like... it's harder to say goodbye to them! But, when someone loves something as much you do, it seems worth it.