I’ve been thinking about this necklace for a few weeks now, but I’m just getting around to featuring it now.
Ahhh, I know, know…it’s terrible of me isn’t it? And it was just a matter of squeezing the “doing” of it into what have been some really busy days lately.
Of course, I don’t know why I waited so long now because the actual “making” of this took no time at all…I promise! Really, you could buy the materials, make it and wear it all within an hour or so. Now that’s a quick DIY!
And now I feel even more silly I didn’t do it earlier, sheesh!
But best of all…it’s really pretty too!!!
So…here’s what you’ll need.
10-12 Pre-drilled Turquoise stones of different sizes and shapes
Gold or clear bead thread
Small gold chain
Small gold beads
Medium gold beads
2 jump rings
1 jewelry clasp
Step 1: Gather your materials and arrange your stones how you want them to appear in line as your necklace.
Step 2: Measure the length of necklace you want. I usually use another necklace I already have as my measure. For this one I used an old pearl necklace. Next, string your bead thread through the last stone on one side. Then pull the string through the end of your small gold chain. Tie a double knot with the bead thread to secure your thread to the chain and triple secure it with a few drops of Hypo Cement on the knot.
Step 3 : Add small gold bead, medium gold bead and another small gold bead between first stone and next stone.
Step 4: Repeat with remaining stones, alternating Turquoise stones and gold beads until you reach a length you like.
Step 5: Tie bead thread to another section of your small gold chain. Add Hypo cement in the same way you did in step 2. Cut chain on both ends to the length of your choice. Add jump rings to both ends and jewelry clasp to one end.
And that’s it…you’re done. Step back and look at what a pretty statement necklace you have.
Now go out and show it off!!!
I love how versatile this necklace is. Here it is with a sweater and jeans looking fresh and fun…
…and here it is with a cute lavender strapless number if you’re looking for a night out.
Both look great, don’t you think?
As always, I’d love to hear your comments.
Thanks for stopping by!