This is about the easiest DIY fashion project ever. It requires only ribbon and opposable thumbs. And a drawer full of jewelry. But I'm sure you've got that.
This is the first in a series of easy projects that were inspired by my jewelry drawer cleanup. If you want to make some DIY jewelry, do not be going to the craft store and buying beads and whatnot. You have beads. Look in that drawer. You know you do.
Below are some necklaces we are going to be knocking off. They are everywhere. You've seen them - multi-strand necklaces with lucite or clear glass beads and a ribbon. Below we have examples from Talbots, Ann Taylor and Stella & Dot. They cost between $34 and $150.
Some currently available necklaces that are similar are Anthropologie's Mystic Tieback Bib Necklace and the Lily Mineral Necklace and Ann Taylor's Faceted Teardrop Statement Necklace.
To accomplish this, take a boring beaded necklace (I got mine at Annie Sez last year for $3) and fold it in half. Tie two pieces of ribbon at either end. The ribbon should be about nine inches long. Make one of your tie points where the clasp is, if you necklace has one.
Use two clip earrigs to hide the knots. You can stop here if you like.
Or you can attach a fabric flower pin. Don't have one? No worries. This post shows you how.
And here are some more DIY jewelry projects: