Have you seen the new geometric jewelry trend? It's popping up all over the place, and I'm quite fond of it. Bright colors, bold shapes, sharp edges. Wait, what? You see, I love statement jewelry, but it's not something I wear everyday, because it just isn't conducive to hefting a toddler and a bag of groceries around. Also, the pieces that I like are pretty pricey. Here's an easy DIY tutorial for a sweet little interpretation of the geometric jewelry trend. Enjoy!
Gather the following items:
- silk thread (in whatever color, cut to 18" or so)
- crimp beads
- a clasp of some sort (the more lightweight the better!)
- spacer beads (of which there many types, but the simple straight tubes are best for this project)
- Strand three of the spacer beads onto your thread.
- Loop one end of your thread back through one of the beads. Specifically, the one opposite the end of thread you are using.
- Pull them together to form your triangle. You can adjust the location of the triangle by loosening the thread and sliding the beads around.
- Attach your clasp by first putting on a crimp bead, then your clasp and then threading the thread back through the crimp bead. Smoosh the crimp bead with your pliers to keep the clasp in place. Trim the excess thread to neaten it up a bit. (Repeat for the other part of the clasp.)
Yup, it's that easy. In the amazing picture of me modeling the necklace (above), note how I layered it with a little silver chain and it looks so darn cute. I swear.
- The silk thread I bought was on a paper spool, so it had some kinks in it. I just used my iron on the silk setting to get them out.
- The clasp is a little heavier than the spacer beads, so making this necklace choker length or finding a very lightweight clasp is probably your best bet.
- I found all the parts for the necklace in the jewelry section at the craft store.
- The spacer beads came in a multi-pack with different lengths.