DIY Kasbah – Glass Bead Necklace

DIY Kasbah – Glass Bead Necklace

This jewelry making project shows you how to turn inexpensive costume jewelry earrings into a custom necklace.

What you need

Kasbah Style Earrings
2 Glass Beads
Leather Strapping
1 crimp end
1 crimp clasp end
Jump ring


To start with you will need to remove the earring back from 1 of the earrings using pliers.

Attach a jump ring to the earring.

Measure and cut your l leather strapping to a desired necklace length (Around 18 inches).

Using pliers crimp the crimp end onto the leather strapping then thread on 1 bead, the earring pendant and the last bead to form your design.

Finally attach the crimp end and clasp and your custom necklace is finished.

Altered Art – Junk Bracelet

This tutorial shows you how to take broken jewellery pieces and turn them into something new

What you need

Bracelet with clasp
assorted beads and scrap items
broken earrings
broken necklace chains
jump rings
jewelry wire
round nose pliers


This Altered art project shows you how to turn broken jewelry pieces, single earrings and odds and ends into a beautiful altered art junk bracelet.

The key to creating a beautiful altered art bracelet it layers of different items. For this project we used :

broken earrings
broken lengths of necklace chains
old necklace pendants

and just attached them to the bracelet chain using jump rings.

Oddments of beads have been added using jewelry nose pins that were hand made using lengths of wire. Simply take your length of wire and twist one end into a loop using your round nose pliers. Add your beads and then close the length of wire by forming another loop with your pliers.

Randomly add your oddments to the bracelet chain creating a layered look.


  1. Veronica T Brickhouse says

    New to jewelry making and I have so many ideas flowing thru my head I don’t know where to start! This necklace is absolutely amazing and has opened up many new ideas for me!


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