DIY Red Statement Necklace | My Girlish Whims

DIY Red Statement Necklace

Thursday, February 28, 2013 |
So... you guys sick of jewelry tutorials yet? I have some things keeping me busy at home currently so my crafting time has been --- zilp. Thus I'm working through my stash of phototurials I've done of jewelry projects but not posted yet! (PST! This next project is for sale in my etsy shop!) So next on the agenda is...

DIY Red Statement Necklace


I bought these red beads from a bead show just knowing they could be PERFECT for some kind of bib statement necklace. It took me awhile to play around with the beads enough to be able to get a design that would suit them well but I finally settled on this and just love how it turned out!

Supplies
 Supplies needed are oval beads, chain, head pins, eye pins, a clasp and jump rings, as well as needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. Since I got my beads from a bead show I don't have anywhere to link back for them...but I found some similar ones for good prices on Amazon (check out this fun widget!!):


Steps
First step is to make a simple loop with a head pin for the bottom bead of each of the strands that we will connect to the necklace. I had seven individual strands.

Next step is to connect the loop of the bottom bead unto an eye pin using needle nose pliers. Squeeze shut that loop and then make another simple loop on the other side of the bead.

Repeat for each of your strands like so:

Attach the top lop of each strand onto a piece of chain equal distance apart.

Next, use a jump ring to attach a clasp to your chain.

All hooked together.

Here's the completed bib:

I love this necklace! It gives such a great POP of COLOR!

 Oh so sauuuvayyy,

I think this would look great on a formal strapless dress or just on top of a solid top or some stripes to make a your outfit pop!

See? Statement necklaces are not so hard to make! After I came up with the design this necklace came together very quick. Have fun experimenting!

I'll be linking up to these parties:
 
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13 comments:

Monsterscircus said...

What a statement necklace!!! Really love those deep red beads and lovely tutorial, can never get enough jewllery inspiration. Have a happy day :-)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I really love your tutorials. They always inspire me to get back and design something myself.

bisous
Suzanne

NorasGranddaughter said...

No, we are definitely NOT tired of Jewelry tutorials. I cannot believe you would share such beautiful creations with us! You are an angel for sure. Please keep your wonderful ideas coming.

XXXX0000's to you! :)

c-ing said...

That's beautiful. One of the good things about making your own necklace is that you get to make the length exactly the way you want it.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

How gorgeous, great job!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I love this!!

Natalia Lynn said...

GOSH you're so talented! I love this one!

Kaara A said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog! I love the necklace ;)
Thanks for sharing,
xoxo- Kaara
http://inthekitchwithkaara.blogspot.com

Miss Jamrock said...

What size were the beads, or do you have a recommendation size?

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Miss Jamrock, I'm guessing they were around 12-15mm in length!

Stephanie said...

That necklace looks great! I love this new chunky style that is popular but I'm bit afraid to try it myself. You definitely have some jewelry talent! I have a link party happening on my blog and I'd love for you to join!
http://www.simplydreamandcreate.com/2013/03/simply-create-thursdays-1_7.html

THENDRAL said...

hai greetings... very very easy tutorial .... i love it.... thanks alot

Cindy Davis said...

I love this necklace! I have some beautiful Mahogany stones with the exact shape. I'm making this tonight. With the earrings to match.Thanks for sharing your talent. It's always helps to get new fresh ideas!
Be blessed.

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