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A Good Day Necklace

About this design:

Our daughter Payton used to make us read this book called "A Good Day." It is a series of events that occur in different parts of this little girl's yard and woods. The moral is "if you have lemons, make lemonade." Anyways, all of these components make me happy and act as a reminder to look on the brighter side :-)

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 2' lengths of 10# variegated hemp
  • 4 8" lengths of 10# variegated hemp
  • 5 2-packs of glass teardrops (2colors, 2colors, 1color)
  • 2 ceramic organic rounds
  • 4 sterling silver seeds
  • 1 sterling silver leaf charm
  • 1 sterling silver twig link
  • 4 sterling silver rings
  • 4 8" lengths of silk ribbon
  • 1 sterling silver clasp
  • handful of tiny beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
First I strung all of the drops onto the branch using overhand knots on hemp.
Step 2:
Secure the branch to the ring using 2 6" lengths of ribbon at each end. Make bows, then knot and dab with glue. Once secure, cut the bows up to look like tattered leaves on a tree. Then, wrap the hemp around the ring 3 times securing with an over hand knot and a dab of glue.
Step 3:
To attach the teardrop(s) to the necklace, string the hemp through the teardrop and tie a knot at the top.
To attach the ceramic rounds to the necklace, string the hemp through the bead, then once you have the bead placed, bring the hemp back over the bead and through again.
Step 4:
To attach the clasp, I repeated my steps for attaching the hemp to the ring in step 2.

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Measurements: 15mm overall length includes the jump ring

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    Love Love Love!!! Awesome necklace

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love it!!!

  3. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    Very Cute Ali!

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    Anna706 says:

    This is really neat, was it easy to make?

  5. Ali
    Ali says:

    This was actually very easy to make. It maybe took me an 1.5 hours. The hardest part was getting my teardrops knotted on the branch properly. I’m pretty picky about the little things ;-)

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Another beauty, Ali! :D

  7. R abbott
    R abbott says:

    I am always drawn to your designs. Very unique.

  8. Sharonpearl
    Sharonpearl says:

    Ali creates the BEST pieces-I look forward to new work, or something I may have missed at another time. Ali, your creations feel earthy and I’m sure Mother Earth loves your work, too.

  9. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Just found this and love it.

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    lynncanto says:

    This is so lovely!!!


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    healingwings7 says:

    This simple, and beautiful!

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