By Sophie Uliano

It's reliable: In those difficult instances, clueless is out--and artful is in. For either monetary and environmental purposes, lifestyles is all approximately doing good with what you have got. yet that doesn't suggest you can't nonetheless be superb. Do It Gorgeously indicates you ways to make approximately every little thing you will in a different way buy: From the kitchen to the nursery, out of your drugs cupboard for your make-up drawer, you'll be astounded via how effortless and cheap it's to make secure and green items in your family members. You should have it all--and you can now do it your self!

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With the tip of chainnose pliers, grasp the wire directly above the bead. Bend the wire (above the pliers) into a right angle. 2 Using roundnose pliers, position the jaws in the bend. 3 Bring the wire over the top jaw of the roundnose pliers. 5 Position the chainnose pliers’ jaws across the loop. 6 Wrap the wire around the wire stem, covering the stem between the loop and the top bead. Trim the excess wire and press the cut end close to the wraps with chainnose pliers. 4 Reposition the pliers’ lower jaw snugly into the loop.

5 Use a 6mm jump ring to attach a clasp to one side of the necklace. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach an extender chain to the other side of the necklace. Use an 8mm jump ring to attach a Swarovski drop to the end of the extender chain. 3 Make a lark’s head knot (Basics, p. 31) with a double length of leather cord through each strap end. 1 Use a pair of 8mm jump rings to connect one end of each strap assembly (Close-up) to the crystal ring. 2 Use assorted linked jump rings to attach assorted crystal drops to the center crystal ring.

Tail. Position the crystal at the top and between the two rings (the notches in the two rings should line up). String the long/working end of the wire through the large opening in the rings, and string the wire through the same crystal again. String the wire through the two rings again, string a crystal, and position the crystal in the next set of notches. Again, string the wire through the ring and back through the crystal just added. Continue to add crystals, always stringing twice through each crystal.

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