If you’re feeling really crafty this week and tired of paying more than $35 for a nice statement necklace, then you’ve come to the right place. Now that many crafts stores have large make-it-yourself jewelry sections, there is no excuse for why you can’t make your own fashionable jewelry!
- Pick a color scheme for your statement necklace — I went with gold and pewter.
- I dug through my mom’s sewing stuff to find old, intricate buttons, or you can get some new ones from the craft store.
- Create a pattern and shape of how you would like the buttons to be organized on a piece of felt. This is all according to your taste!
- Then, take a glue gun, and glue each button in its respective place. You could also sew each button, if you’re up for it!
- Once each button is stable, use scissors to cut out the shape of the buttons from the felt until it cannot be seen.
- Trace this same piece of felt again, and cut out a copy to place over the chain.
- Take your gold or silver chain from the craft store (you can also use a chain from an old necklace), and hot-glue the chain to the piece of felt.
- Take your the second piece of felt, and glue it on top of the chain (this way the buttons and chain don’t scratch your skin when you wear it!).
- Take out links of the chain to make it your desired length. Add the clasp to the end, and you’re set to wear your newest piece of jewelry.
I can’t wait to wear mine, and when people ask where I got it, I can say I made it all by myself — not to mention it was way cheaper than a similar store-bought necklace!
Happy Crafting!XOXO,The Crafty Gator