Women's Necklaces - Pearl Necklaces, Chains & Cascade Necklaces - Women's Jewelry - J.Crew
- 78.00 USD
If you're a jewelry hoarder like I am and your interested in changing up your everyday accessories, grab some safety pins and try this fresh layered look. Easily transform a few beaded necklaces into one chunky neck piece. Stand out from the rest of the fashion crowd and add some Tom Binns inspired safety pins to keep your beads perfectly coiled. Check out the full steps below!What you'll need:Safety pinsBeaded necklacesNeon spray paintClasp and Jump ringPliersBeading cordStep 1 - Spray paint a handful of safety pins and let dry.Step 2 - Take your necklaces and if they're not already beaded string them leaving 2 inches of excess cord at each end.Step 3 - Lay out your necklace strands and arrange them in the order you want them to hang when worn.Step 4 - Using your pliers attach a clasp and hook with jump ringsStep 5 - In the order you arranged the strands, tie your necklaces to one another Step 6 - As your necklace grows hold it up to make sure each strand lays correctly.Step 7 - Attach your safety pins at random points throughout.Done in collaboration with Geri Hirsch of becauseimaddicted.net
Modern jewelry trends are taking a style note from ancient civilizations. Bib necklaces, cuffs and modern earrings are starting to resemble hieroglyphics or something out of Cleopatra's jewelry box.As we've learned from designs by House of Harlow, Eddie Borgo, and Missoni, wearing a statement piece of jewelry isn't all that complicated. That's why we're showing you how to do it yourself. Take some inspiration from your ancestors or the runway to create a one of a kind necklace. You'll discover beauty in the simplicity of this inspired-by-the-ancients DIY project. What you'll need--Long tubular beads about 1.5 " long-Jump rings-Eye pins-12 inches of chain-Clasp-PliersStep 1 - Lay out your beads in the geometric pattern you desire,the possibilities are endless.Step 2 - String one eye pin through each bead making a loop hole at the end with your pliers.Step 3 - Using your pliers attach the beads to one another to create a triangle pattern.Step 4 - Attach your chain to the geometric design with your pliers, jump rings and clasp.