Super simple to make, and you don't need anything extra then a normal necklace.
- jump rings
- choice of charm
- pliers/wire cutters
Alright, first I needed to figure out how long I wanted my necklace.
I wanted it to close right at my neck (I love choker style necklaces) and not drop too far down.
NOTE: The length I want is too short for me to just pull the necklace over my head. The next few steps are to remedy that.
Add a jump ring to one end.
Add your clasp. I'm using a lobster clasp.
Open your clasp and close it on a second jump ring.
Grasp that jump ring and slip the length of chain through it (forming a necklace shape.)
Connect your charm to the end.
Here is a close up at the pull.
The lobster clasp unhooks at the jump ring.
The jump ring won't fall off due to the charm!
HINTS, TIPS, AND NOTES
- This is a very minimal necklace, but you can customize like crazy. You can just bigger jump rings, fancier tail ends, different chains/cords etc
- If your necklace is long enough to pull over your head, you can totally skip the lobster clasp trick
- The lobster claw isn't for everyone, I like it as part of the design aesthetic with the gold
- My boss commented on it and it totally blew her mind that I pulled it together in mere minutes
- It's fun to pull on, lol
+ another necklace I made
These were originally $1.25 each but the owner sold them to me at .50 each!