high on LAYERED CHAIN NECKLACE diy

3 Nov

I have used some unusual materials for DIYs including black-eyed beans in a necklace but I have not used leather in a jewelry DIY yet. When I came across a piece of faux leather fabric, I thought I will give it a try. This DIY uses leather and gold chain to create a tiered or layered necklace with braiding and stud details. It was inspired by this beautiful handmade necklace from Anthropologie.

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You’ll need:

  • Leather (two 15 x 1 inch pieces)
  • Gold Chain (three 16 inch pieces)
  • Gold Prong Studs (two)
  • Gold Jumprings (eight) & a Clasp
  • Pinch Crimps Cord Ends (two)
  • Jewelry Pliers & Scissors

Step 1: To braid the first piece of leather, split it into three equal parts leaving one-third of an inch at the end.

Step 2 & 3: Pass a jumpring through the rightmost part and braid four times. Add another jumpring to the new rightmost part and braid four times. Repeat it one more time so that there are three jumprings in total.

Step 4: Continue braiding till the end and cut off any uneven leather left at the end. Add one of the crimp cord ends to secure the braid.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the second piece of leather. Only difference is to add the jumprings on the leftmost part.

Step 6: Align the jumpring ends of both the leather pieces and begin attaching the chain to the jumprings. I started with the bottom two jumprings and instead of folding the chain exactly in half to add to the jumprings on each side, I kept one of them longer. This gives a more layered look.

Step 7: Add the jumprings and the clasp to the other ends of the braided leather pieces.

Step 8: To give a more polished look, add prong studs on each end of the leather pieces where we began braiding.

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And you have a handmade necklace perfect for dresses or casual tank tops. To create a new look, you can replace the leather with different colored cords and get a completely new necklace or you can also add the studs all along the braided piece instead of just at the ends. So many options to customize, happy DIY-ing! Follow along on Instagram or Pinterest to stay up to date on upcoming DIYs.

18 Comments on “high on LAYERED CHAIN NECKLACE diy”

  1. KIren March 13, 2015 at 2:33 AM #

    Really enjoy reading your blog, love seeing the creativity, its great inspiration!

    Thank you!

    Kiren

    highheelshighhopesblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • HIGHonDIY March 14, 2015 at 2:08 PM #

      Thanks Kiren, stay tuned for some more DIYs!

  2. Aqua February 6, 2015 at 3:09 AM #

    AWESOME!! I love it!! Maybe you’ll like this video DIY Dress I 12 Stylish Ways to Wear Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lrx3lF1eOQ 😀

  3. tish December 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM #

    Totally love this.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/OneofakindVintage1

    • HIGHonDIY December 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by Tish!

    • HIGHonDIY March 14, 2015 at 2:08 PM #

      Thanks Tish!

  4. Tenner Store December 15, 2014 at 6:38 AM #

    Beautiful design! Will have to try out making my own!

    • HIGHonDIY December 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM #

      Thanks!

  5. Michelle Thompson November 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM #

    Such a beautiful piece!

    • HIGHonDIY November 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM #

      Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

  6. Ramya Malik November 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM #

    I like how the final product looks. Good job 🙂

    • HIGHonDIY November 11, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

      Thanks Ramya. I see you just started your own DIY blog, congrats and happy DIYing!

  7. Justine @prettyinpistachio November 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    This is so pretty!! I love how it looks against the blue top.

    • HIGHonDIY November 11, 2014 at 11:34 AM #

      Thanks Justine! Yeah the blue top is my favorite one for gold accessories 🙂

  8. Sam Elliot November 6, 2014 at 4:35 AM #

    That is amazing well done great job, Would like to sell DIY jewelry kits on my website like this.

    • HIGHonDIY November 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM #

      Thanks Sam!

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