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.
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?
• 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. ;)