[D.I.Y.] : Donut Necklace
Hi + Happy Saturday!
It has been a lazy one thus far, for me. It rained last night/this morning- which naturally makes waking up hard todo. But no more time for laziness, as I've got a to-do list a mile long, and a 'b-day party' to go to in just a bit, so time to get my butt in gear!
Someone messaged me earlier this week, saying they have been checking in everyday, for this donut necklace post- so here it is finally! My bad for not posting it sooner, as I already had the pictures ready- I just never made the time to post, oops! [I swear in 2015, I am going to work on posting more regularly- for you guys, and for myself- because this is what I love, and we should all do more of what we love + spread the love! okay okay, tangent].
You can see the supplies I used for this little necklace above. The wooden donut shapes are actually little wooden wheels that one would use to build a toy car. I saw them and thought, donut! I got a pack of 19 [why an odd number, I don't know] from Hobby Lobby for $3.99. The rest of the supplies, I already had laying around, but also items you could pick up while at the craft store.
acylic craft paint
metal ball chain [I really wanted it in gold chain, but already had the silver]
The painting of the donuts is pretty self-explanatory, buttttt paint the frosting color first, and then the sprinkles on top, once the 'frosting' has dried.
For the leather + chain necklace, you want to measure how long you want your necklace to be first. I did this by draping the leather around my neck + looking in a mirror to see how I liked it. [Slip the wheels on the leather to get a better feel.] Use scissors to cut the leather. Then, use the leather piece you just cut to measure out your chain. You want your chain to be about 4 links longer than the leather though, so that you may use the clasp. I cut my metal chain using wire snips I got in amini tool kit, earlier this summer [only 6.99-worth it].
Okay, now you want to choose which color craft thread you want to use. I went with a soft pink. I suggest keeping your thread looped up, and just pulling one end out. You can cut the extra off once you are done.
Start by holding about an inch of the craft thread in place with the leather + chain. At about the 3rd ball on your chain, start wrapping the craft thread around- making the leather + chain stay in place. I wrapped my thread around about two times, in between each ball. I tried to get as close up as I could to show you a picture [please excuse my horrible nails]! Continue doing this until you reach the end of the leather + chain [leave about 2 balls -with no thread- at the end too]. Once I cut off the extra thread at the end, I just used a little bit of water resistant glue [that dries clear] to hold the thread 'tail' in place.
And tah-dah! Super simple necklace to make, that I have gotten so many compliments on the couple of times that I have worn it! AND using the leather + chain + thread to make bracelets would be super cute too! [oh, if your wondering about the claps- about 30 of them come with the chain, when you buy it].
If you make your own necklace, please share it with me, using the hashtag #DIYwithMFC and tag me @myfriendcourt on Instagram + @_myfriendcourt of Twitter! I love seeing the projects you guys do!
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