BoHo Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping and More
Laura Beth Love
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Combine pieces of the past with today's jewelry-making techniques and your own unique touches as you create 25 stylish, ready-to-wear projects. In Boho Chic Jewelry, remnants of treasured keepsakes or any pretty item you like--patterned china, etched glass, delicate lace, even an ornate spoon handle--evolve into one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Vintage and modern have never met so beautifully, so personally, in a way that better suits the wearer.
Make the things you love into jewelry you will love forever!
solder, beforehand. STEP 1 Make a circle template Draw or trace a circle onto cardstock and then cut out the circle with a craft knife. STEP 2 Draw around the shape Choose the area of the design on your plate that you would like to make into a pendant. Then using a permanent marker and the cardstock template, draw a circle around that area of the design on your plate. STEP 3 Cut and grind the shape Cut out the circle with the glass saw and grind the edges smooth with the grinder.
• A few inches (centimeters) of 2mm to 3mm wide scrap jewelry chain • Lobster clasp • Bench vise • Jeweler’s hand saw • Steel center punch • Flush cutters • Pliers: Rosary and chain-nose or long-nose • Permanent marker • Ruler • Soldering setup (see "Materials and Techniques"), with silver metal polish STEP 1 Mark and cut your flatware Measure about 1" (2.5cm) down from the handle of your knife and mark the spot with your permanent marker, drawing the mark all the way around the
of my pieces, so I measured and cut my ribbon to allow 4" (10.2cm) for each element, with about an additional 6" (15.2cm) or more on each end of ribbon. It’s better to cut a longer piece of ribbon and then trim off any excess later when you are finished. Lay your pieces on your worktable and arrange them until you are pleased with their order. STEP 4 Assemble your garland To assemble your garland, thread the end of the ribbon through the jump ring on your first piece and slide the piece down
Bohemian Remnants Necklace Think leather is an expensive material to use for crafts? There are a lot of places you can get inexpensive leather to use to make jewelry and other accessories. An old leather belt or the strap of an old leather purse is perfect for making cuff bracelets. Thinner leathers from old purses or jackets that are lightweight and can be easily cut with a rotary cutter are perfect for projects like this necklace. For thicker leathers, use a craft knife with a sharp blade,
or a pair of heavy duty scissors. This project works best with light-to-medium weight leather or suede. The size of your project will be determined by the size and shape of the lace that you use. Materials and tools • 3" to 4" (7.6cm to 10.2cm) piece of leather or suede remnant • 3" to 4" (7.6cm to 10.2cm) piece of lace or crochet remnant • A variety of coordinating beads • Jewelry chain in your desired length, cut in half; additional lengths for chain drops • Head pins • Jump rings: