tuTORIal: DIY Jewelry

On last night’s episode of Craft Wars, the contestants had to craft their own DIY jewelry in the Pop Challenge, and since DIY jewelry making is something so near and dear to my heart, I thought today I’d show you my take on the stylish craft.



In this round of What Would Tori Do, I’m making a necklace out of some old tee shirts, some chain, wire, and a brooch. It’s amazing how, with a little inspiration and a crafty touch, these everyday items can morph into fabulous, trendy statement pieces.

See how I do it in the video below:

You can check out some of my other tuTORIals and learn other Craft Wars techniques on the TLC website.

What piece of jewelry would you make? What items would you use? Tell me your dream crafts in the comments below! And if you’ve already created your own jewelry, please share it with me by uploading a photo to your profile and leaving the link in the comments – I’m dying to see what you’ve put together! Need help uploading? Click here!


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  • Gloria Best

    If I’d had the materials from last night’s episode to work with, I definitely would have put some of the earphone pieces or beads on the wire and crocheted a flower as an accent! :-)

  • Emily Beebe
  • doreen porzio

    Wow, That necklace is So Beautiful and unique! I can’t believe you used a T shirt to pull through the chains! Girl, you got me on this one! I really Love the rosettes you made surrounding the Vintage Broach!…. Maybe, I can tackle that part for now!! LoL!! Gorgeous Look!! Gee, I wonder how you came up with such a wonderful Idea??? ( DIY Jewelry so near and dear to my heart!) You are just tooooo Amazing for Words!!!!! How do you come up with all of this stuff??? Meaning, ALL of Your IDEAS!! You are pure Genius, my dear!!! Xo :))

  • Juliana Pace

    Lovely necklace. I make all kinds of my own jewelry, even have a big Tupperware container with parts…I collect parts and change them out for different things so that I may have one necklace one way for awhile and then change it when I get tired of it. No photos of my recent ones but I think I can find a photo or two of some old bracelets that I made.

  • Juliana Pace

    I found 3 photos but these were just easier, memory wire bracelets that I made several years ago: