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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace

Fizzy Pops provided me with the materials used in this post. All opinions are my own.

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace Kit at

I can't believe Christmas is just a few weeks away! If you're looking for some gift ideas for the fashionistas and jewelry-makers in your life, Fizzy Pops DIY Kits are should be at the top of your list. We love creating chunky jewelry, and I hope that we can inspire you to create some, too!

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace Kit at

Each kit comes with everything you need including beads, bead wire, lobster clasp, and more to create a necklace. The only other supplies you might need to purchase is some chain nose pliers and nipper wire cutters (which can be purchased from Fizzy Pops or can be found in the jewelry section of the store).

My daughter gets compliments all the time on her Fizzy Pops jewelry, but I often hear moms say all the time that they could never make one themselves. It makes me sad because it's SO not true!! These kits are for everyone. You can be a beginner (barely able to string beads onto a string) or an expert at jewelry making, and I can promise you that you can do this!!

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace Kit at

Before I start stringing beads onto the wire, I like to lay everything out on some flannel or felt fabric. This way, I can decide if I like the necklace pattern and rearrange beads without having to string and unstring the necklace a bunch of times. Since she'll usually be the one wearing the jewelry, it has been fun to include my daughter in the design process and allow her to help arrange the beads.

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace at

At one end of the beading wire, add the lobster clasp and a crimp bead. If you have an active child or have problems with jewelry wire frequently breaking, I would recommend doubling the wire. Thread the wire through the lobster clasp then back through the crimp bead and crimp it closed. Start threading your beads onto the wire. When you get to the end, add the small chain and crimp bead and crimp it closed. Now your necklace is finished and ready for wear!

You can also find a fantastic step-by-step chunky bead necklace tutorial from Fizzy Pops if you need any help.

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace - Elf on the Shelf Idea at

Our Elf on the Shelf, Ollie, shows up at our house the night of Thanksgiving. This year, I plan to have Ollie bring my daughter her necklace to get her ready for the Christmas season! I can't wait to see her face and I'm sure she'll wear this necklace almost everyday.

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