Friday, November 9, 2012

Free Project - Gypsy Ways Necklace



Gypsy Ways
Erin Siegel

 This necklace is colorful and fun featuring a bohemian-inspired pendant by Heather Powers, ceramic beads by Elaine Ray and enameled charms by C-Koop. It's quick and easy to make. Perfect for all those free spirits on your gift list!

Materials
25 turquoise 6mm Greek ceramic heishi beads
6 red aventurine 4mm rounds
5 purple 6mm ceramic rounds
4 tangerine 10mm enameled metal tags
1 paisley 33x20mm polymer clay pendant
6 antique copper 3” balled headpins
4 antique copper 7mm jump rings
1 copper 15x17mm Greek ceramic saucer
24” of crimson Greek leather cord
6” of copper 22 gauge wire

Tools
Round nose pliers
Pair of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters
Scissors

Finished size: 18”

1: Use the copper wire to string the pendant; form a double wrapped loop bail. Set aside. Use 1 headpin to string 1 red aventurine; form a double-wrapped loop. Repeat 5 times. Set aside. Attach 1 jump ring to 1 enameled tag. Repeat 3 times. Set aside.
2: Fold 3” of the leather cord back onto itself. Use the folded end to form an overhand knot, creating a ¾” loop to fit over the Greek saucer bead. Tighten knot and trim tail.
3: Use the leather cord to string 1 red aventurine dangle, 1 ceramic round, 1 enameled tag, and 5 Greek heishi beads. Repeat 4 times, except in the second set, string the pendant in place of an enameled tag. String the last dangle.
4: Use the leather to form an overhand knot 17” from the previous knot. String the Greek ceramic saucer; form an overhand knot. Tighten knot and trim ¼”.

Resources:
Paisley pendant: Humble Beads. Ceramic rounds: Elaine Ray (Ornamentea.com). Enameled metal tags: C-Koop Beads. Greek beads and leather: Mykonos Beads.

I would pair my necklace with a long gypsy skirt or a flowy cardigan, jeans and boots like this for a modern bohemian look!
Modern Gypsy
Modern Gypsy by erinsjewelry featuring platform ankle booties


Erin Siegel is a jewelry designer, beading instructor and co-author of the jewelry book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords. To find out more, visit her blog: Erin Siegel Jewelry

7 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

That is just so you! I love the mix of colors and the simple styling. Great outfit too! Your pictures are always so great. I struggle greatly with all white backgrounds on photos. I wonder if you might have some tips for us? Enjoy the day. Erin (the other ;-)

Caron Michelle said...

This is a cool design - thank you for sharing!

Elaine Ray said...

Super necklace! Thanks for the tutorial and outfit suggestions. Your use of color is inspiring.
- Elaine

Erin Siegel said...

Hi Erin, thank you so much! I appreciate your comments. As for the photos, I suggest getting Kerry Bogert's e-book Snaptastic. That is how I learn to produce my photos. Also, I suggest buying Photoshop Elements. Also, recommended by Kerry in her e-book. That is how to get the background crisp white. Hope that helps!

Dianne Logarta said...

Really beautiful piece with gorgeous colors! This can definitely spice up any plain T-Shirt. Thanks for posting this Erin!

kim Idalski said...

Loving the design and the whole outfit. So me. Throw a pink shirt in there instead and Im in heaven.

Genea said...

I just love your paisleys! xo Genea