Create Your Own Statement Necklace

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    Create Your Own Statement Necklace: Step 1

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace
    Create Your Own Statement Necklace. Stars from Streetlight

    Bold statement necklace are an amazing fashion accessory as they add a wow factor to any outfit. Learn how to make your own to express your own personal style, by gluing beads or pendants to a piece of fabric. This DIY statement necklace created by Stacie from Stars from Streetlight is inspired by Stella and Dot Pegasus necklace, a gold bib of metal feathers which has been worn by celebrates such as Kim Kardashian, Shay Mitchell and Katie Lee Gifford. 

    What You Will Need:

    • Durable piece of fabric (such as leather, suede, thick cotton)
    • Metal leaf jewelry pendant, or your preferred pendant/gem with a flat back
    • Superglue
    • Ribbon
    • Craft scissors
    • Thread in the same color as the ribbon
    • Needle
    • Small piece of jewelry chain
    • Jewelry cutters (or wire cutters)
    • Measuring tape
    • Pencil

    How To Make Your Own Statement Necklace:

    • To begin measure how wide you want your bib style necklace to be, measuring just below your neck. 
    • Draw out your "U" shape onto the fabric using a pencil that is 7 inches wide (or whatever width you wish to use) and 3 inches tall. Carefully cut out the “U” shape using sharp craft scissors.
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  • 02 of 05

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace: Step 2

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace
    Create Your Own Statement Necklace. Stars from Streetlight

     How To Make Your Own Statement Necklace (cont.):

    • Cut two pieces of ribbon that are one foot long and sew one end of the ribbon to the top of the fabric on the inner section of the “U” shape closest to where you neck would be. On the opposite side of the fabric sew the other piece of ribbon, again closest to where your neck would be. Make sure to sew both pieces of ribbon so they are strongly attached to the fabric as the ribbon will carry the weight of the necklace.
    • Starting from the outer section of the “U” shape glue one row of the pendants using super glue. Continue gluing each additional rows of pendants directly over top of the previous layer until the entire fabric is covered with the pendants.
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  • 03 of 05

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace: Step 3

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace
    Create Your Own Statement Necklace. Stars from Streetlight

     How To Make Your Own Statement Necklace (cont.):

    • Using jewelry cutters cut a piece of chain that will cover the inner section of the “U” shape. Using the superglue glue the chain to the top part of the necklace so that it covers the tops of the upper row of pendants, giving a smooth clean line to the necklace. 
    • Allow the necklace to dry overnight.
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    Create Your Own Statement Necklace: Step 4

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace
    Create Your Own Statement Necklace. Stars from Streetlight

    How To Make Your Own Statement Necklace (cont.):

    • Once the glue has fully dried tie the ribbons around your neck to the desired length and wear your new necklace.
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  • 05 of 05

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace: Tips

    Create Your Own Statement Necklace
    Create Your Own Statement Necklace. Stars from Streetlight

    Tips:

    • Using the same “U” shaped piece of fabric and 2 pieces of ribbons you can easily customize the necklace to create your own unique necklace. All you need to do is find your choice of beads, gems, or natural stones and glue them onto the fabric to create your unique design.
    • When working with heavier stones make sure that they have a smooth back so there is as much contact area as possible for the glue to adhere to the fabric.
    • If you prefer lighter jewelry you can reduce the size of the “U” shape to decrease the number of beads or pendants required which will reduce the weight. Additionally when purchasing pendants, gems or stones of your jewelry make sure to take note of the weight of them prior to purchasing.

    DIY Blogger Spotlight: Love this project? Then check out Staci's other amazing DIYs on her blog Stars from Streetlight.

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