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Feeling Lucky?

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, our favourite drinking holiday next to New Years (oh who am I kidding, any night here is good for a Wiser’s night), here are two simple pendants you can make.

First the clover pendant necklace. Inspired by a morning trip to Home Depot to look for paint swatch samples, that led to a trip down the hardware aisle where I saw these.

S screws

Then I got some green thread and a sewing needle.

4 leaf clover necklace

I placed the two “S” screws on top of each and then basically sewed a continuous tight loop to hold them together. And it would up like this.

Could also make for one fun little flower!

4 Leaf Clover necklace

Then the wooden block pendant necklace. First I dug up some wooden craft blocks.

wooden blocks

And some eye screws.

eye hooks

Found my stamp set and thought about my husband’s favourite and luckiest number, 13. Also his birth date.

So I stamped the number 13 on a block. Then I took a thumbtack and pushed it in to make a hole, so it would be easier to screw in the eye screw.

wood pendant

wood pendant (2)

And it wound up like this.

wood cube pendant necklace

wood pendant (3)

With this one, the possibilities are endless. A set of lucky dice anyone? This was so super simple and easy that my 5 year old made one for herself with her own initials.

What’s your lucky number or good luck charm?

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Kate
    March 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Love these Alex – so simple and yet gorgeous! I’m off to hunt down some wooden craft cubes…

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      Alex@northstory
      March 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      I am thinking they need some paint. Some other ones that is. Possibly some ombre. Wait is that a trend? Ok now I’m going to hell.

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    Lynne
    March 1, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Hey Alex ! LOVE it. The little block cubes would make adorable Christmas tree ornaments too. Non? Yes ! 🙂 Love the ideas. Love em ! xx

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      Alex@northstory
      March 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Ornaments! Yes! Maybe covered in encrusted diamonds. Oh wait we’re supposed to all about earthy wood decor in this. I’ll figure something out. Maybe I’ll have too much time on my hands and do a garland with it. That couldn’t possibly take long AT ALL!

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    Danielle
    March 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    These are amazing! I really like the block… simple and elegant! Somebody needs to open an Etsy store…

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      Alex@northstory
      March 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      As flattering as you are my dear, can you imagine my poor thumbs after a dozen orders? Eye screws are the root of all evil in wood crafts sometimes. At least I knew better this time than to do all 18 ribbon wands at once.

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    Stacey
    March 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Both of these are too cute!! I can see having a dozen little blocks in my jewelry box with all kinds of things on them. FUN!
    I kid you not…. I have on that EXACT silver necklace today. 🙂

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      Alex@northstory
      March 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Personalized party favours at Stacey’s house!!

      No way? That’s all I ever wear. I am not a big jewelry person b/c I am always wearing a plain silver chain and all I ever do is switch up the pendants on it. I like very simple clean pieces. It would be a cold day in hell if you ever found me in costume jewelry.

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    Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
    March 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Ah! Danielle stole my comment!! Etsy is calling you…
    I kind of want you to put a little turret and roof on that block and paint some fancy front doors on it.

    • Reply
      Alex@northstory
      March 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Challenge accepted! Send me a link to your proper house front and I will make and mail you one. Now if my doors come out looking like a defunct drawing you still have to blog about it.

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    the home tome
    March 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    So cute! You are a Stamping Sensation! My lucky number is 14 – was my jersey number when I played ice hockey in college 🙂 I think one of these cubes would look great with a 14 🙂

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      Alex@northstory
      March 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      14! Woo hoo! We have a sequence. Mine is 15. And 38. I sense a giveaway is starting by default of the ease of me actually doing this. Just b/c I said that I am going to screw up every single stamp on the blogs.

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    ScrapAndSalvage
    March 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    very cute and fun! my favorite number is 306. no kidding. HA!
    great necklace crafts!

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      Alex@northstory
      March 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      306?!! Ok what’s the story behind that one…

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        ScrapAndSalvage
        March 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        ha! i wish this was a better story. growing up my twin and i played “workish” (workish could be anything from school teacher to doctor to insurance adjuster to museum curator) and my phone extension was always 306. always. hers was 28. 😀

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    thethinkingcloset
    March 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I don’t know if it was lucky, but my favorite number as a kid was 5. I always requested 5 or 50 as a jersey number for whatever sport I was playing. Makes me think I need a “5” necklace of my own! Both of these ideas are SUPES cute, Alex. I would expect nothing less from you, my dear.

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      Alex@northstory
      March 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I think you need a 5 necklace. In fact based on this trend I may just have to do a small giveaway of some sorts.

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    kristen
    March 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    aw these are so cute and so easy!

    Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ wwww.ladybug-blessings.com

    Kristen

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      Alex@northstory
      March 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Taelia88
    March 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #25 🙂
    Have a great week!!

    • Reply
      Alex@northstory
      March 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you so much Tina! 🙂

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