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Guest Project — Make a $70 J. Crew-inspired necklace for $10

Jcrew Knock off Necklace
Tutorial
Ok lets get started…. 
Here is the $70 (ouch) original necklace
Now here is how to make one for only $10
SUPPLIES:
Chains (I chose gold because I wear it a lot but silver would look awesome too)
*please note all the chain was originally purchased at JOANNS on a 40% jewelery clearance – there will be left over chain from this project*
Ribbon (i used 24 inches total)
2 metal  hooks
One clasp
metal pliers (for opening the links)
THE HOW TO:
Start cutting all your chain to desired length…make each on a bit longer than the next so they layered.
Then using one of your metal “hooks / connectors” loop each chain onto it.
Pinch it shut and repeat on the other side of the chain
I cut my 24 inch ribbon in half…
tie each 12 inch piece onto your metal loops
*a bow would be really cute too – or you could sew your ends shut*
 Make sure you burn the ends of the ribbon so they don’t fray
add your final clasp to make taking it on and off easy
*please note if you are making it long enough to go over your head you can skip the part about cutting your ribbon and just tie it in one piece with NO clasp or connector*
Pretty easy huh?
if you wanted to add some **BLING** to it you could add a cute button or pin on the top side of one of the chains
These necklaces would make great gifts for Christmas or make them in all different kinds of metal for you!

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Thanks so much for having me guest post today Jen! 
I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial!
if you make one…let me know.I love to see your creations using my tutorials!

 

Brittany – you are just too cute!! 
Seriously – this girl can whip up projects like nobody’s business!! She is so creative! 
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You guys have probably seen Brittany’s Amazing Laundry Room Sign all over blogland lately – love it!
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She made these beautiful Anthro-Inspired knobs -so pretty!!
Of course I love this sign – and hers with the bird is so fun! You can download these over at her place!
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - tiffany blue - spring collection - designer favorite ((Rosette bib statment necklace))
Brittany also has a wonderful etsy shop where she sells beautiful items like this Breakfast at Tiffany’s Necklace swoon! 
Be sure to check out {Love Stitched} – you will be glad you did!
XOXO
PS — The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at 7 PM {MST} — although I have been starting it a tad early… Come join up so I can feature YOUR ideas!

Comments

  1. yourstrulyisabel says:

    Your necklace is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature it at
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

  2. mrssherbert says:

    I love making redone jewelry! I haven't worked up the courage to do something that requires chain though…. Now I'm gunna try it!

  3. What a great idea! It came out so cute!

  4. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Ooo…love that "Keep Calm" sign!

  5. FABULOUS!

  6. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:

    Genius! It looks just as cute as the original and $60 less….that's awesome!

  7. We live in a Zoo! says:

    Wow!! I love it!!! And the christmas present idea as well :D

  8. Kelly at I Dream of Decor says:

    It looks amazing! great job!

  9. Brittany@Love Stitched says:

    Thanks so much for the feature Jen!! and letting me guest post! :)

  10. the thrifty ba says:

    LOVE this idea!