DIY — Make a Fancy Necklace From Dollar Jewelry!!

Big, chunky jewelry.  It’s a thing nowadays.


Personally, I love accessorizing, but it can get pricey.  Some of those cute necklaces are $25 or $30 each.  No thank you, sirs and madams.


But there is this thing in my town called a $1 Jewelry store.  Does your town hold such a treasure?


I’ll be honest — the jewelry there isn’t always anything to write home about.  Most of the stuff there looks like…jewelry that costs a dollar.  BUT — for a few more bucks, you can make a dollar necklace look like it came from a smancy department store.


Wanna see how?



You’ll need:

A beaded necklace like this one from the $1 Jewelry store


A flower pin — you can also buy these at most jewelry stores, or your craft/hobby store.  OR you can make your own from THIS tutorial I did awhile back)



Fold the necklace in half and tie ribbon to both ends.  If the necklace has a clasp, make sure to tie ribbon over the clasp.  Don’t worry if any of the clasp is showing, you can cover it with a flower pin.



Make sure you measure how low you want the necklace to hang and how big you’ll tie it in the back so you get a good ribbon length.  Instead of cutting my ribbon in 2 equal pieces, I did one longer than the other because I like the look of the beads hanging asymmetrical.


Double knot the ribbon as tightly as possible and cut the end that is hanging out.


Attach the flower pin to the tied end of the ribbon.  I just slid the clip into the middle of the knot.


If you’re only using one flower pin, attach the pin to the end of the bead necklace that has the clasp, so it’s covered.



Look at what you’ve got now!!


There are so many fun color options with these necklaces.  I think total, my cost was about $5 (and I still had a lot of left over ribbon).


I hope you make one for yourself soon!!  And if you do — be sure to share a photo on our Facebook page.  We’d love to see what you come up with!!


Happy Tuesday!!

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  1. 1
    Pam says:

    That’s a great necklace, but here in Houston, we have a store called Sam Moon. I’m not sure where else they are, but they have great, very inexpensive costume jewelry. Check out their website …

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    Amelia says:

    how cute! are you familiar with they frequently feature and link to tutorials similar to this one. might be a good way to spread the word about this site! :)

    (and no, i am not affiliated with them in any way…i just like the ideas there, and i like that they give credit to the originators.)

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    Joycelyn says:

    Very cool! I have been adding pins to necklaces to make them longer, but I love adding ribbon too. Thanks for the idea.

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    Debra Kapellakis says:

    Fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing. I would wear this necklace.

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    Lizy b says:

    Super cute!! Great teenage craft too!!

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    Renee says:

    How cute! Love the idea & execution ;)

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    kimberlydawn says:

    I wish we had a dollar jewelry store in my town! Oh the things I could do…you are so lucky!

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