DIY Gold Chain & Crystal Necklace | My Girlish Whims

DIY Gold Chain & Crystal Necklace

Sunday, March 17, 2013 |
Sometimes I sit and stare at my jewelry supplies just waiting for inspiration to hit...sometimes something comes to me right away...and sometimes I just get stuck. This was one of those times that I just got STUCK. And then finally, when I settled on a design...I looked at and was like...really? That simple?? Yup. So, this design is very simple but certainly took awhile to come up with.  Hopefully this tutorial will inspire you with some of your own supplies so you can make something similar with much less planning time :)

The inspiration for this necklace was the chunky gold chain and these gorgeous crystal pendant beads I got from my sponsor Whole Port. 

Supplies needed for this necklace are a chunky chain, 20mm Crystal Pendant Crystal Bead Golden Pendants, jump rings, a clasp, and needle nose pliers. 

There's really only one basic step to this necklace - attaching the crystals to the chain. To do so, open up a jump ring with needle nose pliers, and slide it onto a bead, and squeeze it shut.

Use another jump ring to attach the bead and jump ring onto the chain like so:

Continue to do so for all of the beads.

Attach a clasp to the back of the chain using a jump ring.

And viola, you're done!

I love how this necklace turned out! Very simple, but very stylish as well. And easy to make after you figure out what supplies you want to use!!

Now to decide...keep it for myself or add it to the etsy shop??? Ah, the hard decisions of a crafter :)

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Rachael F said...

Very pretty! I would love to see what it looks like on though!

Sending you sunshine,

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! I bet you could wear it with just about anything. Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

kelly @ view along the way

Liz Hockamier said...

So very pretty and trendy too! :)
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Michelle said...

Fun and glammy! Love it! :) Michelle

Charis Designs said...

Love this necklace- do you have the item number for the pendants? I looked on their website and couldn't find them

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Here's the link for the beads:

Charis Designs said...

thank you :)

nancy john said...

As a new jewelry designer who turn its love for jewelry for something more I know how hard it can be to be noticed or just appreciated.

Aesthetic Jewelry

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