So, in case you missed being able to attend the Free People Portland x Chic Steals DIY Event over the weekend, here is the tutorial for these pretty wire-wrapped quartz pendant necklaces! Inspired by the Banjara Wishbox Pendant Necklace http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?exit=ProductDetails-Image&id=404915087 available at Free People this Spring, this quartz necklace is fairly quick and easy to make – and looks lovely layered with other necklaces, or all on its own as a standout piece. Here’s how…
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Hello lovely readers! I really enjoyed meeting some of you at the DIY Event with Free People Portland that I taught on Saturday.
About 20 people came during a 2-hour period to learn how to make a beautiful gold-dipped quartz necklace.
Explaining how to wire-wrap. Some of the quartz pieces were pretty slippery!
Comparing to my finished example of how to twist the ends of the wire.
Adding the liquid gold gilding to the ends.
It was so awesome! There were people of all differing levels of DIY ability and interest: some seasoned makers who were already quite experienced with wire-wrapping, and some who were just getting their feet wet.
Also: if your store or boutique or event is interested in hosting a DIY project event – drop me a line! I’d love to work with you:-)
Thanks to everyone who came to the event – and to Free People for hosting me! It was lovely to meet all of you!
P.S. And for anyone who wanted to stop by and couldn’t…I’ll be posting the tutorial on how to make one of these necklaces tomorrow! Stay tuned…
Event photos by Kristin Rosario