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DIY-semi homemade necklace...

this is one of my favorite necklaces to wear....
and it is truly a
semi homemade necklace

This fabulous signature piece started out...

as a basic Target necklace that I added 14mm  pearls to....

I then got out my trusty findings...
(most of these can be found at the major craft stores)

this time I just needed jump rings in various sizes
to attach all  the lengths of chains and beads that I wanted to add...

pulled out my two flat nose pliers...
I needed these to 'open' the jump rings
so I could very easily attach the new the chains and beads to the Target necklace.

I began by  adding a 'string ' of coral that I made. by wiring the 'beads' together.

then I added some vintage chain...

and  then another Target necklace with pearls I  added....

then some turquoise beads and a strand of pearls...
adding on some nautical pendant drops...
All of these were added by simply opening my jump rings...
and grabbing the original necklace...+what i wanted to add...
then simply closing the jump ring!

Here it is in completion...
my semi homemade signature piece...
having begun with a store bought necklace....
and embellishing and embellishing 
and embellishing....
until I was in love with it's scale and proportion and colors

Wishing you love and joy
as you style your life

happy embellishing!



  1. Oooooooh, thanks for the great idea!!!!

  2. Your welcome my amazing artist friend...i can't wait to see what You come up with!!!

  3. How beautiful - the coral and blues are lovely together. x

  4. Love that necklace. Inspires me to get out my scrap jewelry and mix it up.

  5. That is stunning! Really eye-catching. You are so talented and have such a talent for making beautiful things whether it's a table setting or a necklace.

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award on my blog. Come on over to check it out when you get a chance. No pressure to "do" your award if you don't want.
    xoxo, A

  6. Beautiful! I would not have the patience or vision to put something like this together, but it's just wonderful.

  7. GORGEOUS! LOVE this and it's "homemade"!!

  8. So that's how you create magic! Embelishment! Kind of like life and what we add on with 'jump rings.'

    You necklace is gorgeous!

  9. Love this, such a statement! Inspiration for my daughter who loves making jewelry. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. I can see why you love wearing this necklace. Thanks for sharing the amazing DIY - watching it get born was AWESOME! I do have those little jewelry pliers - you make me want to go put some things together that might otherwise never get worn.

  11. SO creative! i love it!!


  12. wow that is amazing! I am stopping by from WIWW and browsing your blog ;) This is so amazing I never thought of that!! love it!

  13. Love it love it love it!