This DIY layered necklace tutorial shows how simple it is to DIY chic accessories. You don’t have to get spendy to look great! I am very interested in personal style because it can be such a good way to express yourself.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY layered necklace:
- Black Beading Thread
- Gold Curved Tube Beads
- Gold Crimp Beads
- Gold Jump Rings (2)
- Gold Clasp
- Jewelry Pliers
Step 1. Cut four lengths of thread the length you want your necklace. If you want your necklace layers lined up in a row, cut lengths 1 inch apart (ex: 30in, 29 in, 28 in, 27in). I added a bit of length to each piece because I knew I would be trimming a little here or there. I also decided to make two of my lengths about the same size so the layers wouldn’t be lined up in a perfect row but instead, a bit messy.
Step 3. At the end of each thread, slide a crimp bead, create a small loop in the thread with the end in the bead, and then pinch it shut with pliers. Once I did four of these, I checked the lengths of my threads to make sure it still lined up how I wanted. Then I did the other sides of the threads (four more loops and crimps). This closes the threads up so the tube beads won’t slide off. Step 4. Place four of the loop ends onto a jump ring, then slide a clasp on and close the jump ring with pliers. For the other side of the necklace, place the four looped ends onto a jump ring and use the pliers to close it up.
This part is a tiny bit tricky because you want to keep your layers in order. So, when you put the first four loops onto a jump ring, put the longest layer on first, then the next longest, and so on. Then, when you put the other side on the jump ring, you have to stay in order. So longest on first, etc. This keeps it all tidy.
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