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St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial
How's going everyone? It's been a busy one for me but that's not anything new. I did a last minute trip to Las Vegas last weekend. And it seems like it takes DAYS to recover from vacay. And then two days after getting home my mother in law shows up. Then my hubby and I got away for a night in Salt Lake City thanks to my sister watching my littles. It's so refreshing in my marriage to get away with my husband. I can't think of any getaway with my love that I didn't just well... love. So there was my week. I shouldn't complain. It was fun and all. I'm just trying to take moments to breathe when I can, which is why I didn't post last week.

So I'm back with my ramblings and this little tutorial to get you all geared up for St. Patrick's Day. Since I am constantly internet stalking other bloggers, (it's just what you do when you're a blogger, don't judge. Haha.) I had noticed some of my favs were decorating their collars. For example there the lovely Brittany from House that Lars Built who did a fun Valentines collar here. Or our love Alison who designed a lovely collar here. So I followed suit (no pun intended) with this DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace pin. Here's the tutorial:

 DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace

St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial


Needle-nose pliers
Holt Glue
Hot Glue gun


1. Plug in your hot glue gun.

2. Start with the needle-nose pliers and some of the wire. Unravel the wire so you have a few feet to work with.

3. Start shaping the wire by creating the ends of the horseshoe. you can see on the bottom left picture that I created a "T" shape first.

4. Continue making a "U" shape and return the wire back again to the starting "T".

5. Once you have created the base you can start wrapping the wire around the half circle portion. Continue to step 5 for more details.

St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial6. I found it helped if I straightened out the "U" temporarily and then held one end with the pliers. I then used my other hand to wrap the wire around the middle as pictured on the left below.

7. When you are done gently bend the line back into the "U" shape. You may want to use the needle-nose pliers.
St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial

St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial
St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial9.Measure the chain to about 6"-8" depending on how much you want it to hang. Mine was 8".

10. Attach the chain by opening up one side of the "T" and looping it through. Close the part you opened and use the needle-nose pliers to tightly close it.

11. Next take your horseshoe, hot glue gun, and the pins. Glue the flat part of the pins to the horseshoe.

12. Pin the horseshoes to your collars. Slap on some lipstick and look amazingly lucky!!

St Patrick's Day Jewelry: DIY Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Tutorial
As always let me know if you have any questions! Have a beautiful week full of luck, creativity, and happiness!



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