Loft Rings and Pink Beads Necklace

I seem to have a slightly incurable addiction to jewelry.
Necklaces in particular.

It’s a weakness.
(Mr. F.T. would agree.)

I found a gorgeous necklace at Loft and decided it was time for a new knockoff. :)
It was all jumbled up rings and beads – kind of messy and fun and flirty.

Here’s mine:


And here’s theirs – for the not-so-low price of $39.50!

I made mine silver – I don’t wear a lot of gold jewelry.
(The beauty of knockoffs – you get to make your version your way.)

Ready to get started?
You’ll need:
Large assortment of jump rings
(4 sizes total)
Small piece of chain (at least 6″)
Decorative silver chain (at least 16″)
Bead assortment
Head pins
Necklace closure


Begin with your small piece of chain.
(I cut mine the length I wanted, 6″, but it made it pretty difficult at the end to get the rings on.
So I recommend leaving your chain a little longer and trimming it when you’re ready.)

Add a medium sized jump ring onto one side of the chain.

Begin with your smallest rings.
These are just a little bigger than the chain.
You can do as much or as little of each size as you’d like, you just want the rings to get gradually bigger, then smaller down the chain.

Before you move on to the next size ring, add a small jump ring through the link in the chain at the end of the small jump ring section.
Then add the next size up jump ring to the next link in the chain. This will help keep the rings from overlapping.

Add the next size jump rings to the chain.

Before adding the next size rings, add a bead on a head pin loop to the chain.
(You can find detailed instructions on how to put a bead on a head pin in this tutorial.)

Add your largest jump rings to the center.

Repeat the process across the chain so it mirrors what you’ve done so far.

Finish out the chain and add a medium jump ring to the other end.

Add your beads to head pins and make loops as you did before. Add them to the rings along the center section.

Measure with your decorative chain how long you’d like your necklace and cut two pieces for the sides.
Mine are 8″ long each.
Add a length of chain to each of the jump rings at the ends of your short chain.

Add your necklace closure to the other ends of the decorative chain.

And you’re all done!




I love the way it turned out!! The rings look so cute all jumbled together.
I hope you like it too!

PS – Is it possible to have to many necklaces? I need to know.
Mr. F.T. – you are not allowed to answer this question. ;)

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54 Comments

  • Reply June 27, 2011

    Rachel

    That’s so pretty and it looks really fun to put together! Thanks for sharing your steps, I’ll be linking.

  • Reply July 2, 2011

    Annette Bloss

    You have a great talent. Gorgeous necklace.

  • Reply July 8, 2011

    Lisa

    So pretty!!! Great job!
    And you can never have too many necklaces. Never ever :)

  • Reply October 25, 2011

    Georgia Hall

    You can never have too many necklaces! And this one is beautiful. I put a photo and link on my blog. I think I will try making one of these. Your instructions were great and it doesn’t sound TOO hard. Thanks for being willing to share your ideas. I love your site. Its so much fun!

  • Reply December 21, 2011

    Tina

    so helpful!

  • Reply September 3, 2012

    judy hall

    I love this necklace and “NO” one cannot have too many necklaces. I’m not very steady, (due to medicine I have to take and I don’t believe that I could master this. I was wondering however, if you have an idea of approximately how many pearls you used. BTW, your necklace looks like REAL jewelry, theirs looks like some prize from a bubblegum machine!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Rochelle

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    cally

    I’ve gotten a similar look by threading a small link chain back and forth thru a large link chain, it scrunches it into rings. cool, cool!

  • Reply March 7, 2014

    Karen

    Awe inspiring!! I have always said jewelry design possibilities are endless, therefore how could any woman have too much!!!?? Any many who says otherwise lacks vision.

  • Reply March 8, 2014

    P A Powers

    Nice necklace. What size jump rings did you use? They look perfect.

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Meghan

    Can you let me know where you got your beads? I am trying to order some online, but I can’t find any beads as pretty as yours. Thank you!

  • Reply April 1, 2014

    Mysmalljewellerybox

    I think the you made is much better than the original one. This is a really cool idea.Thankyou for this tutorial.

  • Reply December 9, 2014

    Girls Got Beads

    Thanks for sharing this! I made a similar necklace and acknowledged you as my inspiration on my blog! Check it out if you can! =)

  • Reply February 12, 2016

    Swirls and Purls

    Wow I am running out to Michaels right now to get all the supplies this is just beautiful thanks so much for sharing!

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