I’m a huge fan of the layered necklace trend that you can find in all the big stores right now but sometimes I want to customize them to be a better fit for my personality and style. Thank goodness Consumer Crafts has a ton of jewelry diy options for me to choose from including multi-strand jewelry clasps that make layered necklaces a breeze. I designed this nature inspired DIY layered necklace to work great with the boho-chic summer festival wear but it will also transition easily into any fall wardrobe as well. Let’s get started!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY layered necklace:
- Lobster Clasp with Bar
- Antique Copper Plated Jump Rings
- Antique Gold & Silver Flower Charms
- Embossed Vintage Chain in Antique Copper
- Embossed Vintage Chain in Antique Gold
- Clear Filament
- Micro Crimper Tool
- Gold Crimp Tubes
- Brass Eye Pins
- Precision Pliers Set
- Wooden Coin Beads
- Flower Shaped Beads
Step 1. Create a strand with the wooden beads using the nylon mono-filament. Use the crimping tool and crimp beads to end each side of strand with a loop. Put aside until you’re ready to assemble the entire necklace.
Step 2. Create a fixture with the flower ceramic bead and an extra long eye pin. Wrap excess wire around base of eye. Use jump rings to attach both the ceramic flower and brass bee to two strands of chain. Make sure that each one is slightly longer than the next to create that nice layered look.
Step 3. Attach each necklace strand to the lobster clasp with jump rings.
Step 4. Continue attaching necklace strands until completed. Wear and enjoy!
I absolutely love how the vintage look of the Steampunk jewelry items coordinates perfectly with the natural feel of both the wood and ceramic beads.
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.