Is it rude to say this is a DIY for dummies? (I’m including myself in that category 🙂 ) 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 pliers for that project and it got me thinking about a 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!!! 😛 )


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 😛

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


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