Thursday, 6 September 2012

My First Guest - Natalie - NorthShore Days

It's my great pleasure to present my first ever guest at DK's Craft Café - Natalie from NorthShore Days, a girl who tells stories through her fantastic jewellery. She's got a great tutorial for us today.

Hello Everyone, I'm Natalie and I  blog over at NorthShore Days where I share crafts, DIY, photos and funny stories about my 3 loud, cheeky but very sweet kids… 

I love white decor and everything beachy and I’m lucky enough to live very near the beach on the beautiful North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

I'm very excited to be here guest posting for Donata. Dona has been such a great bloggy friend and a wonderful support during my blogging journey...

Today I'll be sharing one of my latest jewellery creation with you all...

 Its such a simple tutorial and I'm hoping you are inspired to make your own. I found this gorgeous tile pendant in the jewellery section of Spotlight and I just love turquoise so had to buy it.

What you will need:
A tile or decorative bead, 3 charms or smaller beads, a headpin, jump rings and long nose pliers.

What you need to do: (following the pics)

Gather all the components.

Snip the end off the head pin as you will be looping both ends of it.

Form a loop by first bending the end of the pin at a 90 degree angle then looping the pin back onto itself - this forms a really neat loop.

Pass the pin through the tile and repeat the loop at the other end.

Using jump rings, secure the smaller beads or charms to one end of the looped head pin.

Attach the pendant to a chain using another jump ring.

 Seriously how easy is that? And how cute ....

 I love how this necklace turned out, and as I used a copper chain and accents along with the turquoise, it has a real beachy vibe to it

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thank you so much to Donata for having me.
Dont forget to pop on over and visit me at NorthShore Days and say hi...

Take care


Thank you so much, Nat! You never fail to touch my heart with your creations.Please visit Nat over at her blog and check out her etsy shop XOX


  1. I love it! Everything about it!!! Colors, shape...Great job Natalie!

  2. Oh so gorgeous! Natalie, you take the best pics too!

  3. I loved this necklace so much - I had to buy one!!!

    Great guest post! I'm a new follow - looking forward to following along!


  4. So pretty. I agree about your beautiful photos too!

  5. I loved the necklace and I really appreciate that you share some good tips and other components which can really make a beautiful necklace. I would love to try for me as well and I think it can be a beautiful present to my friends.

  6. Thank you Dona for having me and thank you to everyone for your great comments xxx Mary I hope you enjoy your new necklace

  7. Nat, the pleasure is all mine!
    Thank you all for stopping by and supporting my fantastic guest.
    Finally, some first-class photos on my blog too :)

    This is a cafe - I love guests.
    So if anybody is interested to share here, just let me know.
    I'd love to have you.

    Love to all xox

  8. Your necklace is beautiful Nats! Such great photos too. Great job!
    I also love following your NorthShore Days blog.


  9. Yay,I love this pendant! Tuquoise is my favourite color. That big bead reminds me to Murano glass :)


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