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Pure Love Kiddie Necklace


About this design:

I love seeing kids express themselves with jewelry. My twin toddler nephews each wear a necklace I made out of leather cord and a couple small lake rocks. Payton wears a plethora of necklaces she has made with me, and I have made for her. The easiest type of necklace for a kid to wear seems to be one that has a simple pendant strung on a cool stringing material. For the "pure love" pendant, which is so perfect and sweet, I chose Hawaiian Rainbow sewn edge silk ribbon. This could be finished with the child being able to tie a bow or knot every time it's worn or a knot could be tied in such a place that the necklace easily slides on and off their head.

I love Green Girl Studio pieces. Their designs are so whimsical, playful and natural making them a perfect fit for making children's gifts (see the products to purchase below for more ideas on Green Girl Studios focals you could use).

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 1 32" length sewn edge silk ribbon (2mm leather cord works great too, but you might need a bit more than you do in the ribbon)
  • 1 sweet Green Girl Studios pendant/charm
  • accent bead (lamp work teardrops work great sliding onto the ribbon easily)

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Hint 1:
To attach the focal and keep from moving around, I like to make an overhand loop knot at the top of the focal after stringing it on the ribbon. Then I added on one accent bead and some knots along each side of the ribbon for a little something extra, rather than stringing on a lot of beads.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    A child (or an adult, for that matter) would be delighted with such a clear statement of love. I have the GG floating castle piece waiting to be stung; maybe all I need is a lovely ribbon done up as you’ve shown to set it off. Thanks!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice!! I made a necklace with the baby Honu and a dad bought it for his young daughter. :) Those charms are so cute!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, great for any age :D

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    This is such a pretty piece. I love the rainbow ribbon.

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very nice! A friend asked me to make a bracelet for his 5 year old grand daughter. Maybe I’ll try a necklace instead!

  6. Lily Cat
    Lily Cat says:

    This is really innovative and I love the idea of 1 bead. I am only just now getting into making jewelry and you all are giving me such great ideas!! Thanks!

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