Friday, March 9, 2012

Shamrock Necklace

I'm not going to lie, this little idea was a pain in the butt!



But after all is said and done, I'm happy with it. Even though it did almost go in the trash a few times!



I've never worked with jewelry wire before, but how hard can it be to twist it into what you picture in your head? Yeah, right. Things were so bad, I didn't even take pictures of the fails. And yes, even my photo turned out blurry! Not a good day.



Finally, I had something I could work with! Not perfect, but much better than all the others. I started with one long piece and kept turning and twisting until I had it.



I used Gorilla Glue to glue the button on the front and...



a little piece of felt on the back.



I think I probably should have used a heavier gauge wire, but for something seasonal that will only be worn for a day or two, it'll work. Do any of you know what size wire I should use for something like this?


I'm linking to these awesome parties this week.


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23 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Terri! That is so darn cute! Quite befitting for a creative princess. I usually have quite a few "fails"...I'm glad that you didn't give up so you could share that necklace with us. I bought jewelry wire an hour ago for the first time for a project I want to work on this weekend so I am not a good person to advise you on wire sizes.

Tina said...

This is so cute! I love it!

Crafty Cousins said...

That pain in the butt sure turned out cute! I love it!
~Natalie

Randee said...

So cute!!! Your "fail" would be my pride & joy!!! Fab job!! TFS
Chelle

Mindie Hilton said...

Where did you get your cute button? Love your necklace, I know that wire can be sometimes difficult to work with.

Jill said...

Gorgeous necklace Terri! Sorry can't help you with any advice on the wire - I've never tried it myself! Great job though!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Shannon Quinn said...

New follower here, found you from the Gunny Sack linky! Love the necklace! I also made a beaded shamrock necklace with jewlery wire, it's on my blog, I like yours better though haha...please follow back at:
www.rockpaperscissorscreate.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Cute! I have lots of ideas that turn into pains-in-the-butt. Always a little more satisfying when you finish them though, huh :)

Connie said...

very cute. Hi, I'm Connie @ http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your newest GF follower, stop by and follow me, too. Have a great week.

Sourire11 said...

So cute!!!!! Love the idea of shamrocks out of wires... so many possibilities!

Crafty Mischief said...

This is darling! I may have to take a trip to Hobby Lobby now. My girls would love this! Thanks for sharing! :)

Natasha Mairs said...

so cute!! love the little button!!

would love it if you shared these on my link party, Serenity Saturday
http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

Natasha xxx

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a cute idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

I LOVE your shamrock necklace! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now at Jillify It! I hope to see you there!!

Be sure to enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Q @ JAQS said...

What a clever! Very pretty.


Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-22-linky-party-and-features.html

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I can't tell you how many of my ideas are just like this... SO not simple, but turn out cute. I LOVE this!!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I pinned this.

Nicola said...

So cute! I wish I had the patience to do this sort of thing. Following!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

Kristen Turner said...

Fun! Hope you have a great St. Patty's day tomorrow :)

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU this morning over on my blog. Thank you for linking up to {wow me} wednesday.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-special-st-patricks.html

Katie Adams said...

Love this necklace! So cute and fun. Thanks so much for sharing with the Crafty Blog Stalker!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/

Kadie said...

It turned out so cute Terri! It's always annoying when projects don't go as fast as you think they will. :) Thanks for sharing with us this week.:)