Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Guest post: Natalie from NorthShore Days

Hey ya'll! I am soooo excited to introduce my first guest post writer here at This Yellow House. Her name is Natalie and her blog is NorthShore Days. She is a very sweet person with a wonderful blog! She has amazing tutorials on making jewelry and making creative things for the house. She also shares precious moments of her three adorable kids. I love reading her blog and I know you will too! 

Hi Everyone,

My name is Natalie and I blog over at NorthShore Days
I am the lucky mum of 3 fantastic, adorable, mischievous and sometimes downright naughty kiddos. I've been married to my Sean for nearly 14 years and we live on the beautiful NorthShore in Auckland, New Zealand.


I'm so excited to be here today. Allie has become a lovely bloggy friend in the short time she has been blogging and its so great seeing her go from strength to strength....

Today I'm going to share my Beach Inspired Wire Ring.
My passion is the beach and ocean - It is reflected in all my creations and makeovers, and I love making simple, wearable jewelry

About 2 months ago I made the matching bracelet to this ring and I also created a shell ring, just recently.

To make this ring you need a largish bead with a fairly big hole  , 18-20 gauge jewelry wirelong nose pliers, and something to use as a measure for your finger size (ideally you would use a ring mandrel, but the lid of my nail polish bottle worked perfectly)

I've taken photos of each step and they are so easy to follow.

First measure your finger with the wire and loop around the nail polish bottle lid.
Thread your bead through 4-5 coils of wire and make sure you leave at least a coil over on each side.
Take one of the leftover coils and wrap it around the bead.
Then wrap the wire end on either side of the bead as in pics 5 thru 8.
Use your pliers and tighten and neaten the wrapping on each side of the bead.

And you have a ring!!

Seriously how easy was that? I love this ring and am on the hunt for similar sized beads to make a few more.

I took about a million photos of my new favourite accessory... 


 I hope you enjoyed my post today and that you are inspired to try make your own ring.
Thank you so much for having me Allie.

Take care



  1. Wow Nat! You make the most beautiful stuff! I love it!

  2. Beautiful ring, Nat! Great tutorial and guest post! Pinning!

  3. That ring is so pretty! Sharing it on my FB page!!!

  4. This is so sweet!! are a talent!

  5. One more to add under 'Rings' on my Pinterest :)
    This one is my favourite. You need to open an Etsy shop, Nat.
    Thank you so much for a great tutorial!
    Hi. Allie!
    Hope you love the post too :)

    1. Hi Donata, yes I loved it :-) That ring looks amazing! Nat is seriously one talented woman.

  6. Thank you so much for having me Allie. And thank you for the lovely comments everyone. Big hugs xxx

  7. i must be dumb - is the wire one long piece - how do you get the bead to go on several pieces of wire?

  8. This is very pretty, you're so talented!