It is a fascinating thing to watch two best girl friends spend their time together. No matter how difficult, selfish, introverted or annoying you may be, you surely have someone that loves you just the way you are. It is this significant other that you can share your deepest, darkest secrets with, who helps you through your break-downs and who doesn’t judge you when you eat a little too much ice cream. But how can you thank this special person in your life? You can surprise her with a Zodiac inspired spontaneous gift, handmade gift (from our list of Friends Jewelry DIY Ideas), get her an awesome dress or outfit, write her some deep and funny birthday or greeting cards or show up at her door with some interesting, funny and delicious cookies to make her feel special.
But what to do if you’re on a low budget or when words fail to explain how important your best friend is to you? There is only one answer: Best Friends Jewelry DIY Ideas. These tokens of appreciation can come in the form of charms, earrings, bracelets and many others and they will definitely brighten up you friend’s day. Here on Tenmania we have already discussed some interior design ideas that can be turned into great DIY projects, but today we will take a look over ten best friends jewelry DIY ideas that your friend will actually enjoy.
10 Best Friends Jewelry DIY Ideas
1. Sterling Silver Best Friend Charms
Nothing says Best-Friends-Forever like sterling silver best friend charm. This type of jewelry usually comes in the form of a breakaway heart, but you can offer your own unique model. This depends very much on the type of person that your best friend is, and nobody knows better than you. Best friend charms are usually small and discreet, and they can be easily hidden beneath clothes. They are the symbol of true friendship, especially because each of you holds one half. Until now there is nothing very “do-it-yourself” about it, but we are not done yet.
Once you have the charm, you can add it to various jewelry pieces. For example, you can attach it to a string, or knot a small bracelet on which you put it. However, if you feel inspired and you know you have some practical skills, here is a video tutorial for creating a Winged Heart Necklace for your best friend.
2. Safety Pin Bracelet
Safety pin bracelets look awesome, and they are super easy to make. If you want to offer a best friends charm to your significant other, you should consider the idea for various reasons. First of all, it isn’t at all expensive! All you need is a few safety pins, small sand beats, a string and a little patience. Your friend will appreciate the effort that you put into it. You can also make two matching bracelets, and create a unique symbol for your friendship.
3. Tiny Tassel Bracelet
Tiny tassel bracelets look really great, and every noob should be able to craft them with no problems . All you need is some colored string (the type of material is for you to decide), 22 centimeters of simple chain, a few hoops and some metal clippers. Use scissors to cut pieces of material which create a small tail-like accessory, hold them together with the help of the clippers and attach them to the chain at certain intervals. You can complete the bracelet with the help of a metal best friend charm.
If you take a look over this video tutorial, you will learn how to make bracelet tassels or pompons and you can transfer the knowledge and inspiration into creating other types of jewelry or special adornments.
4. Braided Bead Necklace
There are a lot of great gift ideas you can choose from and make yourself when it comes to showing love and appreciation to a person, but your best friend will surely love a new necklace, especially if she knows it came right out of your talented hands. Yet another example of jewelry that even a beginner can easily do, is the braided bead chain, one of the easiest and most spectacular best friends jewelry DIY ideas ever.
The only things that might prove difficult will be to close the necklace. In order to create this jewelry you will need some chain, sand beads, pliers, scissors, jump rings, a clasp, bead tips and some heavy thread to hold everything in place. What you want to do is to create a few strands of beads arranged on wires, which you then intertwine and fix with the help of the chain. For further information on the subject check out this tutorial.
5. Two Hearts Bracelet
Another creative gift idea for your best friend, the Two hearts bracelet is one of the simplest things you will ever make. Tiny, yet elegant, it will add a plus of class to every woman. All you need is 22 cm of chain, and some wire. Model two heart shapes with the wire, and attach them to the chain. The two hearts also work as clasps, to close the bracelet.
If you have some wire around, take things a little bit forward and try to also make best friends rings. Try a heart model, a spiral symbolizing your eternal connection or a clover to wish her good luck and keep her reminded that your best wishes always accompany her in her endeavors. Here is a video tutorial for wire rings you might want to create.
6. Heart Pattern Friendship Bracelet
Bracelets will never go out of style, and with so many designs to choose from, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have already featured a series of really cute designs. They make incredible best friends jewelry DIY ideas and they can be worn at 20 years old and at 50 years old with no problems. The heart pattern bracelet is an excellent best friends jewelry example, which you can do by yourself. Buy some pieces of strings, which have two colors, and knot them in a particular order to create the bracelet.
If you’re still rusty on your skills or you don’t know how to begin, this video tutorial will show you step – by – step what you need to do to create some friendship bracelets that will not be soon forgotten.
7. The Bow Ring
It is amazing what one can do with a little wire. This material is extremely resistant, yet flexible. To begin, get some pliers, and a wire. Fold the wire in a way to create a small bow, and then use a marker to form the loop of the ring. Fold the tips over the center of the ring to secure it.
Make matching rings for you and your friend. As we spoke about rings earlier and you got an idea of exactly how creative you can get, here is another video tutorial for making quick wire rings and who knows, if you get very good at this, you may also considering starting your own business based on hand made jewelry or fill your in between jobs period with a hobby that can be eventually monetized at some point. Maybe this type of ring isn’t as fabulous as an engagement diamond ring she may have received from her future husband, but she will value your ring, as nothing says “friends for ever” better than this gift.
8. Disco Earrings
If you girls like glamorous jewelry, then disco earrings are the best choice for you. I can’t believe that they have only recently came in fashion, and I have great news. They are super easy to make! You will need some small loops, chain, elastic, glue, a metal support, pliers and spray, in case you want to color it. Cut multiple chain pieces evenly and attach them to the support with the help of loops. Color the lower part of the chain for contrast and add clasps.
Women love earrings, so if you want to achieve greater goals in creating unique pieces of jewelry, think about learning how to make feather earrings and name earrings. Some best friends jewelry DIY ideas include also pieces bearing the name of the one who wears that piece of jewelry. Remember famous character from the iconic TV show Sex and the City? Carrie Bradshaw was not famous only for her statement and immortal outfits, but also for her Carrie necklace. So take the idea a step forward and watch this video tutorial on how to make name earrings for your best friend.
9. The Three Strand Bracelet
Simple, elegant and easy to use. These are the three virtues of the three strand bracelet. Purchase jewelry wire, pliers, some crimping beads, seed beads and cotton string. For a plus of elegance, also purchase some string on which you will place the sand beads. Place the seed beads on the strands, and use double loops to secure them. Take the colored string and knot some shamballa knots to make a macramé lock. Here is a video tutorial on shamballa friendship bracelets for you to understand the procedure and see how fun and easy it is to let your creativity and skills achieve amazing goals.
10. The Wire Motif Pendant
The reason for which I am featuring so many wire-type best friend jewelry DIY ideas is because they look great, they are special, and they will show your friend that you really took your time to create the present. The Wire Motif Pendant can take many shapes, but we will show you only one.
All you need is wire, some beads, a chain, and pliers. Be creative! Think about what your friend might like and create the most amazing best friends jewelry for her. If you can afford some semi – precious stones because you really want to make her the perfect birthday present or a congratulation present for some important achievement in her life, you can create a stone wire wrapped pendant for special occasions. Here is a video example to inspire you!
These are only ten out-of-the-box example of jewelry that your friend will enjoy, especially because you will make them yourself. They are small symbols of affection and appreciation, which will definitely strengthen the bond between you two.