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47 DIY Jewelry Projects Made With Beautiful Things You Can Find In Nature

Wear the art of the natural world all the time! Beware: these DIY inspirations might turn you into the subject of a future Portlandia episode. \o/

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1. Take special rocks and turn them into pendants.

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With a soldering iron and some lead-free solder, it's easy to turn any rock into a pendant.

2. Drill holes through river rocks you collected on that trip to Scotland.

Find the tutorial here!

3. Press Queen Anne's lace in a pendant.

Find it here.
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4. Weave a chain web around those weird rocks you've had in your desk drawer for years.

Find the tutorial to make it here!
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5. Drill through a bison tooth to make a pendant.

Find it here.
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6. Crush beach shells to make a collar.

Find the tutorial here!
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Find the tutorial here!

7. Wrap herbs and thyme to make a woodland necklace.

Make a thyme necklace for a woodsy feast. Find it here.
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Make a thyme necklace for a woodsy feast. Find it here.

8. Link stone beads together for a dramatic piece.

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All you need is some chain, wire, and stone beads! Video tutorial here.

9. Transform prickly porcupine quills into some nature punk.

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And make a matching necklace!
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And make a matching necklace!

10. Plant seedlings in a tiny wearable pot.

Clean the air you breath right around your neck!
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Clean the air you breath right around your neck!

11. Felt colorful wool into an empty walnut.

Find it here!
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12. Save a raven feather in an orb.

A tiny jet black feather inside a transparent, glass bead. Find it here.
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A tiny jet black feather inside a transparent, glass bead. Find it here.

13. Display Caribbean beach rocks on a leather base.

Find the tutorial here!
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14. Hollow out beautiful river stones and fill them with more... stones. :)

This looks impossible but it's simpler than you think with the right tools!
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This looks impossible but it's simpler than you think with the right tools!

15. Wrap a piece of agate in a surprising rhinestone chain.

A super simple tutorial here.
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16. Make rock souvenirs into something you'll keep forever.

Take rocks from a special trip and turn them into jewelry!
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17. Ladder rough cut stones using beautiful jewelry findings and wire.

Amethyst never looked so good. Find it here!
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Amethyst never looked so good. Find it here!

18. Maintain delicate dandelion seeds with glass orb earrings.

Make a wish-- and have it with you forever! Find these here.
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Make a wish-- and have it with you forever! Find these here.

19. Want something fast? Wrap a rock in wire to make a pendant.

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Take any rock and wrap it with a bit of wire for a bohemian pendant! Video tutorial here.

20. Press a spring daisy in a locket.

Dry a flower in a book and wear it forever! Get it here.
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Dry a flower in a book and wear it forever! Get it here.

21. Drill through beach shells and make them into a fisherman's necklace.

Summer, bike rides, sand, and sailing. Find this necklace here.
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Summer, bike rides, sand, and sailing. Find this necklace here.

22. Attach a slice of agate to a chunky chain.

Is there anything more mesmerizing than the inside of a geode? Find how to make this necklace here.
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Is there anything more mesmerizing than the inside of a geode? Find how to make this necklace here.

23. String a piece of quartz on a delicate chain.

Find the simple and sophisticated tutorial here.
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Find the simple and sophisticated tutorial here.

24. Make a resin orb with real flowers.

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Save flowers from a special bouquet or occasion and wear them as jewelry! Video tutorial here.

25. Preserve a bug with a brooch.

This one probably grosses a lot of folks out, but this brooch reminds you that you can always find beauty in the most unassuming places. (Srsly, that iridescence.) Find it here.
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This one probably grosses a lot of folks out, but this brooch reminds you that you can always find beauty in the most unassuming places. (Srsly, that iridescence.) Find it here.

26. Weave a mini tapestry with driftwood and sea glass from that weekend you spent at Cape Cod.

Find it here.
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27. Take that weird tusk you found at the flea market and turn it into a bohemian statement.

Find the tutorial here.

28. Gild some mussel shells with a bit of gold paint.

Find the description here, and find gold leaf paint here.
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29. Plant a tiny succulent terrarium around your neck.

Find the tutorial here.

30. Crush some pyrite and glue it into a brass bangle.

Find the tutorial here.

31. Dip a shark tooth in gold paint and wrap it in wire.

Find the tutorial here.
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Find the tutorial here.

32. Turn a piece of driftwood into a pendant.

Find it here.
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33. Soak a slice of wood in water and form it around a hair clip.

Once it dries out, add a bit of glue! Find the clip here.
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Once it dries out, add a bit of glue! Find the clip here.

34. Turn feathers into delicate earrings.

Find the tutorial here!
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35. Surround maple seeds with resin for a pendant.

Find these here.
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36. Collect rocks from different stops on one trip and turn it into a dramatic statement necklace.

Find the tutorial here! All of these rocks are from a trip around the UK and Ireland.
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Find the tutorial here! All of these rocks are from a trip around the UK and Ireland.

37. Drill + stack colored pebbles in a metal jewelry finding.

Pebblestack pendant tips here.

38. Crochet a frame around agate slices and add some cord.

Find the tutorial here.
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39. Envelop a pinecone in resin for an ethereal necklace.

Find it here.
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40. Or turn pinecones into a woodland headband.

This tutorial is in the Jewelry Recipe Book.
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This tutorial is in the Jewelry Recipe Book.

41. Turn a regular rock into the centerpiece of a surprising statement necklace.

Find the tutorial here.

42. Swirl a fern in some resin.

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43. Or suspend a dandelion seed in a midnight cabochon. <3

Find it here!
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44. Pop some resin with an acorn cap and preserve fall for the whole year.

Find it here.
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45. Or capture seasonal masterpieces in brooch form.

Just add resin! Find these here.
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Just add resin! Find these here.

46. You can also keep a clip of your first successful pot of balcony rosemary in a bangle.

Find it here.
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47. And finally-- preserve pure luck in a blown glass ball.

Find it here!
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