March 30, 2013

DIY Pendant Chain Necklace

DIY Necklace 
Are you like me? Then you love charms on a chain. A simple piece of jewelry is huge to make an outfit look awesome.
And your charm can be anything!
And, not only that, but it's super easy.
DIY Necklace
DIY Necklace
What you need:
Chain (I got mine at Joanns)
2 4mm jump rings (from a local craft store)
Charm (I bought mine here, and I bought this listing (same thing) later on) 
Needle-nose pliers (found at any craft/jewelry store)
Wire cutter (found at any craft/jewelry store)
Ruler
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Start out by measuring your chain. I used a bit more than 30 inches, but I like my necklaces really long.
DIY Necklace
Cut your chain with the wire cutter after you've decided on a length.
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Using your pliers, take 1 jump ring and open it.
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attach it to the charm (but make sure you don't close it!)
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while it's still open, attach it to the middle of the chain. 
Close it using the pliers.
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open the other jump ring.
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attach it to both ends of the chain, and close it. as seen below.
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What I Wore DIY Necklace DIY Necklace
Below are a couple other necklaces I made using this DIY project.
Lately.
Mockingjay Necklace

See? Super easy!
If you decide to make this, blog about it, and comment or email with the link! I'd love to see it. (plus, I'm going to be doing a show and tell of the items my followers make using my DIY projects.)
Have any questions about this tutorial?

Which necklace is your favorite?

xo, RN
ps- This is my first DIY tutorial, I know it's super awkward. 

11 comments:

  1. Loved the post!

    I enjoyed it VERY much.

    All the necklaces are adorable... <3 I really enjoyed seeing the Mockingjay pin necklace since I am a huge Hunger Games fan. ;))

    I'll let you know if I try this out! :)

    xoxox
    Mackenzie

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  2. This is such a cute idea! I'll have to try this.
    ~Abigail

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  3. Agreed with Abby! This is adorable! I will totally be doing it :)

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  4. Amazing necklace I must say. This silver chain necklace is looking really very pretty and stylish. I also liked that golden camera necklace. It is so cute.
    Newbridge Silverware Shop

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  5. Cool! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Very creative, you should make a few and sell them x
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  7. These little charm necklaces are perfect! So simple yet makes a statement. Thanks for sharing! Xo M&K at brewedtogether.com

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  8. Great job on this Eiffel pendant necklace! I have a friend who was proposed to in France and I think this might be the perfect handmade gift for her.

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  9. I love the camera one and the Eiffel tower one! So simple and pretty!

    xo Lisa
    www.makinglifeslemons.com

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  10. what listings did you get the camera and the mocking jay pin from? this looks amazing xx
    thank you ((:

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    1. Thank you! I got the camera from this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brass-Camera-Charm-22mm-1-Piece-/400295241829?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d3374a865

      (silver is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96319260/2-large-silver-camera-pendant-charms?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=camera)

      as for the mockingjay charm, I have found the same ones, just a different listing (http://www.ebay.com/itm/30PCS-Alloy-Charms-Mockingjay-Mockingbird-Bird-Arrow-Pendant-Jewelry-Finding-/111154290816?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item19e14fe080)

      Happy crafting!

      xo, rn

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