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save the $100 from this designer necklace, and make it yourself!
These necklaces by Brooklyn-based Gauge Inc. are 14K gold and come with a hefty price tag of $100. However, as you can see, they are totally doable for a DIY. And I'm sure your friend will love the handmade version much better!
These necklaces are super easy to make; you literally trace your handwriting with wire. Best part is you can use any color of craft wire to suit your bestie's tastes. Make one for them and one for yourself! Add charms, even, to the bottom of the f's for some sparkle maybe? Go wild!

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  • How to make a wire word necklace. Bff Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are pliers, plain craft wire (nothing special here!), a necklace chain and jump rings, a pencil, paper.

  • How to make a wire word necklace. Bff Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2: Draw the form for your pendant. Make it look like this, or as close as you can get. The dimensions of the BFF are about 1.25" long and .75" high. Now, take a long piece of your craft wire, about a foot or so. Start at the loop above the "B". Simply curl the wire with round nose pliers to start. Then, "trace" your BFF with your wire, using your pliers and fingers to hold and bend the wire in place.

  • How to make a wire word necklace. Bff Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3: Continue to trace. I have pictured the steps I took here. Make the wire fit your BFF form as close as possible. I used my fingers a lot to gently bend the wire in the right direction, then used my round nose pliers to get the details and precise form.

  • How to make a wire word necklace. Bff Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4: Sharpen the "F". I squeezed the bottom of the "F" with a flat pliers to get more of a sharp arc instead of a rounded one (second pic), to match cursive writing better. Then, when you've reached the end of the last "F", cut the wire with a little more than .25" to spare (last pic). Make a finishing loop with this excess.

  • How to make a wire word necklace. Bff Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5: When you've got it finished, flatten the pendant so it's nice and flat and lays properly. Then, attach your jump rings on the loop on the "B" and top of the last "F", and attach these to your necklace chain. Finished.
    Surprise your friend/s with these awesome necklaces!



Sammy 2020
Sammy 2020 · Dubai, Dubai, AE · 12 projects
today is my bestie birthday :3 and I think this will be great idea
Prisha K.
Prisha K. · 14 projects
i love this neckless.....10x for sharing
hamsterdance98 h.
hamsterdance98 h. · 1 project
Wow I want to make that. Where is the best place to get the wire... Michles? Or maybe a hardware store?
Ichigo M.
Ichigo M. · 13 projects
Try Walmart. They often have wire in the craft section. (Try the dollar bin.)
Lau5ren · 65 projects
Oh my gosh this is so pretty!! I love it, how fantastic!

quinn <3
quinn <3 · 11 projects
its funny how everytime someone does a diy of some kind of designer jewelry, i almost always like the diy betterHappy
Anths · Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN · 8 projects
r'ly nice...!
midnightx · Hong Kong, HK · 3 projects
i have problems finding chainsHappy but really nice project!!!
Hana · 2 projects
Awesome ;D
Quiet Lion
Quiet Lion · 55 projects
i think it was about a 20 gauge
Sarah · York, Pennsylvania, US · 29 projects
What gage wire did you use?
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