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:

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You need:

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

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

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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!

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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.

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

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

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Done!

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

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Or as a decoration for a handbag!

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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!

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