For this week's installment of "DIY Design," we're switching things up.
Instead of sewing, we've recruited jeweler Lisa Salzer, the charming Lulu Frost designer and J.Crew's latest jewelry collaborator, to show you how to make a sparkly necklace. This piece is inspired by her Spring 2011 collection, called Modern Pioneer. It marries elements of the American West -- porcupine quills, conchos and turquoise -- with those of glamorous vintage jewelry -- antique brooches, costume pearls and crystals.
Here, Salzer explains how to make a double-pipe necklace. You'll need to equip yourself with some of the basic tools of jewelry making, plus a few decorative elements:
• Wire, flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, cutter, jump rings and lobster-claw clasp, all available at your local craft store or online at michaels.com.
• Short lengths of two-row crystal chain and bone hair-pipe beads, also available at most craft stores, or online at M&J Trimmings and Tandy Leather Factory, respectively.
• A vintage rhinestone or crystal pendant or brooch from a flea market, thrift shop, vintage store or, even better, your grandmother's jewelry box.
Once you've got your supplies in place check out our video and get started making your very own sparkly necklace!
For more DIY inspiration and instant shopping gratification, check out the Lulu Frost Web site.