diy indian inspired necklace

Friday, June 3, 2011

I am not a big trend follower. I tend to march to the beat of my own drums when it comes to fashion. Is that how the saying goes? Anywhoo, Some trends I will never understand are...Crocs, No thank you...or Ugg boots with skirts, NO...or full on MC Hammer jump suits...again just NO. What I do love is leather, feathers and Indian inspired clothing and accessories, so when this trend became popular I was beyond excited and hopped right on the bandwagon.

What you need:
  • Colored polymer clay blocks. As many as you like.
  • Razor blade
  • Cord. I used the leftover leather lace cord from the first bead project.
  • Toothpick
  • Magnetic closure

Roll the clay into a skinny tube.

Using the razor blade, slice different sized beads.

Poke a hole in each bead.

When you have finished doing this with all the colors, place your beads on a baking tray and bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

Let your beads cool (snack time)

Attach metal closure on end. Thread your beads through with whatever pattern you like.

And there you go! Not sure if it turned out as "Indian" as I imagined...but oh well!


April said...

bahahah....for those who hate not are funny sister!!!

Roeshel said...

Congrats to the winner!

I love your DIY necklace. I've always wanted to make my own beads. So pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pink Ronnie said...

Wow, I would never have thought of baking my own beads! Awesome idea Lindsay.

Lia said...

This is great! It's tribal inspired for sure!

The Cat Hag said...

I never even knew how to make beads so this is pretty cool to read!

And I am just like you, doing my own thing fashion wise, I can't really keep up with trends haha cos I am a closet geek. ;)

The Cat Hag

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Wow awesome!! Super excited! You rock.

strawberry freckleface

Lindsey said...

this is soo creative! love it!

follow each other? :)

Jessica Marie said...

What a fantastic diy! I love the colors! And I mailed your package today - it should arrive soon. Let me know when it does so I know it got there safely! :)

Anonymous said...

I did't win? Awe shucks. Congrat's to Casey! Lucky. About how long is this necklace? I love the colours!

I don't think I've ever mentioned how much I love your blog. I love how simple and bright it is! It makes your pictures pop! Lovely!

What Sadie Did said...

Ahh I did say 'Aww man'! hahahah - one day!!

Congrats to Casey tho and thanks for another fun DIY :)

Sadie x

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring idea! I love DIY! I totally get the vibe you were going for. Thanks for stopping by my blog <3

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Michelle said...

This is a great DIY, love that necklace!!

Mandy Ferrugia said...

I LOVE this DIY! I'm adding this to my list of "Things to Make"! :] Thanks for sharing! xx

Welcome said...

I said "awwwe man!" haha xo it

Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

I just found your blog and I'm amazed. Love your DIY's and recipes. Your newest follower


Natural Momma said...

Alright- I am officially in love with your Blog as well! It is so much fun! I can't wait to make those Peach Coconut Ice Pops today!

And my kids and I love crafts! I have to try bead making with them!

And email me anytime to chat about cloth diapers! ;o) I can help tons, I'm sure!

Unknown said...

this diy is awesome, the end product is amazing!!! and dont worry ab your husband not taking the pics... matt moans and groans the whole time it is DEF not the highlight of his days hahah. oh men!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Ana Degenaar said...

Congratulations! What a great DIY!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsay. Just gorgeous. I love the colours. You're so clever. I'm planning a visit to my local craft shop soon for a few bits and pieces and will keep my eye out for some of that clay. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne @ Domesblissity

sorelle in style said...

This is amazing! I love the colors you've chosen - it looks so cool all finished! I don't get Crocs either!! I'm totally with you.

sorelle in style

my thrifty closet said...

this is so cute and fun! The colors are great! Yup, crocs are not my thing but I'm guilty of buying them for my boys. They seem to last forever.


Mom of 12 said...

That is way cute! And you could match it to any outfit by choosing your colors carefully. I should be more of a crafter...

Flashes of Style said...

This is SUCH a good DIY! Looove it <3



cryskay said...

what a cool diy!! xx said...

LOVE this DIY! I would definitely wear something like this! So cute! You're so stylish girl!!
Star Hughes Living

Pieter said...

Aw i love this!
+ congrats to the winner x

 Amy said...

I LOVE this!! So fun with the perfect amount of funk. Can't wait to try it!

Kittu said...

Indian as in Nationality India? Or are is it native American?

Unknown said...

Where do you bake clay bead at home

Unknown said...

Such a cool project!

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