Hello, Yellow!

Friends, spring is just around the corner…can you feel it?  I’m just waiting for the day when I can leave my winter coat at home and break out my flip flops instead.  It’s the time of year when I get sick and tired of bundling up, of sweaters, and of every single thing in my wardrobe.  So, I decided it was time to take action.
I took a trip to the Potomac Bead Company and made myself some sunny jewelry to add a springy “pop” to any outfit!
Hello, Yellow Jewelry!
Let me preface by saying that before this project, there was not a single yellow item in my closet, my drawers, or my jewelry box.  Nothing.  I just don’t wear yellow.  My complexion and coloring aren’t right for it.  About 10 years ago, a dear sweet friend of mine got married and chose yellow bridesmaid dresses, which was probably my lone public appearance in banana yellow…Robin, it was proof of my love for you, girl!  But adding some chunky yellow jewelry to a black or grey outfit?  That I can do!  Why didn’t I think of it before?
Materials: 8 large yellow beads, 2 jump rings, 2 crimp beads, stringing wire, silver chain, jewelry tools {pliers, crimpers, and cutters}
STEP 1: Place crimp bead on stringing wire, add jump ring, thread wire back through crimp bead and use crimping tool to close.

STEP 2: String beads onto wire.  Repeat step 1 on other end of wire so that there’s a jump ring on each side of the beads.

STEP 3: Cut a piece of chain to your desired length.  Open each jump ring and attach it to one end of the chain.  If you prefer, you could also use ribbon through the jump rings instead of chain for a different look.

STEP 4: Optional – You can add a ribbon, a rosette, or any other adornment you like.  
STEP 5: Wear and enjoy! {and when you’re done admiring it, clean that mirror!}

 Next, I made a pair of earrings by placing a yellow and silver bead on each head pin.  Then, I created wire loops and added earring backs.  For a full tutorial and step by step photos, see here.

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Finally, Little Crafter helped me to make a bracelet.  I prepared the stringing wire with a crimp bead and jump ring, just like for the necklace.  Then, LC strung the beads and I finished it off with another crimp bead and a clasp.

I’m excited to wear my sunny new accessories and think spring!
What about you?  What do you add to your wardrobe for some color and cheer?

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23 comments on Hello, Yellow!

  1. I am LOVD
    February 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM (4 years ago)

    My new favorite color combo is yellow and gray!

  2. Megan Miller
    February 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM (4 years ago)

    Adorable! I am all about the yellow and gray, too!

  3. Kara
    February 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM (4 years ago)

    These beads are too cute and I’m in love with the ribbon on it! Can’t wait to see more!

  4. Phil and Darby Hawley
    February 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM (4 years ago)

    This is super cute! I love the little ribbon on the side; very cheery :-)

  5. Terry
    February 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM (4 years ago)

    Very pretty and very springy. I’m with you on the yellow vs my colouring, but as a nice accent – looks great.

  6. Grandma
    February 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM (4 years ago)

    How very cute…and Springy too…Love the picture of you…
    I agree..the little bow adds a lot…

  7. PitterAndGlink
    February 28, 2012 at 1:09 AM (4 years ago)

    Love this! And you look fab wearing it! ;)

  8. Carmella
    February 28, 2012 at 1:11 AM (4 years ago)

    Too cute!! I love yellow and this looks so beautiful on you!

  9. Janelle
    February 28, 2012 at 3:40 AM (4 years ago)

    I love yellow! And I love the beads you used, so pretty!

  10. Stephanie
    February 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM (4 years ago)

    Cute jewelry! I love the bright yellow against your black shirt! It feels so happy and spring-timey!

  11. Patti
    March 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM (4 years ago)

    Very cute – love the little yellow bow on the necklace! You didn’t?

  12. {Steph}
    March 4, 2012 at 1:49 AM (4 years ago)

    These are so great, Amy! I especially like the chunky necklace. I may just have to try my hand at jewelry making. :)

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  13. southernscraps
    March 4, 2012 at 4:57 AM (4 years ago)

    Love your new jewelry! I was looking at the bright colored chunky necklaces in Target yesterday and thinking I should must make some!

  14. Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com}
    March 4, 2012 at 5:11 AM (4 years ago)

    I love this!!! I love that color too!!! :) Reminds me of banana taffy for some reason. xoxo- Rachel @ bubblynaturecreaitons.com

  15. Jamie
    March 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM (4 years ago)

    Very cute Amy!!


  16. Katie
    March 6, 2012 at 1:57 PM (4 years ago)

    LOVE the yellow necklace!!!

  17. Kayla
    March 6, 2012 at 2:11 PM (4 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE yellow. And everything you do is SO cute!


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