This week’s She’s Crafty comes from my friend Pandora Amoratis. She’s a freelance stylist who makes jewelry and currently works with OK! Magazine, and in addition publishes her own blog, Accessories Source that features regular sneak peeks that she gets while she’s out in the market, doing what she does best. So let’s take a look at what’s in Pandora’s jewelry box! *imaginary creaking noise*
With rocker chic being such a fashion fixture, I wanted to capture the trend with an edgy multi-chain accessory. I got my inspiration from a designer piece (but its $200 price tag wasn’t very rockin’) so I whipped up my own cheaper version. This is going to be just about the easiest piece of jewelry you’ll ever make. Added bonus: You can wear it three different ways – as a lariat necklace, choker, and bracelet.
Tools you’ll need:
- 5 or more strands of chain (1 yard each)
- 1 magnetic chain strand (most common magnetic metals are iron, nickel, cobalt)
- 1 small, very strong magnet (dime size)
For this piece I wanted to mix my metals so I purchased 2 gold color chains and 3 silver. I chose a few basic links and picked the rest based upon texture – the variety adds dimension and interest to the overall design.
Lay the chains out flat and stagger them so that the ends are uneven.
Knot both ends about 5 inches from the bottom of the longest strand.
You’re done, no joke!
Wrap it around your neck once to wear it as a lariat. Put the magnet just below both knots to hold the two sides together.
Wrap it around your neck twice for a choker, with the magnet at the bottom of both knots.
Wrap it around your wrist three times for a bracelet, placing the magnet at the top of each knot.
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