DIY necklace weaving – The Persian carpet weavers way

Weaving a carpet is hard. Everyone knows that. Not many people (including me) happen to just “try it out”. But who says you can’t use the process to do some other creative thing? (And an easy peasy on, preferably!) So Fatemeh has just come up with the idea of making a DIY necklace out of carpet knots! Isn’t that just brilliant?

If you’ve ever woven friendship bracelet, you might find this a bit similar. If you haven’t, don’t be afraid! It’s not that hard! I’ll try to explain as much as I can, but you might have to check each picture twice until you get it straight. No pain, no gain, huh?

Let’s do it!

What You’ll Need

Craft Supplies (Embroidery Floss, Scissors, Hammer)

 

Craft Supplies (Clasp, Nails)

  • DMC cotton embroidery floss. we used black, green and brown. Feel free to use any colors you like! Luckily, embroidery floss come with a wiiiiide range of colors! Just watching them in the market makes me feel in peace. :)
  • Scissors
  • A piece of wood
  • A hammer
  • Two nails
  • A pair of crimps with loops
  • A clasp
  • A jump ring
  • Pliers
  • A ruler or any measuring tool

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Tutorial: DIY Paisley Pendant ‎with Clay

Paisley patterns rock! Back in 18th century when neither you nor me were alive (except maybe if you’re the overly passionate-craft maniac grand grandma who broke the Guinness record by being 150), these cute designs ruled the fashion world. They’re originated from Iran and India – found their way to the west world back when India got important for Britain. These lovely droplet shapes are called all sorts of stuff over the time! Teardrops, Persian “Pickles”, Welsh “pears” (Seriously, I need to check what pears look like in England). Nowadays, they’re back in the game in fashion shows and stores. (Yesss!) I even saw some cute swimsuits with these printed on. Adorable!

Anyway, I figured as we all love Paisley so much, why not make some jewelry out of it? So, I played with clay a little, tried this and that, And this is what happened:

DIY Paisley Pendant

As this is fairly easy, you’ll see, and fun! Here is how it goes:

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