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!

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

Round nose pliers
Pair of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters

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”.

Paisley pendant: Humble Beads. Ceramic rounds: Elaine Ray ( 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


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