How to make your own necklace with heart locket.

Hi my stylish readers,
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I’ve got a fabulous treat in the shape of a DIY necklace.
It’s all mapped out for you in such easy how-to steps and pictures.
It’s relatively flexible in its design, so you don’t have to follow me too closely.
Put your own spin on it and the worlds your ‘fashion oyster’!
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There’s a request from me though – I’d love to see your finished project.
So please email me with pictures anytime.
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Tools and equipment required.

  • I used pearlised shell circle joiners (mine were 15mm), I used 19 of them in total, though, use as many as you like but stick to an odd number.
  • Any type of chain is fine, but make sure the links are large enough and open links to join the shell circles.
  • They can be circular or oval open link chain.
  • You’ll need 2 (preferably needle nose jewellery pliers), or smooth surface pliers so as to not mark or dent the silver links.
  • 1 silk ribbon or any other ribbon of choice and colour you prefer – about 1 metre long.
  • 1 large(ish) pendant of choice.
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Fig 1. Shell circle joiners and chain.
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Fig 2-3. Taking chain apart and opening rings to use.
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Fig 4-8. Place 1 shell circle & 1 chain link to each other.
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Fig 9. Check that all links and circles are ‘marrying’ up neatly.
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Fig 10. Continue to link chain through shell circles and close link to meet each other evenly together.
(Tip: use the pliers to move the link away (e.g. left hand forward and right hand back) from one another. Don’t pull the link apart, away from one another outwards as you could break the chain link).
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Fig 11-12. Keep with the 1:1 pattern (e.g. 1 shell circle, 1 chain link, 1 shell circle, 1 chain link).
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Fig 13. After you have joined all of your pieces half the length to find the odd number shell circle in the middle to use as the pendant holder.
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Fig 14-16. Insert another chain link through your pendant and leave the link open to join it up with the body of your creation in the middle (this will be shell circle number 9 when counting the shell circles from the beginning).
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Fig 17-18. This is what your pendant looks like dangling from the middle.
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Fig 19. There are a few ways to tie your ribbon through the ends of your shell circles.  I’ve given 2 examples here.

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Example 1.
Fig 20-21.Thread your ribbon through both ends of your necklace circles.
Simply bring it back up to meet at the top and tie a bow or knot. (That would sit at your nape of your neck).
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Example 2.
Fig 22. Thread your ribbon through the shell circle on one side only and bring your loose ends around to thread through the circle on the other side.
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Fig 23-24. Cross them over and tie together to make a pretty bow or knot.
Both ways work so well and are length adjustable to what your preferred length of necklace is.
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Fig 25-26. Your lovely finished necklace.
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So there you have an easy and so uber-stylish necklace to go with most outfits and I think suitable for almost any occasion.
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Team it with a classic white-tee and jeans and then enjoy it with a pretty little frock.
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Thank you for popping by and stick around friends, there’s a Valentine’s giveaway starting tomorrow.
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Let me know what you think my fashionable Loulou-ers!
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Have a great day  x  Loulou
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Comments

  1. Such a great DIY! Love the end result – very elegant!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it! That would be something I really could ware!
    I didn't know you made jewelry. I'm impressed! Actually I make some silver jewelry myself. It's really something I enjoy doing. 8D


    AW

  3. Oh I love it! what a gorgeous necklace…I love the black ribbon, it's so chic! xo

    • Hello Claudia

      Welcome to my “home” – it is lovely to have you visit.

      I think the black silk ribbon is very chic isn't it. Very Audrey in my opinion :)

      have a wonderful day

      x Loulou

  4. Oh Loulou love this what a great idea thanks so much for sharing this. So lovely to be back visiting you my friend I have missed seeing your wonderful posts and have enjoyed catching up with them all. Hope you have an amazing Valentine’s Day.

    Always Wendy

  5. Hi Loulou, what a gorgeous idea, I love the bow on the side too.x

  6. Really lovely Loulou! I love the bow on the one side!
    I'm sure it looks really lovely on too!
    Have a great week! Jx

  7. This is GORGEOUS, my lovely friend! I would so wear that just as you suggested, with a cute tee and jeans, I'd curl my hair for a bit of dressiness…then I would wear it with a pretty dress to go out for the evening.

    Lovely!!!
    xo

  8. What a gorgeous idea – I love the black ribbon detail.
    x
    Melissah

    • Hello Melissah

      So lovely to see you here again.

      The black silk ribbon I think makes it look really stylish (who can ever resist a good black, white and silver combo).

      have a wonderful day
      x Loulou

  9. It's beautiful Loulou…it would look great with a matching bracelet! I love the how to's!

    • Hello Fiona,

      Ohhh, that would be nice, now don't get me started.

      I'm off now to make the matching bracelet (he he he…)

      Thank you about mentioning the 'How To's'.
      There's a lot going to be coming this year with some great plans I have one very talented designer :)

      have a wonderful day
      x Loulou

  10. Absolutely lovely!

    Stylish!

    Xo

    Franka

    • Hello Franka,

      lovely to see you again, hope you have been well.

      I think it's rather stylish to (a lot like yourself and your lovely blog).

      Keep well.

      have a wonderful day
      x Loulou

  11. Heavens – this is glorious! Sort of old fashioned and sort of modern – all mixed up, just how I like design to be. Now where on earth does one get all the bits from? Those shell things are truly lovely…Virginia x

    • Hello miss V,

      It is sort of all of that mixed up isn't it – it is like old world classic romance and new day chic! (if I don't say so myself).

      The jewellery components I purchase from my assorted suppliers In bulk.
      Though, lots of craft sections in stores e.g. spotlight, should have a lot of knick-knacks to discover and make.

      have a wonderful day
      x Loulou

  12. Fancy Nancy! Well done, it looks great, I do like!!x

  13. Ooo La La, how very stylish and to die for. Love the combination of the shell with the ribbon and silver, it is so very Loulou.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xx

    • Hello Tanya,

      thank you, I think the combination is really pretty too.
      gosh – blushing now, a lovely way to say it is very Loulou.

      have a wonderful day
      x Loulou

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