Friday, May 11, 2012

A Homemade Mother's Day Necklace

Hey House of Grace readers! I'm am extremely excited to be guest posting today. I'm Alex from Crafting with My Cubs. I have two little ferocious tiger cubs, Andrew who is 2 1/2 (going on 20) and Ben who is 6 months. They keep me busy, but boy do I love being their mommy!

So if you're like me and you don't have a lot of time to sit down and create, this Mother's Day craft is perfect for you!

I found this inspiration on Pinterest several weeks ago and knew I wanted to make this for my mom for mother's day.

The great thing is they are super simple and take about 20 minutes or less.

Sarah Ortega, gives a great tutorial on how to make this necklace. Here is how I made mine, which is pretty much the same. I used beads in birthstone colors for each of the grand kids in the necklace above.

Start by threading the beads on the wire (I used 24 gauge)

Tuck the end of the wire around the last bead

Then slide the rest of the beads back down to cover the end (sorry for the blurry photo, darn camera doesn't like the micro setting)

Next arrange them in a group how you'd like

Begin wrapping the wire around in a circle and start forming your nest. Keep going until you have the look you want.

Then wrap around the edge a couple times if you like this look

With or without the wrapped edges

There you go, a super cute and super easy gift for your mom, grandma, sister, friend, yourself :-D

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you mommies, grand mommies and future mommies have a great weekend!!

Bonnie :)


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