Monday, October 10, 2011

DIY Gold Chain Necklace

I LOVE when boredom/scraps of crap (hey I rhyme) inspire you to do something! I have this bag (yes bag...don't judge) of stuff leftover from costumes/jewelry/crafts that I've made in the past.

I had some leftover chain from my DIY designer bracelet I made awhile back, and some elastic thread.


I figured I could DEFINITELY make something with this... I already had a gold chain bracelet, why not make a necklace?


I decided to cut the elastic into two groups of two strings. I wanted the string to be semi-thick. Then I had to figure out how to do a braid with four strings. I found this tutorial on Google Images:


 Once I was done braiding the string, I simply tied it in a knot at the other end of the gold chain! Because the string is elastic, the necklace is able to be really short without a clasp or anything! Ta-da!


You could probably even wear it as a headband, which would be cute too!


I consider it free because it was leftover stuff but you could honestly make this necklace for under $5, with probably enough materials leftover to make more goodies! :) Til next time.

xoxo,

Hannah

8 comments:

  1. This is really cute :) love it!!

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  4. awesome diy :) i like the step by step diagram. i might use it for a bracelet actually. thanks!

    love
    kelly

    www.paperdolltheory.com

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  5. Thank you! That's a great idea! If you try it, let me know! I think it would make a really cute bracelet to use tan leather or faux leather string!(Very Michael Kors ;))

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  6. that turned out amazingly cute?!! i love the concept of your blog- as i'm a mom of 3 and a beer budget is definitely all we have to work with (or boxed wine-ha!) check my site out if you get a chance, i'm a mommy with a makeup problem...http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

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  7. Thanks JennySue! :) Being on a beer budget isn't so bad sometimes! Brings out your creativity if you ask me! I'll check out your site right now, thanks for stopping by!

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