DIY: Orange Gem Necklace

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Orange is just one of the many colors that I’m crushing over for the fall. This statement color can give any outfit an instant pick-me-up. Since orange is such a bold color, not to be worn head to toe, moderation is the key! A splash here and there and not everywhere! My splash will go around my neck of course. I stumbled upon these orange gems at Hobby Lobby, pondered for about a week or two and finally came up with this fabulous DIY. Check out the tutorial below!

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Things you need:

  • Pliers
  • Plier Cutters
  • Clasp
  • Chain extender
  • Chain
  • Medium jump rings
  • Small jump rings
  • 16 rhinestones in settings with double loops ( I got mine from a local craft supply store. Try a craft store close to you and if you can’t find them try here. You can select your settings and whatever color gems you would like)

orangeneck1Using your small jump rings connect three gems together in this pattern. 2 at the top and one at the bottom( I will call these clusters). You need three clusters.

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Once you have three of these finished use your cutters to snip off the remaining un-needed loops.

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Now you need to clip the loops off the remaining gems(these will be called singles). Only clip the loops at the bottom. You should have 8 singles.  Examine the pictures closely, be sure to clip the correct loops.

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Fold your chain in half and find your center link this will be your starting point. Connect your cluster first followed by a single, then another cluster, single, single, single. Complete one side then continue to the other. When attaching gems to your chain you will have 2 jump rings to each link.

orangeneck7Connect your clasp and chain extender to the loose ends of your chain. **Hint If you are right-handed, with your necklace laying flat,  connect your clasp to the left hand side and your chain extender to the right.  When you are ready to put your necklace on you will be able to open your clasp with your right hand. If you are left-handed the clasp will go to the right and chain extender to the left.

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Done!  What colors/trends are you excited about for fall?
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