I go through phases of obsession with particular styles and at the moment the obsession is gold. Particularly chain and especially so if paired with pearls. I don’t have much gold jewellery so I set about making myself something which was dangly and could be worn a whole lot of difference ways so I didn’t need to clutter my already way over full jewellery area.

This is what I ended up with:


You need:

  • Chain
  • Pearls
  • Jump rings
  • Crimps
  • Wire bead hooks (not sure of the actual name)
  • Various jewellery findings
  • Pliers


Cut a long length of wire. I cut mine to be able to wrap around my neck just over 3 times.


Add a clasp to the ends so you can easily take it on and off. I prefer lobster clasps.

Work out how many pearls you want to attach and put each one on one of those wire findings which has a loop on each end. I don’t know what they’re called but see the photo!



Attach the pearls with jump rings evenly along the length of the chain. I also attached other jump rings with little spring findings between them.


I wanted mine to be super dangly so I also added another jump ring to the other end of each pearl.


Then just decide how full you want it to be and keep adding pearls, jump rings and findings randomly until it looks right.




At this length you can wear it in a single, double or triple wrap necklace. You can also use it as a bracelet.


Or as a decoration for a handbag!



The possibilities are endless, you could easily thread it through your hair, use as a belt or use as a headband as well. Having the base as a chain and a lobster claw clasp means you can clip it to any length.

My current favourite is just as a nice long necklace!


Hope you enjoyed and let me know if you give it a try!


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