Lately, I've been seeing people wear the prettiest, dainty and delicate layering necklaces, and I finally decided to get on trend! While I'm still a huge fan of bold statement necklaces (which many of my DIY necklaces are), I love the light subtlety of these necklaces, especially since I'm the kind of person who tends to wear jewelry for days at a time without taking it off.Read More
It probably comes as a surprise to NO ONE that I have lots of jewelry, especially necklaces! I don't think I buy jewelry often, but I keep pieces for a long time and probably make several pieces of jewelry every year. It always drove me nuts to keep my necklaces in a regular jewelry box, because they always got tangled and I'd spend 10 minutes every few weeks trying to separate a necklace I wanted to wear that day, tracing where each chain or string was going. One day, I thought of a solution - a closet, but for necklaces, where each necklace had its own "hanger"!Read More
I was so happy when I discovered Grace’s Stripes and Sequins blog, and at the time, I was in a serious statement necklace phase. So, I was clearly ecstatic to come across her post, a collaboration with Holst & Lee, on how to make a tassle necklace!
I followed the directions on Grace’s post religiously. At the time I was making it, it was the most difficult necklace I had ever attempted, but Grace’s instructions were flawless and it turned out really well!Read More
Most of the time, my DIY jewelry projects spawn off my desire to replicate some piece of jewelry I've seen in a store. However, every now and then, I'll have to think of a project that can use some item I bought on a whim - these kind of projects require a lot more creativity on my end, since I'm not basing it off of anything I've already seen!
This is one of those projects. I had spontaneously bought this sequined applique trim at a fabric store, unable to resist its sparkle, and knew I wanted to make some sort of bib necklace with it, but I wasn't sure exactly what it would look like. After a few searches, I got some ideas and decided to just start making it, and ended up with a really cute, feminine necklace!Read More
Two of my favorite blogs for DIY projects are Honestly WTF and Stripes and Sequins. Both of them have such awesome and easy-to-follow DIY jewelry tutorials, and I definitely picked up a lot of ideas from their posts!
One of my favorite necklaces is one that was a joint post for both of those two blogs: a woven chain collar necklace. The directions are pretty similar on both blogs (here and here), and as with all of their posts, I followed them word for word, but made a few adjustments so that I could use some supplies I had on hand.Read More
I’ve come to really appreciate how much a good necklace can pull an outfit together. This necklace was inspired by one I had seen at Anthropologie a few years ago, and is really easy to make. Like the beaded wrap bracelet, this necklace makes a great gift and you have a lot of freedom to make it your own!Read More