In the summer I tend to lean towards more minimalist style jewelry. I found these shaped jump rings and I knew I had stumbled upon a perfect project for a cute DIY necklace for my summer jewelry stash. This is perfect to put on and forget you’re wearing. And oh my goodness, so easy to make!
I will walk you through the steps to make your own minimalist star necklace, with an added (heart shape) alternative!
Supplies needed to make your own cute DIY necklace:
- Silver Star Shaped 10mm Jump Rings
- Silver 4mm JumpRings
- Silver Chain
- 2mm Small Loop Steel Cable Chain
- Silver 12mm Lobster Clasp
- Jewelry Tool Set
First, measure out the length of chain you want. That is the best thing about making your own jewelry! “Choker” length, as sold in stores, is a whole new definition on my fat neck!
Then clip the chain to the desired length with wire cutters.
Then attach a clasp to one end of the chain and a jump ring to the other end. Make sure to bend your jump rings sideways, slip them on the chain, and then bend them back together.
Clasp your necklace together, and pull it tight to determine the middle of the finished necklace.
Using wire cutters, clip the chain in the center.
Then attach your star shaped jump ring to the middle of the chain, using a small round (4mm) jump ring on each side of the clipped chain.
Last make sure all of the jump rings are closed tightly.
Depending on how much chain you have, you can create quite a few necklaces from the above-listed supplies.
Another fun option is the heart shaped jump rings.
I made a few extra necklaces to keep on hand for quick and inexpensive gifts.
I think a matching bracelet and earrings would be cute too! These pre-made jump rings make jewelry making fun and easy.
Even if you have never made your own jewelry, I hope I have convinced you to give this cute DIY necklace project a try.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).