Take a few pretty focal pendants made of stone, and turn them into a pretty statement necklace. This Statement Stone Necklace takes less than an hour to make, and uses three pretty focal pendants that cost just $1 — for all THREE (from my sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems — affiliate links included in this post). I braided three chains to make a sturdy chain for these eye-catching stones.
I recently got a few goodies from the Fire Mountain Gems $1 sale, and they challenged me to make something with the things they sent me. I was immediately inspired by the group of three focal stones, and I thought they might even look good if grouped together in a single necklace.
Since you can’t often find jewelry-making supplies at the dollar store, I heartily recommend checking out Fire Mountain Gems for their $1 sale, which goes until April 11.
- 3 Stone Focal Pendants, $1
- 3 18″ chains, $1 each
- Large jump rings, $1 or on hand
- Eye pins, $1 or on hand
- Pliers (Needle nose, chain nose, or round nose will work), on hand
- Lobster clasp, $1 or on hand
Total cost: $4 and up
Step 1: If your chains have clasps on them already, remove them. In my case, my three chains were 18″ unfinished chains. Instead of using an additional lobster clasp, you can reuse the clasp from one of your chains, if you like.
Put the three chains on a jump ring, and then put the lobster clasp onto the jump ring. Close the jump ring.
Step 2: Clip the lobster clasp onto something (like a safety pin on your jeans!!), and then braid the three chains together.
Step 3: Put the three ends of the braided chain through a small jump ring, then add a large jump ring to use with the lobster clasp.
The braided chain makes a sturdy backdrop for the three large focal beads!
Step 4: Insert long eye pins into the holes of each focal bead, and wrap the end of the eye pin around the top, wire-wrapping style. Alternately, use an ice pick bail to mount the focal beads.
Attach each prepared focal bead to the braided chain using a jump ring.
You’re done! You can also add as many additional embellishments as you like. Get creative – there are so many fun beads to buy at the $1 sale!
Disclosure: Affiliate links, and product was provided for free from our sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems.