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Top 10 Jewelry Crafts of 2012

Top 10 jewelry crafts of 2012 from Babble.com

Looking back on it, 2012 was one heck of a crafty year! It’s as if the blog world collectively embraced all things DIY, infusing our everyday lifestyle with pretty and personalized handmade goods. For sure, this was the biggest year in my memory for wonderfully inspired DIY jewelry ideas! These crafty inspirations were cropping up literally everywhere. From shiny beads to neon strands, from touches of gold to photo charms, here are my picks for the top 10 jewelry crafts of 2012! (Be sure not to miss my top 10 party crafts of 2012, too!)


  • Wood and Neon Lanyard Necklaces 1 of 10
    Wood and Neon Lanyard Necklaces
    Made from wood beads and neon hued lanyard cording, these necklaces and bracelets are as easy to make as they are super stylish! One of my personal favorites of the year.
    Get the how to from Martha Stewart.
  • Polaroid Necklace 2 of 10
    Polaroid Necklace
    With Instagram a huge sensation in 2012 and a renewed loved for Polaroid growing as we speak, these necklaces charmingly display a favorite photo!
    Get the how to from Dot Coms for Moms.
  • Gold Ring Necklace 3 of 10
    Gold Ring Necklace
    Made from easy-to-find embroidery thread and gold jewelry jump rings, this necklace creates a super chic statement using the most basic of supplies!
    Get the how to from flax & twine.
  • Nautical Rope Bracelet 4 of 10
    Nautical Rope Bracelet
    I love nautical inspired accessories, so this awesome bracelet made from cotton rope and shiny metal hardware is on my personal must-make list!
    Get the how to from Maché.
  • Wood Block Necklace 5 of 10
    Wood Block Necklace
    Color blocking is still a huge fashion trend and this easy-to-make wood block necklace is a simple way to work the look into your wardrobe.
    Get the how to from Lulu the Baker.
  • Melon Seed Necklace 6 of 10
    Melon Seed Necklace
    Melon seeds have never looked so good! Painted and strung on string they make a crazy awesome necklace that's totally unexpected.
    Get the how to from My Little Fabric.
  • Gold Nugget Earrings 7 of 10
    Gold Nugget Earrings
    High end in look but low end in price, these gold nugget earrings are made from molding clay, gold paint and simple hardware.
    Get the how to from Lovely Indeed.
  • Gold Tube Bracelets 8 of 10
    Gold Tube Bracelets
    Stacks of pretty bracelets are all the rage and making these cool gold tube bracelets is an easy way to achieve the look on the cheap!
    Get the how to from Honestly...WTF.
  • Polymer Clay Bead Necklace 9 of 10
    Polymer Clay Bead Necklace
    Big bauble statement necklaces were a hit in 2012 and this necklace rocks the look. Make your own by making polymer clay beads and stringing them on waxed cotton cording.
    Get the how to from Delighted Momma.
  • Printed Leather Brooch 10 of 10
    Printed Leather Brooch
    A truly unique way to showcase a favorite photo or image, make your own fashionable brooch, earrings or necklace by printing your own leather!
    Get the how to from Lana Red Studio.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

More from Cyd on Babble:
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Top 10 Party Crafts of 2012
Top 10 Winter Must-Haves for Home
Perfectly Pretty Hair Things for New Year’s Eve
10 New Year’s Tips to Make Your House a Haven
10 Glittery DIY Ideas for New Year’s Eve

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