So after I brushed up on my (extremely rudimentary) jewelry-making skills for Mother’s Day a trip to Michael’s has never been the same. Where once I used to stare longingly at the beads and jewels and wish they would manifest into accessories for my closet as I walked towards the paper section (always the paper section, I have a weakness) I now have millions of projects in my head and it’s getting insane up there. And THEN I stumbled across the most magical Michaels in all the land and they had this little section of these pre-made statement pieces just dying to be made into something special, and thus was born the easiest, most perfect summer necklace of life. You’re welcome.
You hardly even need materials for this project, but for the sake of a good tutorial, you need a gold chain (I hesitated over chain and rope but went classic and was over the moon happy with the results!), some pliers, and a statement piece. For arguments sake I will say you should also have some wire on hand, on the off chance your chain is too small and you need to MacGyver yourself some extra chain pieces.
Use the pliers to pull apart your chain and create two “ends” for the statement piece. I chose this pretty pastel pink and mint one because it matched the coat I’m obsessing over this season, but obviously do what feels right. Depending on how you prefer your length you can add a few links between your statement piece and gold chain, or just stay classic.
And that’s it! This necklace took me literally two minutes to make. And I feel like a solid minute-thirty of that was because Finn was messing with my chain and made it hard to stay steady with the pliers. Cats are the worst.
What do you think?! You need to make your own statement necklace ASAP, and then tell me all about it, because that’s what friends do okay?