Necklace Projects

Necklace making projects, tips and inspiration.

Diane’s Ladybug Necklace

by Bev Carlson. (United States) While making one of a kind pieces is the most fun, I’ve had good luck with fundraiser projects too. My friend (both of us breast cancer survivors) runs the Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Research. My friend is running again (her 11th) for a another friend of ours who has […]

Toggle Pendant Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. A toggle pendant necklace features a toggle clasp worn front and center – plus a pendant hanging from the toggle’s ring. The clasp becomes a beautiful focal part of the necklace design, instead of being just a functional closure at the back of the neck. It draws attention to the pendant – […]

Rugged Scrap Metal Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. This is a great necklace for men – and also for women. I decided not to clean up the metal surface, to keep its grungy look. It feels both industrial and rustic, and it’s a good project for finishing up odds and ends of metal sheet. I created this piece of jewelry […]

Two-Tier Bib Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. This two-tier bib necklace project is a great opportunity to play with color. In my version here, I chose colorful flat teardrop beads dripping from dark antiqued brass chains. You could use any shapes and colors of beads, accented against your choice of chain color. Can you tell I love color? 🙂 […]

Make Beach Stone Necklaces – Gift Idea for Guys and Gals

by Rena Klingenberg. Beach stone necklaces appeal to guys and gals of all ages, and they make a nice gift. You can purchase beach stones that already have a hole drilled in them – or you can do the hole-drilling yourself. A simple necklace made from a natural stone on a chain feels beautifully tranquil […]

Wrap Choker Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. The leather wrap choker necklace that was popular in the 1970’s has made a strong comeback. (I have also seen this renewed style being called a “bolo necklace”.) This necklace style is basically a long cord that wraps around the throat, with long or short ends that usually have some sort of […]

What Length and Size of Chain to Use for Sterling Lariat Necklace?

by Cheyenne. (Northern California) I wanted to make a sterling silver lariat, not beaded but knotted. What mm snake chain would I use or is there a better alternative? Thanks! Cheyenne

Connect a Choker and Bracelet to Make a Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. In this interchangeable jewelry tutorial, we’ll use a choker-length chain necklace plus a bracelet – and hook them together to make a longer necklace. The choker and bracelet can be worn individually: And each piece fastens with the same spiral wire hook clasp design (or you can use any other type of […]

Birthday Tassel Necklace

by Maria Jenny. (Georgetown, Texas) February is my niece’s birthday month. Usually I make something for her that is made from amethyst and silver. She loves necklaces and a year ago she mentioned she would like a tassel necklace. At the time, I had never thought of making this type of necklace. It wasn’t something […]

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