Hardware Statement Necklace

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This is a really fun project.  It combines two of my favorite project stores; JoAnn Fabric and Lowes.  I love it when I can take something masculine like corner brackets and turn them into a beautiful DIY statement necklace. Here are the supplies I used:
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From JoAnn Fabric: Jeweler’s pliers, chain, small and medium jump rings, and from Lowes, various sizes of corner brackets found in the hardware aisle.
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The first thing I did was measure 2 strands of 6 chain links per strand by opening a chain link with the pliers to detach it from the rest of the strand.
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Then I took a medium jump ring, split it open wide enough to fit the 6 link chain piece and the largest of corner brackets onto the chain. I used the jeweler’s pliers to close the jump ring.
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Then I repeated that process to connect the other two corner brackets in a line.  When I got the desired “look” I was going for with the corner brackets, I measured how long I wanted the necklace to be by holding the chain from the middle of the back of my neck to approximately how long I wanted it.  Make sure when you do this to make 2 equal length chains so you can clasp them together.  Attach one chain to one end of a corner bracket with a jump ring and the other end of the chain to a clasp. Take the other chain equal in length and attach one end to a jump ring for the clasp to hook to and the other end to the other side of the corner bracket.  Then you will have yourself a beautiful hardware statement necklace.
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I have enough hardware and chain to make two more.  I’d love to make one for you! I will randomly select two people to win a statement necklace just like the one I made today.  To enter, either comment below on what your go to statement jewelry is or “Like” this post on the StoryStyleVision Facebook page. Good luck!

 

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Hannah at 9:20 am

    That looks time consuming mags!! How long Sid it take??

  2. Amanda at 1:17 pm

    That is an awesome idea! You’re so creative. I only have one statement necklace right now (I am so in need of some new jewelry!) – but I got it at Francesca’s and I get compliments every time I wear it. I have to hold myself back from wearing it too often! lol