I was really inspired by a couple of these necklaces that I had seen on the runways this year.
After taking a closer look at them I knew I could make something similar.
Here’s what you’ll need from your local hardware store:
-varying sized washers
-gold metal wire
I also needed extra gold chain. You can use anything you have laying around or get some at the craft store. Also, some ribbon.
First, tie a ribbon to make your bike chain connect.
This will be the strong base of your necklace. Next, get your washers.
Spray them gold on both sides.
Now, attach a piece of your chain to the bike chain and begin stringing the washers by wrapping around them once. Do different spacings, different lengths, all the while attaching the chain back and forth with your gold wire. I just would basically tie it to the bike chain then trim off the excess. You can also use jewelry closures if you prefer.
Keep stringing them until you get the heaviness you want for your look.
Look how great the completed project looks!
(my sister, Francesca was here from Arizona so I got a fresh faced model!)
This entire project cost me about $7 and took me about 20 minutes. I think if I did another I would use a satin ribbon and make the tie a bow on the back so you could var the length of the necklace. I’ve already worn this twice because it’s so versatile.
Who knew bike chains and washers could be so chic?
This tutorial is also over at MODE Bay Area today along with some other great articles!
And, just a tip- the amazing Harts Fabric is having a home dec sale. Go check it out!
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