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DIY Necklaces: 30+ Ideas for Gifts or Selling

Learn how to make over 30 DIY necklaces using these easy step-by-step tutorials! All of these necklaces are perfect for beginning crafters. These are perfect to make for yourself, as gifts, or to sell.

DIY Necklaces

I’ll be the first to admit – I go through phases with necklaces. And earrings. And bracelets. Sometimes I wear them and sometimes I don’t, and I repeat this behavior for long periods of time. For example I might wear necklaces for two years in a row, then stop wearing any jewelry at all for six months.

I don’t know if it’s strange or not.

But it doesn’t change the fact that when I get into a necklace phase, it’s like discovering jewelry all over again! I love making new pieces to add to my collection. I love DIY necklaces, so I put together a collection to share with you. Some of these are necklaces that I would like to try, and some of them I have made. All of them are pretty and I can’t wait for you to see the list of tutorials!

DIY Necklace Making

One thing that’s important to know when making necklaces – perhaps the most important thing – is how long you’d like the necklaces to be. Because of that, I’ve provided a necklace size chart below. Most necklaces can be customized to the size you like, so this chart will help you decide.

Necklace Length Chart

Keep in mind that this necklace chart is a guideline for reference only. The true fit of a necklace depends on a variety of factors but most importantly, your individual body type. If you want to have a more accurate idea of where a necklace falls on you specifically, cut a piece of ribbon or string in the length and slip it over your neck.

Necklace Length Chart

14″ Length – fits more tightly around the neck, like a choker.

16″ Length – falls right around the base of the neck, above the collarbone. If you’re wearing a shirt, it will fall above the collar.

18″ Length – if you would like the necklace to hang below your throat at the collarbone, this is a good choice. Pendants are commonly added to this length as well.

20″ Length – falls a few inches below the collarbone. This works well for lower necklines.

22″ Length – hits at or above a low neckline.

24″ Length – necklaces at this length are below the lowest necklines and are at the top of the breast area.

28″ Length – hangs over the top of the bosom.

31 – 32″ Length – will hang below the bosom area.


Are you ready to check out the DIY necklaces? Scroll down and enjoy the list below. Let me know your favorites in the comments!

DIY Necklaces

Learn how to make over 30+ DIY necklaces with these unique step-by-step tutorials! These projects are perfect to make for yourself, as gifts, or to sell at craft fairs.

Rebecca Payne

Friday 23rd of July 2021

Another great Post.