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How to Make Your Own Statement with a DIY Necklace (With Project Ideas!)

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If you’re looking to make a statement at your next event, the best way to do this is with a custom necklace you make yourself!

Sure, you can buy a necklace at any old shop, but there’s a certain pride that comes with making your own necklace.

Plus you’ll love all the compliments you’ll get when you make your own necklace.

Keep reading to learn how to make a statement with your very own DIY necklace.

How to Make a Statement With a DIY Necklace

When looking at making your own DIY necklace, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to gather all your supplies and come up with a gameplan. 

You should plan to have:

  • 18″ – 24″ of silver plated chain
  • a lobster clasp
  • wire cutters
  • pliers
  • jump rings
  • any gems, rubies, or jewelry you want to be added

Step 1

Choose your chain length, and hold it up to your neck to be sure it’s going to hang where you want it to. 

If you need to cut the necklace, carefully use the wire cutters to trim the chain to your desired length and keep checking it against your neck to be sure it hangs properly.

Remember, you can always cut off more later, but you can’t add more back on. 

Step 2

Take your lobster clasp and attach it to both ends of the chain using the jump rings. Again, hold it up to your neck and attach it this time so you’re sure it hangs right.

Step 3

Start adding your jewelry! You don’t want to go overboard and make it look tacky, but take your gems, rubies, or diamonds and add them to your necklace.

If you want to make your necklace with diamonds but don’t want to spend typical diamond prices, try using diamond substitutes. They look just as great, and unless you’re a jeweler no one is going to notice.

If you need any ideas, check out these DIY necklaces from Pinterest!

Step 4

Try it on! Now that you have everything attached to your DIY necklace, try it on and see if you like it.

If you do like it, then you’re all done! If you don’t like it, it’s easy to take stuff off or add more to it. 

Step 5

Go out and show off your new necklace! Whether you’re going to a wedding, or just a networking event it’s time to shine. 

You’ll be surprised by how many people compliment your necklace, and you’ll be able to tell them with pride you made it yourself.

Who knows, maybe you could even start taking custom orders from your friends and turn it into a business.

Take your DIY to the Next level

Whether you’re a DIY professional, or brand new, after you make this necklace, you’ll be ready to take your DIYing to the next level.

Now that you have the basics down you can try to make more complex necklaces, or try using different gems and diamonds. Each outfit you have could have a custom necklace to compliment it. 

Get out there and make a statement today!

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