I love Eddie Borgo jewelry but I prefer not to spend hundreds of dollars on a necklace or a bracelet. So of course that leads me to take the inspiration and recreate that piece of jewelry. This DIY is a twist on Eddie Borgo’s Gold-Plated Triangle Necklace. It’s simple and quick, and I used supplies such as the gold metal foil leftover from a previous DIY. Also, I am currently travelling in Turkey so even though I finished the DIY back in Chicago, I edited it during my flight and now publishing it from Istanbul!
Anyway, let’s get started! Here’s what you will need:
- Gold Metal Sheet/Roll [15 x 15 cm]
- Gold Chain [23 cm piece (2), 19 cm piece (1), 15 cm (1) & 12 cm piece (1)]
- Template divided into sections A, B, C & D.
- 4 Small Jump-Rings & a Clasp
- X-acto Knife/Scissors
- Jewelry Plier
Step 1: Get a printout of the template I created and cutout 6 of those shapes from the 15 x 15 cm gold sheet using the x-acto knife or scissors. Start in top left corner of the sheet so you can cutout 3 in one row and 3 in a second row.
Step 2: With one of the cutout shapes facing wrong side up, place one end of the 23 cm chain on the middle dotted line on the cutout between sections A & B.
Step 2: Fold section A on top of B along the middle dotted line so the chain is wrapped by the two triangles.
Step 4: Using the side dotted lines as guidelines, fold section C and D over on top so the sides of the triangles wrapping the chain are sealed. This is the back side of each triangle. These folded flaps, C & D, will not be visible on the front side of the triangle.
Step 5: Add two more triangles on the same 23 cm chain. Repeat steps 1-5 on the second 23 cm chain. If you started placing triangles on the left end of the first 23 cm chain, on the second chain — start on the right end. You should end up with 3 triangles on each 23 cm chain.
Step 6: Using the pliers, add the 4 jump-rings at each end of the two 23 cm chains.
Step 7: As you see in the image for step 5, each 23 cm chain has an end that’s closer to the triangles. Use the pliers to add the remaining 3 chains to the jump-rings on these two ends. Start with the longest 19cm piece and then move to the 15 cm and the 12cm pieces.
Step 8: To finish off, add the clasp to one of two remaining jump-rings at the other end of 23 cm chains. Then you have your geometric necklace!
I really hope you enjoyed this take on the Eddie Borgo necklace! Give it a try and use it to accessorize any outfit during the holidays. Stay up to date on my next DIY plans through Facebook or checkout more of my inspirations on Pinterest. Until next time, get your creative fix & stay HIGH on DIY!