Necklace Projects

Necklace making projects, tips and inspiration.

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 […]

Changeable Crescent Moon Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. We’re going to make a metal crescent moon pendant that can be worn two ways. On the left side of the photo below, the crescent is worn horizontally; on the right, it’s worn vertically with a dangle attached to the bottom: If you’re familiar with my tutorials, you probably know that I […]

Fun with Lariat Necklaces! (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Make lariat necklaces with components you already have in your jewelry stash! In the examples shown in this tutorial, I’ve used a variety of chains for the necklace strands – plus odds and ends from my stash for the lariat ends. One end of the lariat necklace needs to be some sort […]

Tranquility Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Three simple copper sticks provide an aura of calmness and minimalist style on this oxidized copper chain. I used a double-spiral clasp from one of my previous tutorials here. The copper sticks are in three graduated lengths, and slightly hammer-distressed. Supplies: Round wire – 16 gauge, soft or half-hard. I used copper. […]

Mimi & Me Necklaces

by Sheila Meador. (North Carolina) When I walked in the door of my daughter’s home, Princess #2 ran up and proudly showed me her favorite art work from school. The next day I was still thinking of her patchwork colored dog, and I asked my daughter to send me a snapshot of it. I made […]

Rustic Copper Washer Necklace Variations (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Question: If you start out with a mismatched pair of rustic copper washers, how many different necklace looks can you create? Answer: The sky’s the limit! In this tutorial, we’ll make our rustic copper washers and then explore ways to use them in necklace designs. Make Your Rustic Copper Washers My larger […]

Mixed Media Gypsy Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. What do you get when you start with some interesting art fibers, then add a chain and some pendants? It’s the perfect recipe for a statement necklace with gypsy panache! This piece attracts endless compliments. Supplies: Art fibers (as many strands as you wish). Length of art fibers: your desired necklace length […]

Stacked Rings Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. You know how sometimes you put a pendant on a chain or cord … but it looks like it needs a little something more? Sometimes I like to stack a few beads, metal links, or washers above the pendant to give it that extra touch that’s missing: On the left side of […]

No-Sew Stretchy Necklace or 1920s Headband (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. In this easy mixed media project we’ll make a versatile accessory with big, bold style! It’s a statement piece that can be worn as a necklace: . . . or as a 1920s style headband: Although the necklace is very striking, it’s also soft and comfortable: And worn as a headband, it […]

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