DIY Chain and Bead Layered Necklace

Thursday, September 27, 2012

DIY Chain and Bead Layered Necklace

Needle-nose pliers and wire cutters
10mm gold jump ring (metal circles)
Gold crimp beads
Wire for beading
Chains - I purchased the larger one from Forever 21 and the other from Joanns
Beads of your choice - I chose 2 different sized green beads and gold metal beads

I layered the chain in a way that I liked to make sure it worked well with the beaded part.
Then I used the jump rings to clasp the chains together to keep them in place.

I took the smaller chain and attached it to the same jump rings that hooked the chains together from the last step.
Above are the three chains all attached to the smaller chain.

Then took the piece of wire and two crimp beads and threaded them through another jump ring then back through the same crimp beads and used my pliers to squeeze the crimp beads closed.

Then I threaded my beads on and repeated the same step with the crimp beads and jump ring on the opposite side. I trimmed any excess wire and repeated the whole process again with my second set of green beads.

When I was beading I was careful to make sure the necklace was layered in a way that I wanted BEFORE I shut the crimp beads. This way you can shift it around until it is in a desired position.

When the beading was finished I added a clasp to the end of the necklace. I opened one of the gold chains, slipped the clasp in, then shut the metal ring using my needle-nose pliers.

Finished! A beautiful and easy DIY chain and bead necklace.

Shirt: Forever 21
J Brand Jeans: Thrifted ($4!)
Belt: Thrifted
Wedges: Marshalls
Necklace: DIY

This was a cute and easy DIY that makes such a statement!
I added these amazing J Brand jeans I thrifted for only $4 and a cute neon belt that was also thrifted for a casual, everyday look.
I kept my outfit relatively simple to showcase my glamourous new creation. 
This necklace was such a fun project and didn't break the bank!

Some tips for this DIY:
-Buy beads on sale or find a coupon on the internet. I got these for 40% off and I know Joanns currently has all beads for 40% off.
-Chains can be expensive and I wanted a nice thick one. I found that it was cheaper to buy a simple curb chain necklace from Forever 21 then to buy a scrap piece from the craft store.
-Don't rush! This was you can play around with the layers and make sure the necklace is exactly how you want it to be.
-Have fun!

Thank you so much for reading!

Navy Swing Skirt

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sweater: Forever 21 ($15)
Coated Waist Skirt: Forever 21 (only $10.50!)
Nine West Heels: Macys (also here)
Bracelets: DIY
Necklace: Forever 21 ($3)

Fuchsia and navy are one of my favorite color combinations ever- they both compliment each other beautifully. This sweater and skirt are not only great fall staples, but they're affordable and cute as well. And these glitter sandals are the icing on the cake!
I wanted to play up the colors of the heels so I added a some DIY crystal bracelets and a simple necklace from Forever 21. 

Thank you so much for reading!

Tory Burch Jacket

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tory Burch Jacket: Thrifted ($8!)
Tank: Target
Necklace: Forever 21
Jack Skirt: Crossroads ($7)
Heels: Marshalls

How amazing is this jacket?!
 I was browsing the thrift store and found it for only $8. Crazy! It's in impeccable condition and fits like a glove. I added this striped full-skirt that I got at crossroads for only $7, a loose tank to match the skirt, and my favorite chain necklace. This is definitely an outfit I will be repeating. 

Thank you so much for reading!

Neon Accent Blouse

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Loft Blouse: Thrifted ($4)
Rich and Skinny Jeans: Plato's Closet
Heels: Plato's Closet
Jewelry: H&M/Forever 21

The weather is finally cooling down here so now it isn't completely crazy to wear jeans. I saw this blouse at a local thrift store and scooped it up so quickly. The mix of the neon coral with the tan is a beautiful combination and takes the center stage in any outfit. I decided to go with my dark skinny jeans and tan heels to keep the colors consistent. Another piece of the blouse I adore is the little bow detailing on the back- it adds the perfect feminine touch to an already amazing blouse.

Thank you so much for reading!

Colorful Wedges

Monday, September 10, 2012

Top: Marshalls ($10)
Shorts: Macys
Wedges: Marshalls
Necklace: Target ($4)

It's always refreshing to have a simple outfit and beautiful accessories- today was one of those days. I opted for comfortable linen shorts and a loose white sweater. I accessorized with this multiple chain necklace from Target; what I love about this piece is the alternating colors of chains between gold and white. Then to add some color, I wore these bright wedges. I saw them in the beginning of the summer, but didn't want to spend too much on them. Luckily, when I came home from camp they had been clearanced...twice! How can you say no to that?!

Thank you so much for reading!

Glitter Sandals

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Let me present to you the girliest sandal of all time-The Hotlist by Nine West.
 Not only are they beyond glamourous, these beauties are so similar to Miu Miu's glitzy sandals but only cost a fraction of the price.
I'm sharing these with you for two reasons: 
1. They are absolutely gorgeous 
 2.  They are on mega sale everywhere!

Here are a few places. None over $50!

Coral Shorts

Friday, September 7, 2012

Zara Blouse: Crossroads ($12) 
 Shorts: Anthropologie/Thrifted ($6) (similar here)
Heels: Marshalls
Jewelry:DIY, c/o Sweet Fashion Deals, Macys

I went shopping last weekend with my sisters and friend in Berkeley and fell in love with this floral blouse- it's such a great fit and so feminine. Plus, it matched these thrifted shorts perfectly.
And lucky for you, these gorgeous earrings from Sweet Fashion Deals above are up for grabs! They are so delicate and the turquoise stones are just stunning. 
Sweet Fashion Deals is an amazing Facebook page and every week they have sales for beautiful and trendy jewelry. 

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