I love statement jewelry. Love, love, love it! I first experimented with statement jewelry with these handmade and thrifted bracelet stacks. Still love them, still wear them! It’s safe to say I am now a huge believer in “accessories are what makes an outfit”, and statement necklaces are that belief personified with a “bigger is better” mantra.
A major trend for fall, statement necklaces are all over the place, and can cost you quite a few pennies (and then some!). I’ve been looking for a statement necklace that I would love (and would wear the heck out of), but never quite found one exactly like I would like. As the theme of this blog goes, why buy new when you can make/refashion/upcycle? So I decided that for my take on this fall trend I was going to make my very own statement necklace. I started with this necklace base I got for free, shown on my DIY Necklace Display.
I dug through my jewelry “junk box” to find anything I could use. I found loads of silver chain, and several little silver beads. I cut varying styles of chain into 1″ pieces, and attached them to the necklace via jump rings.
I thought I might like to keep the silver disks on it, but one look in the mirror with the necklace on, and I knew they had to come off! As it was this necklace reminded me too much of the hip sashes people wear to Zumba. Not bashing them, I recently helped my mom decide on one to purchase, just saying I think they should stay on a hip and not on my neck .I kept on adding more and more chain until I liked the look and volume of the necklace.
I added rhinestones on a select few chains to throw in some glamor with all the edginess of the chains. And tada! My statement necklace.
I am so happy with how it turned out. I love trying and learning how to make things for myself, I feel like I end up liking the end product so much more than ones I buy from a store!
Do you plan on trying this fall trend?