As a busy mom, I’m all about multitasking. So if I can find (or DIY) an accessory that can be worn several different ways, then I’m all over it. Which is why I’m calling this necklace the bold title of ‘most versatile necklace ever!’ I love that it can be worn as a short necklace or as a pendant. Or even wrapped on your arm as a bracelet. Plus, you can make it in colors that complement your wardrobe – green and blue were my choices, since they’re my favorites.
Supplies needed –
- 15 green stones or beads
- 26 gauge gold wire
- 2 gold beads
- T-shirt you don’t mind recycling
- Jewelry pliers with wire clippers
1. String the green beads onto the wire. Finish with a gold bead and bend the end of the wire into a small loop with the pliers. But don’t close the loop all the way! Just close it enough so that the beads don’t fall off.
2. Clip the other end of the wire, leaving a bit of excess length. Add the other gold bead to that end and curl the wire into a loop.
3. Cut two long strips of the T-shirt, each about 1-inch wide and 2-feet long.
4. Fold back a 1-inch piece of fabric on the end of each shirt strip and and start wrapping with a length of wire.
5. Wrap several times and clip the excess wire.
6. Using jewelry pliers, attach the hook at each end of the bead wire to the wrapped wire and close the loop.
Can you think of any other ways to wear this necklace?8