DIY Necklace Ideas
Making your own jewelry is not only fun, but it can save you an arm and a leg over buying that expensive pre-made stuff you find in stores. Plus, you can personalize your jewelry and really make it your own, even using materials that perfectly match your favorite outfits.
As an added bonus, you can always set up a shop on Etsy.com and sell your handmade jewelry to make some extra cash. Believe me, this stuff is in BIG demand, and if you make really cute stuff, you’ll easily bring in some money with your creations.
1. DIY Woven Bead Statement Necklace
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This is a very simple necklace project that looks like it took days to make. You can take a shortcut by using pre-strung bead chains, or string your own with exactly the colors you want. This is a very simple project that even beginners should be able to manage, and the result looks like something you’d pay a lot of money for at your favorite clothing store. Best of all, you can make them in several colors to match any outfit.
2. DIY T-Shirt Necklace
Via Lindsathy Loves[/caption]
If you’re looking for a way to recycle old clothes, this is a super way to do it. It makes this really cute necklace/scarf that you can wear with pretty much anything. And, hey, the materials are pretty much free aside from needles and thread! This particular project only uses three strands, but you can multiply the effect by using more strands or using two complementary colors.
3. Easy DIY Washer Necklace
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Washers are an incredibly inexpensive material for making your own jewelry. In fact, there are a number of cute projects that use them. This necklace will cost you pennies to make, but you can paint the washers any color to match whatever outfit you want. You can even use different colors to make a multi-color necklace!
4. DIY Stamped Washer Message Necklaces
Via The 36th Avenue[/caption]
Making necklaces out of washers is SO easy I can’t believe everyone isn’t doing it! This project is absolutely adorable, and you can personalize them with any message you want, including your name. You could also use your name and the name of your significant other, child, parent, BFF, etc. Then just add an accent charm that means something to you and your loved one!
5. DIY Family Tree Necklace
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This beautiful project will teach you how to make a tree of life pendant from wire and beads that is actually your family tree, using beads that are colored for the birthstones of each of your family members. How cute!
6. Clay Statement Pendants
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These clay pendants are made from Sculpey clay and Mod Podge, and they are so simple and so much fun to make that you’ll probably end up making a ton of these for everyone you know.
7. Chain Loop Scarf Necklace
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Image Courtesy of Hidden Daisyy
Infinity scarves are all the rage right now, and this tutorial teaches you how to make an adorable chain loop scarf/necklace that you can wear with just about anything.
8. Wire Wrapped Beach Glass Pendant Tutorial
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Beach glass, also known as sea glass, are “stones” that are made of glass that has been polished smooth by the sand and waves of the ocean. It’s hard to find on the beach, but if you can’t get lucky enough to collect your own, you can always buy some online. You could also use just about any kind of stone or even beads for this tutorial.
9. Easy DIY Ribbon Necklace
This ribbon necklace is easy to make and totally cute. It’s another one of those pieces of jewelry you’ll probably want to make a bunch of in different colors to match different outfits. You can use different ring colors to match other jewelry you own. (Gold, silver, copper, etc.)
10. Chainmail Rose Pendant
This beautiful pendant is actually made of ID rings. It is absolutely beautiful, and it’s so deceptively easy to make. This would be cute on a standard silver tone chain, or you could put it on a ribbon and wear it as a choker.
11. Battenburg Lace Choker
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This is an absolutely beautiful necklace. Your friends will think you spent an absolute fortune on it, but the materials needed to make it are inexpensive and it only takes a few minutes to assemble.
12. DIY Glass Tile Pendants
Via Little Birdie Secrets[/caption]
This tutorial talks about some of the adorable necklaces you can make using some various pendant kits. They’re actually really easy, and the varieties you can make are virtually endless.
13. DIY Multicolor Washer Necklace
Via Ronnie McGrath[/caption]
Image Courtesy of Ronnie McGrath
Here is another beautiful washer necklace tutorial. In this case, the washers are stained with alcohol ink and blotted with a sponge, making them look like beautiful, shiny beads. The effect is stunning.