Thursday, March 9, 2017

DIY It - A Yarn Wrapped Horseshoe Necklace

I'll be honest, I have had a hard time thinking of St. Patrick's day DIY projects. I mean, I don't decorate for the holiday, and the extent of my celebration is wearing green on the 17th. So, I figured I would go with what I know and create something I would actually use both to celebrate St. Paddy and as a year long jewelry staple. This yarn wrapped horseshoe necklace was easy to make, looks super cute on, and will give me a a little extra luck too!



The Supplies:
  • Yarn in several colors
  • 16 gauge gold colored jewelry wire
  • Glue
  • Necklace chain, lobster clasp, and jump rings
  • Pliers

Begin by determining how large you want your horseshoe necklace to be and double that length. Fold the jewelry wire in half, then shape the double wire into a horseshoe shape and use your pliers to create two loops at the top of the horseshoe.


Begin wrapping the yarn around the horseshoe. You want to really layer on each color to get a nice thick section of yarn. Then move on to the next color of yarn and tuck the previous color end under the new yarn color. Continue around the wire until you get to the other side.


Now use a dab of glue (regular old white glue works just fine) on the end piece of yarn to glue it down and keep the whole thing from unraveling.


Once the glue is dry, use the jump rings to attach the horseshoe pendant to your chain and add the lobster clasp and jump ring at the chain ends to finish off your necklace.



And that's it! My pendant piece measured about 3" across because I wanted a large chunky style, but I think it would also look super cute as a little mini pendant as well. Or you can make one 6" and omit the jewelry part and just hang it on the wall as part of your gallery.

So, how do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

1 comment :

  1. Those Pliers are adorable!!! Did they come like that or did you make them look that cute??

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