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Fun combination of color and crystal in this DIY
Why spend $500 when you can make your own one-of-a-kind necklace using embroidery thread and costume jewelry? It's a great way to update old pieces in your jewelry box.

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  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tools and Materials:
    Embroidery thread (I used about 9 skeins in a tonal range of pinks, coral, and fuschia)
    Needle
    Crystal/rhinestone necklace

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    I began by unwinding the skeins and making three bundles (of three skeins each), a little over three times the length of my necklace.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    I tied the ends together, keeping the bundles separate, then began braiding. You'll need to save a piece of thread about twice as long as the bundles for attaching the necklaces together later.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue until the braid is about 3 inches longer, on each end, from the necklace, then knot the loose strings. I trimmed down the remaining string on each end.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, I lined up the necklace with the braid, and made note of where I wanted the rhinestone necklace to become attached.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread up a needle with string, and tie the embroidery thread around some strings of the braid. I used the needle to sew the thread through the braid and wrapped in between the rhinestones. At the end of the necklace, I tied off the embroidery thread and tucked in the loose ends.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Embroidery Thread And Rhinestone Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    With jump rings, attach to the string a larger ring and clasp. You're done!

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Frosty Bubbles
Frosty Bubbles · Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA · 2 projects
Thats awesome, I may be able to pull off some of my fancy jewelery now with this idea, no shiny things match my dreads ever! Thanks!
<3
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viridianag0
viridianag0 · 1 project
this is beautiful. thanks for the tute.
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WILD ROSE
WILD ROSE · Ensenada, Baja California, MX · 11 projects
Very, very nice... ill do some like this. Congrats Happy))
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