Hi Glitter Girls, it’s Grace from Stripes & Sequins! I’ve been lusting over the DANNIJO Bramley necklace for what feels like forever, but alas; I don’t have an extra $600 lying around. However, for about $100 and a little bit of patience, I was able to recreate it at home! The result is a fun, sparkly statement, and–in my opinion–a total must-have for any Glitter Girl.
– Pliers, Wire Nippers, & Scissors
– 32” thick gold chain, cut into four 8” sections
– 4 feet of thin gold chain
– 2 yards chocolate brown suede lacing
– 2 closed jump rings
– 8 crimper beads
– Tiger Tail cord (plastic covered wire)
– 2 strands small gold glass beads
– 1 stand large gold glass beads
– 1 strand pink agate beads
– 1 large lobster clasp
– 1 large jump ring
1. To make the first side of the necklace, take two sections of thick gold chain and haphazardly weave them together using the suede lacing. You want it to look messy, so don’t be too meticulous! Finish by double-knotting the suede to the chain and attaching a small jump ring to each side.
2. Your sides will look something like the above photo. Don’t worry about them being too perfect! Part of the beauty of this necklace is its haphazardness!
3. Attach a large closed jump ring to one end of the sides, using the smaller jump ring.
4. Cut off a piece of tiger tail, and thread on a crimper bead. Loop the tiger tail through the large jump ring, and clamp down on the crimp to seal. String on about 8” of beads (a mix between the pink and the small/large gold).
5. Using another crimper bead, attach the end of your beaded strand to the second large jump ring. Attach this jump ring to the other end of the gold chain/suede side. Repeat the past few steps, but wrap your second strand around the first.
6. Continue the necklace by adding two more strands of beads, wrapping each one around the other strands as you go. It will then look something like the image above. Your necklace is nearly complete! Carefully check each of your crimps to make sure that they’re clamped down as tightly as possible.
7. This part is my favorite! Take out your thin gold chain and knot one end around the necklace. (Double-knot it so that the knot is tight). It can be messy, because you’re going to cover up the knot!
8. Begin wrapping the chain haphazardly around the necklace, using all twenty feet. Have fun with it! Keep the chain most concentrated at the middle of the necklace, but wrap around the rest of the beaded portion as well. When you’re finished, just knot the two ends of gold chain together. Keep it messy!
9. Finish the necklace by wrapping the leftover suede around the large jump rings. Covering up both the crimper beads and the empty space that surrounds the jump ring gives the necklace a more finished look.
10. You’re done!