Is it rude to say this is a DIY for dummies? (I’m including myself in that category ๐Ÿ™‚ ) This piece was actually inspired by one that I saw on I Spy DIY- I’m not including the original here as I’ve asked if I could link to Jenna’s blog but not received a reply yet- which was a very clever idea for a safety pin bracelet. Unfortunately, you still needed to use pliersย for that project and it got me thinking about aย necklace which could be made entirely without ANY tools at all, not even glue! I thought for a bit and came up with this tutorial, which I hope you like. It’s easy but fun to wear when layered. (If you’re an experienced crafter/ professional jewellery maker, you may be thinking this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen!!! ๐Ÿ˜› )


What you need

  • 2 safety pins: re-cycle the ones that are used to pin the price tags to your clothes! (That’s how you know you’ve bought a “quality” garment! They labels are safety pinned, not plastic tagged!)
  • Chain: minimum 14 inches, unless you have a very teeny neck. Ask the store to cut it for you, or use one of your old broken necklace chains.
  • Yourself (sorry 2 things seemed too short a list so I couldn’t resist :P)

Step 1

Open 1 safety pin and thread the chain and the other safety pin through (thread it through the loop at the end of the pin). Close pin. (bit of a duh comment there :P)

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Step 2

Open other pin and thread other end of chain through. Close pin and you are FINISHED! This was so fast, I made 3 in 5 minutes. In fact, taking just 1 photo for this blog took me longer than making 3 necklaces ๐Ÿ˜›

Bit too plain for you? Jazz it up by threading seed beads or rhinestones through. You can than layer them up!

Written by Zen


Hapiness, Everywhere

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I try to make my DIYs as easy as possible so that anyone can make them ๐Ÿ™‚ Which is a pity come times and I sometimes have great ideas but they seem a bit too complicated for a tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚


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