In this post, we will guide you on how to create stunning necklaces your own. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make unique and beautiful necklaces using a do-it-yourself tutorial. Don’t let hesitation hold you back from starting these projects; they are both intriguing and rewarding, as you will end up with one-of-a-kind handmade necklaces. Enjoy the process!
Handmade Original Lace Necklace
To make a handmade original lace necklace, you will need the following materials:
Lace fabric of your choice
Needle and thread
Small beads, crystals, or charms
Jewelry findings (jump rings, lobster clasp)
Here are the steps to make the lace necklace:
Decide on the design and length of your necklace. Measure and cut the lace fabric accordingly. You can choose to make a choker-style necklace or a longer pendant one.
Lay the lace flat and determine where you want to add beads or charms. Mark these spots with a pin or a small dot of fabric marker.
Thread the needle with a matching thread color and tie a knot at the end. Starting from the backside of the lace, insert the needle through one of the marked spots. Thread on a bead or charm and pass the needle back through the same spot. Pull the thread tightly to secure the bead or charm in place.
Repeat step 3 for all marked spots, adding different beads or charms as desired. You can create a pattern with the beads or randomly place them.
Once all the beads or charms are attached, fold the lace fabric in half lengthwise, with the wrong side facing out. Align the edges and sew them together using a running stitch or a blanket stitch. Leave a small opening near one end to insert the jewelry findings later.
Turn the necklace inside out through the opening. Gently push out any corners or curves to shape the lace fabric neatly.
If you want to add a clasp, attach a jump ring to each end of the lace necklace by threading the jump ring through the fabric and closing it with pliers. Then, attach the lobster clasp to one of the jump rings.
Finally, sew up the small opening used for turning the necklace inside out. Make sure the stitches are secure and neatly done.
Handmade necklace made from cork and lace
Cork sheet or cork stopper
Lace trim or fabric lace
Needle and thread, preferably matching the lace color
Jewelry chain or cord
Start by determining the size and shape of the cork pendant you want for your necklace. You can either use a pre-cut cork sheet or cut a piece from a cork stopper to your desired shape using scissors.
Measure the length of lace trim needed to surround the cork pendant. Make sure to leave a slight overlap as the lace will be sewn together.
Lay the cork pendant on a flat surface and wrap the lace around it, ensuring it covers the front entirely. Trim any excess lace, leaving enough to overlap slightly with the other end.
Thread a needle with a thread color matching the lace, or a transparent thread if possible. Seam the two ends of the lace together using a simple running stitch to create a loop.
Once the lace is sewn, fit the pendant onto a jewelry chain or cord of your choice. Measure the desired length and cut the chain accordingly using scissors. If needed, use pliers to open the last link on the chain before attaching the pendant.
Attach jump rings to both ends of the chain using pliers. This will create a connection point for the lobster clasp and secure the necklace.
Finally, attach the lobster clasp to one of the jump rings using pliers. You can also add additional jump rings or other decorative elements using the same method if desired.
Gold or silver chain connected with fabric
To make a gold or silver chain connected with fabric, you will need the following materials:
A gold or silver chain of your desired length
Fabric of your choice
Needle and thread
Jewelry findings (jump rings and lobster clasp)
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create this accessory:
Measure the length of the fabric: Cut a piece of fabric according to your desired length for the chain attachment. It should be long enough to comfortably wrap around your neck, wrist, or wherever you plan to wear it.
Sew the fabric into a tube: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides together. Use a needle and thread to sew along the long edge, creating a fabric tube. Make sure to leave both ends open.
Turn the fabric tube right side out: Reach inside the fabric tube and pull it through, flipping it right side out. Use a crochet hook or a pencil to push out the corners and smooth out the fabric.
Attach the fabric to the chain: Cut the chain at the desired length, leaving extra length for the jewelry findings. Open a jump ring and slide it through one end of the chain and one end of the fabric tube. Close the jump ring securely. Repeat on the opposite ends of the chain and fabric tube.
Add a lobster clasp: Open another jump ring and slide it through the other end of the chain and the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring securely.
Trim excess fabric: If the fabric extends beyond the chain, carefully trim any excess fabric with scissors.
DIY metal necklace
basic materials and tools:
Metal jump rings
Metal pendant or charm
Metal file (optional)
Measure your desired necklace length using a tape measure and cut the metal chain to your preferred length using wire cutters. Make sure to leave a little excess on both ends for the clasp and jump rings.
Attach the clasp to one end of the chain. Open a jump ring using jewelry pliers, slide it through one end of the chain and loop it around the clasp. Close the jump ring tightly to secure it in place.
Attach the pendant or charm to the other end of the chain. Open a jump ring using jewelry pliers, slide it through the hole or loop of your pendant or charm, and loop it around the end of the chain. Close the jump ring tightly to secure it in place.
Check the necklace for any sharp or rough edges. If needed, smoothen them using a metal file for a more polished look.
Your DIY metal necklace is now ready to be worn!
Beautiful crochet + metal chain necklace
Gather your materials: You will need a metal chain of your desired length and style, a crochet thread or yarn in a complementary color, a crochet hook (appropriate for your chosen thread/yarn), scissors, and jewelry findings such as jump rings and a clasp.
Start by measuring and cutting the desired length of the metal chain for your necklace. You can use a ruler or measuring tape to ensure accuracy.
Attach a jump ring to one end of the chain and a clasp to the other end. This will create the closure for your necklace.
Start crocheting: Make a slipknot with the crochet thread onto your hook and secure it onto a chain link on the metal chain.
Create a chain stitch by pulling the thread through the chain link and then pull it through the loop on your hook, creating a slip stitch. Repeat this step for the desired number of chain stitches, depending on the width you want for your necklace.
Begin crocheting the pattern of your choice using stitches such as single crochets, double crochets, or any other decorative stitch. You can crochet around the metal chain or create stitches into the open spaces between the chain links. Be creative and experiment with different stitch patterns to achieve the desired look.
Continue crocheting until you reach the desired length for your necklace. You can make it as short or as long as you prefer.
To finish off the crochet section of the necklace, cut the thread, leaving a tail. Pull the tail through the last loop on your hook and pull tight to secure it.
Attach the end of the crocheted section to the other side of the metal chain using a jump ring. Close the jump ring tightly to ensure the crochet and metal chain are securely connected.
Trim any excess yarn/thread and weave in the loose ends using a tapestry needle to create a clean finish.
Your beautiful crochet and metal chain necklace is now complete! Wear it proudly or gift it to someone special.
Knit necklace suede
Gather materials: You will need suede cord or strips, knitting needles, scissors, a tapestry needle, and any desired decorative elements like beads or charms.
Determine length: Measure the desired length of your necklace and cut the suede cord accordingly. Ensure that it is long enough to comfortably fit around your neck when the ends are tied together.
Cast on stitches: Start by casting on stitches onto your knitting needles with the suede cord. The number of stitches will depend on the thickness of the cord and the desired width of your necklace.
Knit the necklace: Use the basic knit stitch to create rows of knitting. The suede cord will provide a textured and unique appearance. Continue knitting until the necklace is the desired width.
Bind off stitches: Once you have reached the desired length, bind off the stitches to secure the ends. Cut the suede cord, leaving a tail for weaving in later.
Add decorations (optional): If desired, thread beads or charms onto the suede cord using a tapestry needle. You can add these at regular intervals or create a specific design.
Weave in ends: Use a tapestry needle to weave in the loose ends of the suede cord so that they are secure and hidden within the knitting.
Finish the necklace: Tie the ends of the necklace together to create a loop that can be easily slipped over your head. You can also add a clasp or closure if preferred.
DIY Beaded necklace
You will need the following materials- Beads of your (can be glass, plastic, wood etc.)
Necklace string beading wire
Clas or jump rings
Needle beading needle
Pliers (optional, for clasps)
Here are the steps to make a simple beaded necklace:
Measure the desired length of your necklace. Cut a piece of necklace string or beading wire slightly longer than your desired length, as you will need extra for attaching the clasp.
Thread your needle or beading needle with the string or wire.
Begin stringing your beads onto the string or wire in the desired pattern or random order. You can create a pattern by alternating different types or colors of beads, or simply mix them up for a more eclectic look.
Continue stringing the beads until you reach the desired length. Make sure to leave enough space at the ends to attach the clasps.
Once you have finished stringing the beads, tie a secure knot at both ends of the necklace to hold the beads in place.
If you are using a necklace string, you can attach a clasp by tying a knot near the end of the string, threading it through a jump ring or clasp, and then tying another knot to secure it. If you are using beading wire, you can use pliers to attach crimp beads and a clasp.
Trim any excess string or wire, making sure the knots are secure and won’t come undone.
Your DIY beaded necklace is now complete! You can wear it or gift it to someone else.
Another handmade beaded necklace
DIY gold necklace with precious stones – small diamonds or similar.
Gold chain or gold wire
Precious stones (small diamonds, gemstones, etc.)
Jewelry findings (jump rings, clasps)
Jewelry pliers (round nose, chain nose, and flat nose pliers)
Jewelry adhesive (optional)
Step 1: Design and plan Decide on the design and length of your necklace. Sketch it out or use a jewelry design software to visualize how it will look.
Step 2: Cut the chain or wire If you’re using a pre-made gold chain, skip this step. Otherwise, measure and cut the desired length of gold wire for your necklace. Use wire cutters to trim it to the desired size.
Step 3: Attach the clasp If using a chain, simply attach the clasp to both ends. If using a wire, create small loops at each end using round nose pliers and attach the clasp to those loops.
Step 4: Prepare the stones Ensure your precious stones are clean and ready to be set. If they have any prongs, make sure they are properly aligned and tightened.
Step 5: Create settings for the stones Using a round nose or chain nose pliers, bend small loops or prongs to secure the stones in place. This will depend on the type of stones you’re using and the design you have in mind. You can also purchase pre-made settings to simplify this step.
Step 6: Attach the stones to the necklace Carefully insert the stones into the loops or prongs you created in the previous step. Gently close the loops or press the prongs to secure the stones in place. Ensure they are tightly secured, but be cautious not to apply too much pressure and damage the stones.
Step 7: Finishing touches Inspect the necklace for any loose ends or adjustments needed. Use jewelry pliers to tighten any loose connections.
Optional step: If you want extra security, you can use a jewelry adhesive to add a small amount to the setting of the stones.
Remember, working with small diamonds or precious stones requires precision and attention to detail. If you’re unsure about any step, it’s advisable to seek guidance from a professional jeweler or take a jewelry-making class.
Handmade ribbon necklace
A length of ribbon (preferably satin or silk)
Jewelry wire or string
Jewelry findings (such as jump rings, clasps, and crimp beads)
Beads or charms (optional)
Here are the steps to make a handmade ribbon necklace:
Measure and cut your ribbon to a desired length for the necklace. Keep in mind that the necklace should be long enough to fit comfortably around your neck with some extra length for tying or attaching a clasp.
Attach a jump ring or clasp to each end of the ribbon using jewelry pliers. This will allow you to fasten the necklace securely.
If you want to add beads or charms to your necklace, slide them onto the ribbon before attaching the jump rings or clasps. Arrange them in a pattern or design that you like.
Once you have attached the jump rings or clasps, the basic necklace is complete. You can now tie the ribbon around your neck like a choker or use the clasp to open and close the necklace.
If you prefer a more intricate or structured design, you can use jewelry wire instead of ribbon. Cut a length of wire and thread beads onto it, leaving some wire at each end to attach jump rings or clasps. Use pliers to shape the wire into your desired necklace design.
To add a professional finish, you can attach crimp beads to the ends of the ribbon or wire. These will secure the jump rings or clasps and prevent them from coming loose.
Lastly, trim any excess ribbon or wire using scissors, making sure to leave enough for a clean and neat finish.
Remember, you can customize your handmade ribbon necklace by using different colors, textures, and patterns of ribbon or wire, as well as adding various beads or charms. Get creative and have fun designing your unique necklace!