Thursday, September 19, 2013

5 Different Handmade Necklaces - DIY: Toy Animal Necklace.

Hello, hello! Remember my last post featuring the craft supplies of my sponsor idee. Creativmarkt? I posted a tutorial for how to make an easy wire statement necklace. This time, I'm going to show you how to make a toy animal necklace, also using craft supplies I have chosen and idee. Creativmarkt sponsored for this cooperation. Have fun making your own necklace! :)
To make such a toy animal necklace, you need:
- Toy animals made of plastic or rubber
- Round hooks (available at the hardware store)
- Colorful strings or cords with a lenght of about 75cm (via idee. Creativmarkt, for example leather strings in different colors or cotton strings in various colors like I used here in this DIY)
First of all, you need your toy animal and the round hook which works like a screw. Take it and screw it into your animal's bag. If it's too difficult to start and get into the plastic or rubber of the animal's back, take a sharp item (for example the tip of a circle) to prepare the hole. Then screw the round hook into the animal. 
Next, take your string and pull it through the hole. I didn't want to use a conventional necklace clasp, I rather wanted the lenght of the necklace to be flexible. Thus, I decided to make a special knot (as shown on the photos) which allows me to adjust the necklace's lenght each time I wear it. This way, it can be worn matching each shirt's individual neckline.
Moreover, I wanted to make several necklaces at once and therefore I used a different string color for each necklace. Those cotton strings from idee. are my favorites and I have already used them quite often for jewellery projects.
That's it, eeeeks!
And another one with a pink string. I love pink! :)
Sooo cute! Are you going to make such an easy necklace, too? Which animal will you choose? :)
Have fun!
Lu
P.S.: As always, although some of the supplies for this blog post have been sponsored, this doesn't touch my opinion on the sponsor or my decisions concerning this blog post's content! :)

12 comments:

  1. Schöne Idee! So eine süße Kette hübscht sicher auch das langweiligste Outfit auf :)

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  2. Woweee, these are just adorable! <3

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  3. So easy and cute! I've also made this kind of necklaces before, you can check them here:
    http://www.anzouya.com/2012/09/jungle-animals-necklaces.html
    I would also suggest spray paint the plastic toys first for a more glamorous look. :-)

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    1. Dear Anzouya, thanks for your feedback! :) Indeed, I have been thinking about coloring them, but then I decided to keep the animals this way in order to keep it simply with brown colors for fall. :)

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  4. I have just discovered your blog Lu and I love it. I'm a big fan of Elsie Larson and could tell she was an influence here but I love how you have made your blog your own and personal. It's great, really full of fun reads. X

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    1. Haha, so funny, you're the first one telling me this! :) But Elsie Larson and her crafts are incedibly awesome, how could she NOT have influenced me! :) Thanks for the compliments aniways! :)

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  5. Sind die Tiere auch von Idee??? Suche schon so lange welche für ein DIY :(

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    1. Die bekommst Du z.B. bei Karstadt in der Spielwarenabteilung. :)

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  6. Total süss! Die Idee ist grossartig!

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  7. There you can find plastic toys exporters from where you can explore your business opportunities around the world.

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