…The Five a Week Pledge.
This week’s craft:
Doll Sized Jewelry
Most of the projects from last year were doll items because I had just gotten my ball jointed doll (see Catching Up: A New Friend) and because small things like doll clothes, etc. are perfect for this challenge. I thought since I got another doll (see Two of a Kind Doll Dresses), that I should continue this idea so she can have plenty of things too.
That being said, this jewelry wasn’t actually made for the new doll. I made one bracelet for her but the rest is for the older doll, Hikaru (See my doll blog for her reaction to the jewelry).
It’s been a year since I got her so it’s technically her “birthday”. Actually it was her birthday last month, I got her toward the end of May and in my head I thought it was June. Anyway, jewelry is a perfect present for a doll right?
First up is the bracelets, as modeled by my new ball jointed doll, Usagi. The two on the left are simply faux pearls on elastic, I added a bow to the one on the right because I made it for Usagi.
They are made with larger pearls than the ones for the necklaces because the elastic was too thick to use for the small pearls. No problem, there’s nothing wrong with having a chunkier bracelet.
Now the first necklace was made with the smaller pearls strung together with an ordinary clasp at the back. Simple as can be but very cute. I bought these pearls ages ago at Joann Fabric and Crafts intending to eventually make doll necklaces (see The Biggest Craft Haul Ever).
I didn’t want the second necklace the same way as the first and I had plenty of the thin ribbon, so I tried this idea I found for making bracelets with beads and ribbon. I’m afraid I can’t remember where I saw it, but I thought at the time that it was super cute an looked easy to do. It took a bit of time even at doll size, but it was easy enough and the result is very cute.
And since ribbon is used, no need for a clasp. I actually don’t like clasps and usually avoid them when I can. I kind of want to make another one of these necklaces for myself now.
Now I have pretty necklaces and bracelets for my dolls, and good ideas for myself. Now what’s in store for next week.