Friday, August 31, 2012

DIY: Vintage Hello Kitty Charm Necklace

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you guys- but for me, the week has been never-ending.  I honestly have no idea why--it was just one of those weeks that keep dragging on and on, and everyday I would wake up wondering if it was Friday yet.  So, I'm ready for the holiday weekend!  We don't really have any plans, which is actually pretty exciting to me because I'm really into the idea of relaxing this weekend.  What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Moving onto the DIY.  This week I decided to make a charm necklace using some of the vintage mini Hello Kitty figures that I have been collecting over the years (and I have TONS!)  I absolutely love vintage charm necklaces (and Hello Kitty of course!) so I thought this would be a fun project.  I also made some matching bracelets too.  All of these items are now available for sale in my etsy shop! :)

Things you will need for this DIY: A chain- I'm using an antique colored chain to go with my charms.  You can find these at craft stores such as Jo-Ann's and Michaels.  You'll also need small bead rings to attach the charms, a variety of charms (I'm using vintage Hello Kitty pieces) and something for closing the necklace.  To close this necklace, I'm using ribbon.  Lastly, you'll need jewelry pliers for opening and closing the rings.

So are you ready to begin?


1. Gather your materials. 

 2. Pick out the charms you want to use and line them up.  Make sure you have one charm that will be your center focus and an equal amount of charms on both sides of the center charm.


3. Attach your first charm in the center using a jewelry ring.

4. Continue to add the charms on both sides of the necklace until all the charms have been added. 

5. Tie a ribbon at the end of one side, leaving space on both sides so that it can loop through the other side to tie a bow. 

It's complete!!


























7. Wear & enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this week's DIY!  Will you try it?
Please don't forget that you only have one day left to enter my $50 Mont Affair Gift Card Giveaway!!!  
Have a great weekend and don't forget to visit my Etsy Store!!
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109 comments:

  1. Wow, what a cute necklace :) really beautiful! greetings!

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  2. Wow, this necklace looks fantastic! really really like it! :)

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  3. The necklace is so cute!!!


    Love
    Mehak
    www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

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  4. That necklace is soo you, I love it!!! Ps I think I might be ordering some of your glasses today!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  5. OMG so CUTEEEE... i love Hello Kitty and i adore this necklace, i want that :)

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It's available in my etsy shop! ;)

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  6. so cute..:)
    love it.. will try it fr sure
    xo sabbi

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  7. Hi dear, this Hello Kitty necklace is so beautiful, great work:)
    kisses chris

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  8. This is adorable and I love how you put your title across the tee in the last pics.. genius!
    Enjoy your relaxing weekend..I plan on doing the same :)
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  9. Great Idea! it's soo cute <3
    Have a great weekend!
    Love Kira *schuhReich*

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  10. hah, so pretty necklace! Did you look on my new post?

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  11. Love Hello Kitty! What a perfect necklace! :D

    Hope you have an awesome long weekend!

    Miki.

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  12. How FUN! And I LOVE it that you're wearing a Star Wars T-shirt!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  13. Okay, I just can't handle this much cuteness!!!!!!
    Love, love, love!! :)
    And sooooo happy for your skirt...totes need to see a post with that soon!!
    XOXO

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    1. I'm so excited about it too! I can't wait to wear it out! ;)

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  14. wonderful .. love hello kitty!!

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  15. AAAAHHHHH! You did this post especially for Hello Kitty fans, don't you?!
    Of course I love it. This is one of my favorite DIY, it looks so cute :-)

    Have a happy relaxing weekend!
    See you Allion xx

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  16. so cute :)

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  17. hello kitty stuff... insanely cute always

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  18. wow you are an artist, Allison !! so cute !

    XX Luba
    Well Living Blog
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

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  19. Such a cute DIY, really want to try it! Love your blog, would you like to follow eachother? :) xx

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  20. Just followed you xoxo :D

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    xoxo

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    1. aww thank you so much for following! I really appreciate it!

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  21. This is ADORABLE!! I love Hello Kitty. :D

    Wanna follow each other? ♥

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  22. Lovely blog!!
    I really like this brilliant design blog.Thanks for share......:-)

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  23. Great post and very cute necklace!!!

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  24. this is insanely cute!! love it A!! ah, hello kitty. you're so adorable. *girl sigh*

    xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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  25. OMG, I love this! You know I adore your DIYs, they are always so cute! Have a great weekend Allison! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  26. Such a cute DIY!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kisses

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  27. this is the cutest diy, i love it!

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

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  28. Good idea, you should establish an own company, because you're doing great things :D

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    1. aww thanks so much! I actually just set up my etsy shop about a week ago! :)

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  29. such a fun and quirky idea!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  30. This looks so adorable! I really like the simplicity and your sense of style is great! Please check out my new post, I think it´s similar to your style!

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  31. Have a relaxing long weekend, Allison:) And of course, love the necklace!

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  32. that's so cute!! i like that!! that could be hang on the bags too:D
    Have a sweet and brilliant day!!
    Greeting from ヽ(^。^)ノ

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    and let me know if you like to follow each other (just making friends) But if you don't like, it's still ok :D no problems at all (*^。^*)



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  33. This is so cute it hurts :) Love this DIY so much.

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  34. more than kawai!!! yepo *o*

    #contest #gemeymaybelline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dtuph8EgUI&feature=plcp

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  35. Heey I love your blog, you're very stylish and this is so cool :)
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  36. Cute! My nieces would go crazy over this!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY (where fashion and food collide!)
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  37. Nice DIY!
    Would you like follow each other?

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  38. This is so adorable, thanks for sharing such a great DIY!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  39. you are so talented :) Great job!

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  40. I had an amazing trip, thank you so much!
    And other amazing diy! So cute with Hello Kitty :3
    Love it!
    Lots of kisses*

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  41. i love diy so as soon as i saw this i HAD to come and have a read! I am going to try and find myself some similar charms to give this a go!

    I have recently done a DIY on my blog, if you have a min please check it out and let me know what you think!

    E-L xo

    www.emma-louwagstaff.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. This is such a cute idea!!! i like it a lot!!!!
    your blog is great maybe you like to follow each other?! let me know :) greetings www.yuliekendra.com

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  43. so cute!!great DIY!!

    http://umi-fashionstyle.blogspot.jp/

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  44. CUTEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. nice blog
    http://doseofglambition.blogspot.com/

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  46. Nice!
    I also published a DIY on my last post.
    xoxo

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  47. Another amazing DIY!Love the necklace so much!The tee is gorgeous by the way, love it too!
    Kisses.

    http://blogdavicm.blogspot.com.br/

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  48. Ah, that's so cute!! I wish I had a Hello Kitty necklace. Gonna have to see if I can find some charms and try making this! :)
    ♥ x i x i a | thisisxixia.com

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  49. so nice!! I'll try! ;)

    Thanks for the information of your sunglasses, I'll have a look to the web page :)
    Besitos pretty ;)

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  50. oh my god, this is so cute! I would like to do something similar to this...It´s been a very inspiring post! Thanks! xx

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  51. well, how cute is that! :) I'm a Hello Kitty fan too and I even have a HK necklace (or two, I'm not sure). btw, I'm turning a bit sad because I can't shop in your store, hehe :P

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  52. Cute! Not really into all this Hello Kitty stuff, but I could easily replace those Hello Kitty charms with something else! :D

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  53. oh my i'm not sure who would love this more me or my daughter. you are so crafty love this diy!!!!!!!! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  54. Hello Allison! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog (:
    I follow you, hope you'll follow me back soon!

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  55. cute! thanks for sharing the idea :)

    check out my new post breepluse.blogspot.com
    keep in touch :)

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  56. lovely!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  57. so cute!
    we're new and would love you to visit our blog and if you like it please feel free to follow us via GFC and bloglovin!
    http://www.lepechedevenus.blogspot.com/
    xoxo. A

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  58. so coool ! :D really like you're blog !

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  59. Too CUTE! Love the ribbon closure - a very pretty touch!

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  60. I love this Diy so much!!! I am doing so many in my blog this week!!Could you please consider following each other? I think you could really like my blog! www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter: @shineonbyandrea Pinterest: shineonbyandrea

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  61. this is such a great idea! i like the result! :)

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  62. This is freaking awesome. Thanks so so much for visiting a leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
    Sending love and peace.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  63. I like this DIY , is so adorable !!! Thans to sharing with us :)
    Clo
    http://latelierdelachouette.blogspot.it/

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  64. It's adorable! :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  65. What a cute idea! I really wanna make one <3

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  66. That's so cute!! Nice DIY :)
    Do you want to follow each other? I've just followed you on gfc and bloglovin' xx
    ~Mannie (mightymannie.blogspot.com)

    Bloglovin' Youtube Tumblr Twitter

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  67. Really cute! You did a great job honey... I love the necklace!

    *hugs*
    Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  68. Hello my dear♥♥♥

    Such a great post!

    I hosting a new giveaway on my blog. You are mostly invited to participate!
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    Kisses,


    Nicoleta - REINVENT YOURSELF

    www.nicoleta.me

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  69. Oh, it's lovely! It would be great to wear that with rock'n'roll -outfit, the contrast could be amazing... :)

    http://guabk.blogspot.fi/

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  70. Its so beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us.

    Selvia
    xx

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  71. what a great idea, will try this one very soon

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