Thursday, 6 December 2012

DIY Tiered Ombre Necklace

Be fabulously fashionable this summer with this do-it-yourself tiered ombre necklace from our favs at Brit + Co.

You’ll need:

-          chain
-          wire cutters
-          needle nose pliers
-          spandex strips
-          gold jewelry loops
-          scissors
-          tape

You'll be cutting 6 different lengths of chain for this so make sure you've got a good set of wire cutters. Cut the first length of chain to size. This will be the piece that goes around your whole neck so it should be around 60cm (24 inches).
Now get your spandex prepped. Cut strips about 1.5cm (0.5 inches) wide and plenty long, and stretch.
To thread the spandex through the chain, use a piece of tape to create a needle at one end of the spandex, kind of like the end of a shoelace. Tie one end of the spandex as far down as you want the color to start. Thread through as long as you'd like for the first tier. We went with 11 inches centered at the bottom of the necklace.
Cut the next length of chain 2.5 – 5cm (1-2 inches) shorter than the colored portion of the first chain. Thread through. Repeat so you have 3 lines of the first color.
Then 2 with the next color. And just 1 with the last color.
Now time to attach! Use gold jewelry loops to attach each level to the level above it.
Use needle nose pliers to fasten everything.
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