Thursday, November 1, 2012

{Subtle Statement Necklace}

Y'all have no idea how excited I am to be sharing a new post after almost two weeks of being MIA!  At the end of each grading period, my life gets ridiculously busy!  Last week I was buried under a mountain of papers, and this week I had parent-teacher conferences for two afternoons.  But, anyway, I'm here now sharing a new jewelry tutorial.
Last month I participated in a handmade jewelry swap sponsored by Kara from Mine for the Making. I was paired with Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama.  I emailed her to see what styles and colors of jewelry she likes, and she told me that she likes turquoise.  In February, I made {these pendants}, and I have been wanting to make some type of statement necklace using the wrapped hoops ever since, so I gathered my supplies and got to work making a turquoise necklace for Lindsay.
I wrapped several plastic hoops (they can be found in the sewing section of a craft store) with embroidery floss in different shades of blue and turquoise.  I followed the steps I outlined {HERE}.
Once I had a decent number of hoops wrapped, I started playing around with arrangements.  When I found an arrangement I liked, I attached the hoops to each other with different size jump rings.
Then I simply attached two lengths of chain and a clasp to finish my necklace.
Why do I call this a subtle statement necklace?  I think the size of the hoops make a statement, but the fact that there's negative space in the middle of the hoops and there's not an overabundance or gems or anything else makes it a subtle statement.
You could make a necklace like this to match any outfit you have, and you could add as many wrapped hoops as you wanted to create a different look.  Lindsay received her necklace last week, and I think she liked it!  :)  I sent her two other handmade pieces that I'll be sharing the tutorials for in the upcoming weeks.  Thanks for stopping by!

Check out my other DIY necklace tutorials {HERE}.


  1. Love this! I'm going to have to make my own version! :-)

  2. Wow, that's really pretty! Thanks for sharing this tutorial, I really have to try that soon! =) And the colors are awesome (this kind of embroidery yarn really is great, btw, I use it too).

  3. I DO love it!! It's one of my favorite necklaces :) You did an amazing job!

    1. Thanks for linking this up at Artsy Corner! You were featured today, so come grab a featured button! :)

  4. I love this-so pretty! Thanks for from TT&J!

  5. This is fantastic! Would you consider sharing it at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there.

  6. I love this necklace! It's something I'd wear! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


  7. Soooo pretty!!! Thanks for joining the swap, friend!

  8. Hi, Bethany - that is sooo pretty!

  9. This looks so easy and cute! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there!

  10. WOW! This is great! I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party! :)

  11. This is gorgeous, I will have to try it!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  12. Hello Bethany, this is so pretty and seems fairly easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. We've been missing you at Transformed Tuesday Won't you come by and share with us? Hugs, Peggy


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