DIY Multi-Chain Necklace

I took a little hiatus from DIYing in my last two blogposts but I’m back to my passion for fashion with a tutorial for a fabulous multi-chain statement necklace. This piece is totally eye-catching and is exactly what I love to accessorize with during summer – it’s bright, it’s colourful and it’s layering up on loads of different necklaces!

What you need:

  • 0.5 yard colourful thick cord
  • Two 0.5 yards of different gold chains
  • 0.5 colour chain
  • 0.5 woven chain (gold chain & embroidery thread)
  • 6 bright glass beads
  • Jewellery Wire
  • Embroidery Thread
  • 5 Big metal ring links
  • 1 Necklace clasp
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pliers

How to:

  1. For the thick cord: Make a loop with the embroidery thread and secure it against either end of the cord using the glue gun and wrapping the remaining thread around it. **You can use a piece of sticky tape to secure the loop to the cord before wrapping the thread
     

  2. For the beads: Cut a piece of jewellery wire and make a twisted loop at one end to make sure the beads don’t fall off. Thread the beads onto the wire and secure at the other end with another twisted loop.
    Cut one of the gold chains in half and attach each piece to both twisted loops of the jewellery wire using two of the ring links.

  3. Woven chainUsing embroidery thread, weave one of the gold chains. You can follow my previous tutorial for woven chain bracelets.

  4. Twist the remaining gold chain, woven chain and coloured chain together. Hook onto one of the ring links.

  5. Hook the thick cord and the beaded chain onto the same ring link. Close and secure.

  6. Hook the other ends of all the chains and thick cord onto the  other ring link. Close and secure.
  7. Hook the necklace clasp onto the last ring link and secure it to one end of the necklace.

It looks like there’s a lot of elements to this necklace and loads of stages but don’t worry it’s not too dextrous nor demanding and you can whip it up pretty quickly. The only time-consuming element is weaving one of the chains with the embroidery thread, but luckily it’s a straight-forward and repetitive activity so you can turn on the telly and it’ll be finished before you know it!

Happy DIYing!

xoxo  V.

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