You Made That?! 22 Necklaces You Can DIY in No Time

We asked our favorite DIY bloggers to share the cutest necklaces they've ever crafted. Each one is perfect for dressing up a T-shirt-or adding edge to a classic ensemble. Make one for yourself with the easy how-to.

Ruched Ribbon Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

Ispydiy.com

The Idea: Ribbon morphs into a flirty, feminine necklace

The Blogger: Jenni Radosevich of ispydiy.com, whose book, I Spy DIY Style, is packed with cool ideas

Why It’s So Chic: All the romance of a ballerina’s tutu in necklace form Level of Difficulty: Wire thread makes it easy

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at ispydiy.com

Mixed Media Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

stripesandsequins.com

The Idea: Edgy box chain and metal beads meet humble embroidery floss in this artisan-quality necklace

The Blogger: Sparkle obsessed Grace Atwood shares ingenious DIYs at stripesandsequins.com

Why It’s So Chic: Atwood’s sophisticated color palette and choice of materials make this piece look like it cost hundreds at a boutique

Level of Difficulty: Medium—set aside a good chunk of time to craft your own

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at stripesandsequins.com

Colorful Skeleton Key Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

psimadethis.com

The Idea: Painting old keys with pretty nail polish gives them a stylish second life

The Blogger: DIY star Erica Domesek of psimadethis.com and the books P.S. - I Made This...I See It. I Like It. I Make It. and P.S.-You’re Invited

Why It’s So Chic: It’s a fresh, downtown take on Tiffany & Co.’s stunning diamond keys

Level of Difficulty: Very easy

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at psimadethis.com

Leather Cutout Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

lovemaegan.com

The Idea: Tough leather is transformed into a lightweight necklace ideal for any rock chick

The Blogger: Lifestyle multihyphenate Maegan Tintari of lovemaegan.com

Why It’s So Chic: The graphic leather piece looks amazing on bare skin or over a denim shirt or crewneck sweater. (Or, if you’re as cool as Maegan, layer it with another clashing necklace!)

Level of Difficulty: Simple; if you struggle with the scissors, switch to an Exacto blade

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at lovemaegan.com

Rhinestone Lucite Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

StripesandSequins.com

The Idea: PolyShrink sheets stand in for the super-cool material known as Lucite

The Blogger: Grace Atwood of stripesandsequins.com

Why It’s So Chic: It’s see-through!

Level of Difficulty: Medium-to-hard, since the marking and cutting requires precision

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at stripesandsequins.com

Jewel 'N Chain Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

gli.com

The Idea: Jumbo gems look glamorous on a rockin’ gold chain

The Blogger: Kristen Turner of glitternglue.com

Why It’s So Chic: Emerald—a fave of Old Hollywood icons Ava Gardner and Liz Taylor—is the color of the year

Level of Difficulty: Easy

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at glitternglue.com

Pom Pom Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

StripesandSequins.com

The Idea: Who knew: Playful pom poms can look as cool as pyramid studs

The Blogger: Erica and Lauren of honestlywtf.com

Why It’s So Chic: The combination of materials is unexpected, and you can customize the colors to suit your mood

Level of Difficulty: You’ll need a bit of patience—but no jewelry-making experience—to attach all the jump rings

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at honestlywtf.com

Chevron and Chain Necklace

Chevron and Chain Necklace

StripesandSequins.com

The Idea: This necklace merges three big trends: fishtail braids, chevron stripes and neon

The Blogger: Grace Atwood of Stripes & Sequins

Why It’s So Chic: It’s preppy and peppy

Level of Difficulty: Hard. You’ll need patience to get a beautiful braid

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at stripesandsequins.com

Rose Garden Necklace

Rose Garden Necklace

StripesandSequins.com

The Idea: Etsy-sourced rosettes are arranged in a romantic necklace        

The Blogger: Grace Atwood of the uber-cute site stripesandsequins.com   

Why It’s So Chic: The vintage-looking piece works as well with a sundress as it does under the collar of a crisp white blouse       

Level of Difficulty: Medium. You’ll need jump rings and a lobster clasp from the craft store

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at stripesandsequins.com

Colorblock Rope Necklace

Colorblock Rope Necklace

HonestlyWTF.com

The Idea: Turn hardware store swag into a vibrant accessory

The Blogger: Honestly WTF

Why It’s So Chic: It’s like a super-cool friendship bracelet for grownups!     

Level of Difficulty: Medium. You’ll be rewarded for patience and precision

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at honestlywtf.com

Pink-Tinged Multi-Chain Necklace

Pink-Tinged Multi-Chain Necklace

APairandaSpareDIY.com

The Idea: A carabiner (like mountain climbers use) links together a bevy of chains.
The Blogger: Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair & A Spare

Why It’s So Chic: It’s the mixed-metal trend taken to a whole new level

Level of Difficulty: Easy

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at apairandasparediy.com

Neon Gem Necklace

Neon Gem Necklace

ISpyDIY.com

The Idea: Paint clear gems with your choice of neon nail polishes and affix to a black bib

The Blogger: I Spy DIY

Why It’s So Chic: Willy Wonka would approve of this candy-esque creation

Level of Difficulty: Easy. Stick-it craft felt makes it a snap

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at ispydiy.com

Tulle Tendril Bib

Tulle Tendril Bib

StripesandSequins.com

The Idea: Felt backing, tulle and gems combine in this ethereal piece

The Blogger: Grace from Stripes & Sequins

Why It’s So Chic: The tulle brings romance to pretty much any outfit, while the gold and crystals add major shine

Level of Difficulty: Medium. Lots of gluing and cutting is required to achieve the lovely layered look

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at stripesandsequins.com

Button Brooch Necklace

Button Brooch Necklace

GlitterNGlue.com

The Idea: Create an award-worthy piece of jewelry, inspired by Anne Hathaway’s Academy Awards necklace, in a few easy steps

The Blogger: LA-based blogger extraordinaire Kristen Turner of Glitter ‘N Glue

Why It’s So Chic: You’re essentially wearing the Oscar-winner’s jewels without needing an armed escort

Level of Difficulty: Simple. Just clip everything together ‘til you’re satisfied

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at glitternglue.com

Crystal and Copper Necklace

Crystal and Copper Necklace

LoveMaegan.com

The Idea: A plumbing elbow and nylon cording meet in this minimalist bauble

The Blogger: Maegan Tintari from ...Love Maegan

Why It’s So Chic: Copper is a fresh alternative to yellow and white metals, while rhinestones add sparkle

Level of Difficulty: Easy—the elbow is like one big bead!

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at lovemaegan.com

Splatter Art Necklace

Splatter Art Neckace

PsiMadeThis.com

The Idea: Give a ho-hum necklace new life with Jackson Pollock-inspired splatters

The Blogger: Erica from the famed DIY site P.S. – I Made This...

Why It’s So Chic: Paint splatters are alluringly artsy

Level of Difficulty: Couldn’t be easier!

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at psimadethis.com

Bunting Necklace

Bunting Necklace

TheDaintySquid.com

The Idea: Turn little vinyl triangles into an indie-adorable necklace

The Blogger: The Dainty Squid

Why It’s So Chic: We’ve seen bunting take the decor and wedding worlds by storms, and now they are popping up in fashion

Level of Difficulty: Easy—as long as you have a tiny hole punch

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at thedaintysquid.com

Oversized Crystal Pendant Necklace

Oversized Crystal Pendant Necklace

HonestlyWTF.com

The Idea: More is more! This exorbitantly oversized pendant looks amazing with a rugged shirt or basic tee

The Blogger: Honestly WTF

Why It’s So Chic: Taking its cues from Verdura’s iconic jewels, this necklace is simply show-stopping

Level of Difficulty: Medium.

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at honestlywtf.com

Layered Chain and Spike Necklace

Layered Chain and Spike Necklace

ISpyDIY.com

The Idea: Spikes, chains and ribbons, oh my!

The Blogger: I Spy DIY

Why It’s So Chic: Ribbon, spikes and three different sizes of silver chain gives this piece extra dimension

Level of Difficulty: Easy-Medium. Threading ribbon through chain is like a mini meditation!

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step video instructions at ispydiy.com

Feather Collar

Feather Collar

Found Creative for Glitter ‘N Glue

The Idea: Bring on the drama! This fabulous collar can accompany a wedding dress or a little white tee

The Blogger: Kristen Turner of Glitter ‘N Glue

Why It’s So Chic: It’s like a boa, pared down

Level of Difficulty: Medium. Using earrings to connect different pieces simplifies the process

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at glitternglue.com

Tassel Necklace

Tassel Necklace

PsiMadeThis.com

The Idea: Trimmings in one of today’s hottest colors—emerald green—look so cool suspended from a chunky chain and metallic rope

The Blogger: Erica from P.S. -- I Made This...

Why It’s So Chic: Tassels have a jaunty, haberdashery look that’s amazing with a crisp white shirt

Level of Difficulty: Easy. The rope is knotted to the chain, so you don’t need any special jewelry-making tools

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at psimadethis.com

PVC and Rhinestone Necklace

PVC and Rhinestone Necklace

APairandaSpareDIY.com

The Idea: Chunky blue gems appear to float against a transparent background

The Blogger: Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair & A Spare, who has a soft spot for all things embellished

Why It’s So Chic: See-through accessories are a fresh alternative to medieval-style statement necklaces

Level of Difficulty: Medium. Starting with a template ensures symmetrical, professional results

DIY! Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions at apairandasparediy.com

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