I seem to have a slightly incurable addiction to jewelry.
Necklaces in particular.
It’s a weakness.
(Mr. F.T. would agree.)
I found a gorgeous necklace at Loft and decided it was time for a new knockoff. :)
It was all jumbled up rings and beads – kind of messy and fun and flirty.
And here’s theirs – for the not-so-low price of $39.50!
I made mine silver – I don’t wear a lot of gold jewelry.
(The beauty of knockoffs – you get to make your version your way.)
Ready to get started?
• Large assortment of jump rings
(4 sizes total)
• Small piece of chain (at least 6″)
• Decorative silver chain (at least 16″)
• Bead assortment
• Head pins
• Necklace closure
Begin with your small piece of chain.
(I cut mine the length I wanted, 6″, but it made it pretty difficult at the end to get the rings on.
So I recommend leaving your chain a little longer and trimming it when you’re ready.)
Add a medium sized jump ring onto one side of the chain.
Begin with your smallest rings.
These are just a little bigger than the chain.
You can do as much or as little of each size as you’d like, you just want the rings to get gradually bigger, then smaller down the chain.
Before you move on to the next size ring, add a small jump ring through the link in the chain at the end of the small jump ring section.
Then add the next size up jump ring to the next link in the chain. This will help keep the rings from overlapping.
Add the next size jump rings to the chain.
Before adding the next size rings, add a bead on a head pin loop to the chain.
(You can find detailed instructions on how to put a bead on a head pin in this tutorial.)
Add your largest jump rings to the center.
Repeat the process across the chain so it mirrors what you’ve done so far.
Finish out the chain and add a medium jump ring to the other end.
Add your beads to head pins and make loops as you did before. Add them to the rings along the center section.
Measure with your decorative chain how long you’d like your necklace and cut two pieces for the sides.
Mine are 8″ long each.
Add a length of chain to each of the jump rings at the ends of your short chain.
Add your necklace closure to the other ends of the decorative chain.
And you’re all done!
I love the way it turned out!! The rings look so cute all jumbled together.
I hope you like it too!
PS – Is it possible to have to many necklaces? I need to know.
Mr. F.T. – you are not allowed to answer this question. ;)
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Beautiful! I love it.
And no, it’s not possible to have too many necklaces if you love them!! :)
Tanya H. says
Super cute! Love all the beads and rings.
SO pretty! Thank you for the inspiration! I keep saying I will try to make my own jewelry and now I HAVE to :))) Thank you for sharing!!
What a cool necklace! I would love it with a black turtleneck sweater. : )
Karen Weight says
I love it and I am seriously considering making one! I love your tutorials Bev! They are so easy to follow:)
That is lovely! I don’t think you can have too many ;)
So pretty and a dainty one to mix things up, I like it!
(Too many?……If one has more than 365, perhaps. Do you have 366?)
holy dang! you are so cool.
inspirational~ as usual! I love all your knock-offs=keep em coming!!!
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
I’m still amazed all those jump rings can look so glamorous! Its really stunning!
Michelle L. says
This is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Also, so impressed with the pics, all those crispy-clear closeups! A great tutorial! I bow to your skillz.
Divya N says
cute…a great way to use up all the jump rings
I love it…!
Oh My God!! This is just AMAZING!! I’m soooooo gonna make one of these! :)
Very Cute. I may have to try this one :) Thanks for the tutorial.
james @ agirlcalledjames says
oh its beautimus great job
I love your version even better than theirs!!!!
This is fantastic!!! And no…you can NEVER have too many necklaces!!!!!
Just Jaime says
So pretty! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Katy Lunsford says
No way can you have enough necklaces – I’m crazy about them too!
You’ve done such a great job and I like yours better!
Way to go Bev!
Once again, I like yours better than theirs. :)
Evelene Sterling says
One can never have too many necklaces, rings, barrettes, earrings, etc…….
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Lovely necklace project~ a true metamorphosis.
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You make this so easy! I wish you had not, because now I want to try! And no, you can not have too many necklaces!
[email protected] says
This is so cute! I agree that you do make jewelry making seem so easy! Thanks!
That’s just fabulous! Love it!
Holly L says
It is prettier in silver…ya know what…I wore a very similar necklace to my wedding (late 90’s version if this). i LOVE it!
Mrs H says
Absolutely lovely and pretty easy too! Thanks for the inspiration!
This is great and I’m off to try my hands at this. Thanks for sharing
I have to say that I like your necklace with your colour choice and pearls way better! :)
The Answer Is Chocolate says
As always, I like yours better! I may just have some stash to play with…. :)
Love your blog!! Its so cute!!! I am your newest follower!!! :) I would love it if you checked out my blog and followed me too!! :) I am so excited to start blogging and share my ideas on food, crafts, and mineral make-up. I will also be doing giveaways on stuff, like mineral make-up. So look out for it!
MayLee Joe says
Huh… wouldn’t have thought it would be that easy to make! Thank you!
I love necklaces, too, and I don’t think there is such a thing as too many =)
this is beautiful!!!!
Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says
That turned out even better than the inspiration! Great job!
This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to make one for myself! Thanks for the tute -you are so generous & amazing. I love all of your jewelry!
michaela hoenigman says
Hi! I have loved seeing your creations. I am not in the least inclined to make jewelery myself, and end up paying waay too much for it as a result! Is there any way to convince you to perhaps list and sell this in your etsy shop?
Sincerely, An untalented Admirer
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Featured this as part of my BFF party wrap up! And posted a 20% off EVERYTHING coupon from Michaels on my FB page just in case you need more chain, jump rings, enablement etc. !
Jenn/Rook No. 17 says
Bev, the world would be at a loss without your “jewelry addiction” and the talent you have for showing us all how to make these incredible creations!
bev–that’s awesome! I don’t know how you do it! so much patience!
That’s so pretty and it looks really fun to put together! Thanks for sharing your steps, I’ll be linking.
Annette Bloss says
You have a great talent. Gorgeous necklace.
So pretty!!! Great job!
And you can never have too many necklaces. Never ever :)
Georgia Hall says
You can never have too many necklaces! And this one is beautiful. I put a photo and link on my blog. I think I will try making one of these. Your instructions were great and it doesn’t sound TOO hard. Thanks for being willing to share your ideas. I love your site. Its so much fun!
judy hall says
I love this necklace and “NO” one cannot have too many necklaces. I’m not very steady, (due to medicine I have to take and I don’t believe that I could master this. I was wondering however, if you have an idea of approximately how many pearls you used. BTW, your necklace looks like REAL jewelry, theirs looks like some prize from a bubblegum machine!
Love it! Thanks for sharing.
I’ve gotten a similar look by threading a small link chain back and forth thru a large link chain, it scrunches it into rings. cool, cool!
Awe inspiring!! I have always said jewelry design possibilities are endless, therefore how could any woman have too much!!!?? Any many who says otherwise lacks vision.
P A Powers says
Nice necklace. What size jump rings did you use? They look perfect.
Can you let me know where you got your beads? I am trying to order some online, but I can’t find any beads as pretty as yours. Thank you!
I think the you made is much better than the original one. This is a really cool idea.Thankyou for this tutorial.
Girls Got Beads says
Thanks for sharing this! I made a similar necklace and acknowledged you as my inspiration on my blog! Check it out if you can! =)
Swirls and Purls says
Wow I am running out to Michaels right now to get all the supplies this is just beautiful thanks so much for sharing!