Sometimes jewellery isn’t simply about rounding off an outfit or simply “bringing it all together”, rather it is the highlight; the show-stopper; the wow factor. Taking inspiration from the 90s retro, cute-chic trend that can be seen on (very) fashionable streets, this necklace is both simple to make and a real winner in the jewellery stakes.
What you need:
- Chunky gold chain
- Chunky red chain
- Purple Chain
- Blue Chain
- Mix of charms & pendants (lips, hearts, cherries, stars, coins etc)
- Large gold jump rings
- Gold spring clasp
- Measure out how long you want your necklace (ideally it should sit just below the base of your neck) and cut the gold chain this length. Connect the red, purple and blue chain one end of the gold chain.
- Wrap and twist all the chains around each other till you get to the other end of the gold chain and connect the ends of the red, purple and blue chain all together. Cut any slack.
- Using the jump rings, attach all the charms and pendants at random along the necklace.
- Attach the spring clasp to the ends of the necklace using the gold jump rings.
- Make sure all pendants and charms are facing forward and lying flat.
I’m loving the unconventional, “so bad it’s good”, over the top, retro feel of this necklace. This show-stopper is eye-catching enough that it works best with neutral colours, a monochrome outfit or classic denim, as demonstrated below. The pop of colours and textures guarantees this necklace getting all the attention and I am loving it.