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.
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.
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!
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.
DIY Polymer Clay Bead Necklace
This is s great project to start with if you are a beginner or polymer clay seems intimidating to you. You can not mess this one up.
Decorate a Wood Pendant with Mod Podge
Learn how to decorate a wood pendant with a picture from a magazine - or any other scan you! This DIY jewelry is easy and great for gifts.
Learn how to make washer necklaces using this simple tutorial! It's a perfect craft for kids or adults - plus it's inexpensive.
Pressed Leaf Pendants
Learn how to make pressed leaf pendants with real dried leaves! You can make beautiful jewelry with this simple to follow tutorial.
Make a Necklace with a Seed Packet
You can make a necklace with a dollar store seed packet and some other craft store supplies! This is such an easy jewelry project.
DIY Shrinky Dink Jewelry
This DIY Shrinky Dink necklace was so easy! If you love Shrinky Dink jewelry, this is a fun project to try with Sharpies and stencils.
DIY Photo Pendant in Four Easy Steps
Learn how to make a photo pendant the easy way! Attach to a necklace or bracelet for simple DIY jewelry that also makes a great gift idea.
Embroidered Pendant Necklace
There is something special about a jewelry piece that doesn’t come from your average store – plus it’s so fun to make things that are a little more personal. That’s just the case with this little “Hello” embroidered pendant necklace!
Personalized Wire Word Jewelry
Bending wire takes some patience, but anyone can do it! Debi gives you a tutorial, including a video to show you how it's done. Customize with the embroidery floss colors of your choice.
Oven Bake Clay Charms
Press clay into silicone molds to turn it into any shapes that you like! Once the clay has hardened, you can paint and gild the shapes, then string them to make some pretty DIY necklaces.
Acorn Bird's Nest Necklace
Turn small beans and an acorn cap into the cutest natural, spring inspired necklace! This is very simple to make, and kids love to try them too.
Polymer Image Transfer Pendants
Are you looking for a unique polymer clay jewelry idea using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic? These DIY necklaces are perfect for gifts!
Felt Ball Necklace Tutorial
Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial to create this Felt Ball Necklace. It’s really simple to make (hence the 10 minute project) and would be a great statement necklace.
DIY Silhouette Locket Necklace
It's not hard at all to make DIY necklaces featuring silhouettes! This project would be a fun way to show off your kiddos, or be a sweet gift for your favorite mother.
DIY Geometric Bead Necklaces
These little chunky geometric necklaces are going to be one of your favorite new accessories. Pair these with a t-shirt and your favorite jeans, and you're good to go!
Essential Oils Diffuser Necklace
If you want to enjoy essential oils on the go, this diffuser necklace is perfect! Vanessa uses hers with lavender and peppermint for headaches, but you can add any of your favorite scents.
Pie Chart Paper Pendants
These DIY necklaces are made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread, and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts.
DIY Stamped Washer Necklaces
If you've never hand stamped metal, you'll be surprised how easy it is! You can use the stamps on washers and make beautiful jewelry by adding beads and chain.
DIY Wood and Resin Pendant
Make beautiful resin jewelry using wood pieces and alcohol ink or food coloring and resin. You can make a beautiful pendant set using the mold of your choice.
Neon Statement Necklace in a Few Easy Steps
Channel your love of neon and shapes into the most fun statement necklace that will ever grace your neck. It’s inspired by summer pool toys!
Beaded Asymmetrical Necklace
Brittni designed a long, asymmetrical necklace that can be worn during the day or at night. I love the combination of beads with color and then plain wood beads to make a simple yet beautiful piece of jewelry.
Hammered Heart Necklace
Do you enjoy taking out your frustrations on wire with a jewelry hammer? You're going to love this beautiful hammered necklace! It's way easier than you think, and perfect for beginning jewelry crafters.
Faux Turquoise DIY Necklace
It's hard to believe that dryer lint can turn into beautiful DIY necklaces. I know - but it's true! Cathie will show you exactly how the faux turquoise is made.
Stamped Lucky Penny Necklace
Could you use a little luck and positive energy? This fun lucky penny necklace will be perfect for you! This piece is hand-stamped, but if you aren’t into stamping, you can still make a non-stamped version of your own!
DIY Victorian Pendant With Dimensional Magic
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is a great way to create faux cabochon jewelry! Tara will show you how to make a cool necklace with a vintage style image in a few simple steps.
Gold Leaf Resin Pendants
Add a little glitz to your wardrobe with these beautiful handmade gold leaf pendants. These necklaces make great gifts and are perfect for customizing to fit your style.
DIY Stamped Monogram Necklace
This DIY stamped monogram necklace is easy to make, and can be customized for anyone you want to make one for. If you loved playing with play dough as a kid (or as an adult - I know I do!), you'll love creating this necklace!!
DIY Necklace for the Book Lover
A tiny set of books makes the perfect pendant for book-lovers, librarians, teachers, and bookworms. This book necklace DIY is so simple to make with the help of some miniature books for a dollhouse!
DIY Wedding Dress Necklace Tutorial
DIY wedding dress necklace tutorial that shows you how to use a tiny
piece of your wedding dress to make a quick and easy pendant. Looks
gorgeous and a great thing to do with your dress after the wedding!
Simple Gold Beaded Heart Necklace
This beaded heart DIY necklace combines two unlikely colors - aqua and gold - with Mod Podge and microbeads for a unique jewelry look.
Candy Cane Christmas Necklace
Create a unique (and easy!) Christmas necklace in a few easy steps! You'll love making this and adding it to your holiday wardrobe.
Beaded Snowman Necklace
Everyone loves handmade gifts and a handmade necklace! Even better when it is simple to put together and makes a statement to wear. I’m going to walk you through creating your own Beaded Holiday Necklace in three easy steps. This necklace makes a great gift or winter accessory!
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Friday 23rd of July 2021
Another great Post.