DIAMONDS on my neck! I've been looking for the perfect statement necklace to pair with some casual tops like sweatshirts and graphic tees. Nothing like fancy-ing up a basic top with some grand jewels, right? And since I couldn't quite find one that I loved (either something was off or the price was NOT right), I decided I'd have to just make this bad boy myself.
We've used this term before, but there was some major FRANKENSTEIN-ING going on to piece this necklace together. This basically means we hoard fun costume jewelry pieces, take them apart, then mix and match to create a new masterpiece! It's actually really fun to do because you get to customize the entire piece, and once you're done it's one of a kind!
Now, remember - there is no science behind this. It really is just gathering some pieces that you like, taking them apart and then attaching them back together. Most of the "parts" I used were from the bargain bins at H&M and Forever21. Have fun with it!
For this necklace I used:
- An old F21 silver chain I had
- A pendant that used to dangle from a pair of H&M earrings
- A pair of old Forever 21 earrings (not pictured here)
- Another pair of H&M earrings (I removed the neon roping)
- Pliers - I used two pairs which is useful for opening/closing loops
Here are some tips:
- Make sure you have plenty of "connectors" (the loops that attach the pieces together) in the color you need. You can also buy these at craft stores in different sizes.
- If the pieces aren't laying right, add or remove loops to balance them out
- You can easily snip away earring backs using your pliers
- Measure the chain length you'll need on yourself and adjust to your desired length
Enjoy Frankenstein-ing your own piece!