Monday, May 11, 2015

DIY ~ Boho Spike Necklace

Hi lovelies!  With warmer months upon us, I'm all about easy, breezy jewelry that I can easily dress up a plain tee or tank with.  This fun statement necklace is so easy to make and is the perfect piece to throw on with practically everything.  {Click for the how-to!}

You'll need:

  • Spike beads (I bought mine as a strand of a lot more than pictured at my local Michaels store, in the bead aisles.)
  • Wooden beads (I had these from an old project, but check out your local craft stores!)
  • 18" necklace chain (I found this blush toned beauty at Michaels, in with the chain in the jewelry aisles.  It came as a necklace just as shown!)
  • Crimp beads (Optional: crimp bead covers)
  • Monofilament beading thread
  • Wire cutters
  • Crimp bead tool (pictured) or regular pliers 

Find the middle of your chain and cut it in half with the wire cutters.  Set aside.

I like to keep my beading thread on the spool when I use it to hold my beads in place.  There's usually a little notch you can slide the thread into to so it won't unravel too.

Start threading on your beads in a desired pattern.

Take the cut end of the monofilament and slide on a crimp bead followed by one of the cut ends of chain.  Fold the monofilament end back over the chain and back into the crimp bead.  Slide for a tight fit!  Use your pliers to flatten the crimp bead.  Thread the excess monofilament back through the first five or so beads and then snip the excess.

Repeat on the other side, but make sure to leave enough wiggle room so that the beads can form a nice curve.

Et voila!

I really love this necklace and find myself wanting to wear it daily!  You could really change up the vibe of the piece depending on the color and size wooden beads you use, as well as the chain too.

I'd love to see what you're making, so make sure to tag your creations on Instagram with #SnSdiy!


1 comment:

  1. I love it, Lia!



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