DIY Pearl Pendant

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Hello everyone! How has your week gone?

This is what our week is looking like:

Tearing out the linoleum and putting in beautiful grey tile. It is hard to have the house in disarray (because it already is without added help!) But I must remind myself that one month of craziness will give us many YEARS of enjoyment, or at least two years of beautiful tile.

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My Mare Mare is growing so fast!  4 Months going on 16.  She is perfect!
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The artist that I wanted to sponsor this week was Emma Stone.  Her jewelry tends to be minimal or not at all! A girl after my own heart. So after a fun Pinterest search, I found my picture:

picture found from the site InStyle

I saw that beautiful pearl necklace and then began the process of making this simple, classic pendant.

I gathered all my tools:

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Made sure my helpers were involved in their own projects, and then entered into the creative zone:

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The jewelry supplies you will need are:
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Find any chain! (My boys gave me a chain with an A on it for my birthday, which was so thoughtful of them)  I have a feeling that you will have a necklace chain that would like a revamp!)

Head Pin

Fancy Jump Pin

Glass Pearl or a Real Pearl of any size or color

The Jewelry Tools:

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Round Nose Pliers

Cutters

Pliers

How to make it!

Grab your Pearl and Head Pin, slide the pearl onto the head pin.

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With your Round Nose Pliers, on the opposite side of the ear pin wire circle the wire around the round nose plier like this:

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It should look like this:

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Now I straighten the wire, to know how much to cut the wire down by the pearl.  The reason I started doing this is because it takes the guesswork out of how much to cut off on the end that counts, which is by the pearl, I found myself cutting the wire too short, and then it was the waste of a head pin.

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Because the wire and the Pearl are so close together, it is tricky to make the circle, but it can be done!

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Open up your Jump ring:

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Close it:

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Grab your pearl pendant and hook it onto the jump ring.

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Close the circle, and you are done!

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And just like that you have a beautiful classic necklace that can be worn with anything!

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And in case your were wondering, here are the lego creations:

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The reason why I chose Emma Stone for my inspiration this week, is because she happened to be a show called La La Land, that is sweeping the nation, and I may be as dramatic to say even the world?!  I have not seen it, but I heard this song, and it really spoke to me.

Hearing this song makes me cry. It means a lot to me. I am a dreamer, always have been and I suspect always will be.

My dad is a dreamer, he is a jeweler who has owned his business for more than thirty years, and his business has taken lots of twists and turns.  Yet the thing that remains is his passion for  his trade.

I married a Scientist whom I would not associate as a dreamer type,  is also a dreamer as well. He was offered a job this past weekend that was what he thought he wanted, but felt that he wanted to go another way. Although it was hard to say no, I admired him for being brave to chase another dream.

I am learning that the journey of the becoming process is what it is all about!  In the end I have a feeling that everyone is a dreamer, so here is to all of us, “Crazy as we may seem!”

P.S. I am wearing the pearl pendant, but my blasted hair is covering it!!! I was dealing with a little lamb that was trying to eat the computer, and realized that you cannot even see the necklace until the very end. I was going to make another video, but then realized that Jamesy boy was having a great time as you can see in the background putting  makeup in the carpet. So I decided that this video would have to do, because every minute counts in this house, in regards of keeping things safe and intact!

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!

DIY: Dangle Earrings

I am going to do it, I am going to write this post if it is the last thing I do today!  I realize that I still need to unpack from the New Years trip, that Christmas is still up.  I know that there is a lot to do, but that is why I keep not writing.  I am learning that there will always be something to do.  But today with my baby on one arm and my right hand typing, this post will be finished!

Here are some beautiful Dangle Earrings, that are fun to wear.  I have worn them constantly these past two weeks, because they worked with all that I wore, and…they were the only pair of earrings I could find a pair to at the moment.  I swear that earrings are like socks, pens, scissors, little lego men, bobby pins, gloves, shoes… they just keep disappearing.

the mystery is alive and still happening!

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