Easy DIY necklace

Add brooches to a chain

This is a really quick and easy way to whip up a sparkly necklace for a special outfit. You need a neck chain. Either make one up or use an existing one. And a pretty brooch, or six as in the photograph.

To make your own neck chain you will need a length of chain. The chain I used is stainless steel from the hardware store. You also need an O-ring and a clasp to close your chain. I have a handy pair of pliers I bought at the bead shop to bend and twist O-rings and wire.

 Take one or more of your favorite brooches. Slip the pin of the brooch/s through the chain to prevent the brooches sliding. Close the clasp of the brooch securing the brooch to the chain. That’s it, you’re done!

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.