I was scouting online and in mags for some pieces to add to my jewelry collection for fall. The pieces were awesome but not within my budget. Therefore, instead of a deep sigh and wishful thinking, I decided to take matters into my own hands….literally! Here are 3 very easy (I’m serious) and cheap jewelry DIYS. Modify and customize these to your liking. Enjoy!
Leather Ring Necklace
Jewelry Closure Kit
The inspiration piece is $225 and is a choker. I made mine for about $5. As I mentioned earlier, customize this DIY to your liking. For example, instead of a choker with gold rings, I wanted a silver necklace.
First, decide your length and cut cord accordingly.
Simply thread the leather cord with rings—use smaller rings for a more delicate look or bigger ones for a chunky necklace.
Decide how you’d like to fasten the necklace. Use a clasp kit or even a knot will work.
This is one my fave! And when I saw that these are originally $36, I knew I had to make my own.
First, pick your beads. The thickness of the string, cord, etc. you want to use depends on those.
Next, plan out what your message—mine spells out “ILY” aka “I love you.” Names, dates, or initials are other ideas—just imagine making a necklace with your crush’s name or initials (as you’re standing there talking to them, secretly proclaiming your infatuation for your crush. Ok, that sounds kinda creepy/stalkerish, but you get the idea). Obviously, you don’t want a quote or something long (unless you’re really into a very, very long necklace!).
Thread your necklace. I like delicate, teeny things, so my necklace used small beads and thread.
Use whatever closure you’d like.
Which one was your favorite? Would you try these DIYs? Have you ever made jewelry before? What message would your Morse Code Necklace say?