This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts Jewelry by Plaid. All opinions are my own.
When I came home one day and found a brown box on my doorstep, my first reaction was “Huh? What did I buy on Amazon THIS time?” and then “Huh? What did Drew buy on Amazon THIS time?”. Then I finally looked down, and imagine my glee when the label said “Plaid Crafts” – yeah! My Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry supplies!
I looked on good ol’ Pinterest for some inspiration, and found this Anthropologie necklace that I just fell in love with. It’s the perfect amount of bling while still being perfectly work acceptable. After looking through my craft kit and having a bit of a hard time with the polymer clay molds, I decided to make my own Anthropologie knock-off.
Cut a long length of the filament (or fishing line) and tie a knot at one end, leaving a loop in place.
Take everything out of its packaging and start threading the beads onto the filament. I realized the seed beads I wanted to use were too small, so I switched to some glass beads I had left over from my Crochet Friendship Bracelets.
Alternate the large beads with the smaller beads until the desired length or until the beads run out.
Cut the filament on the other end and tie a knot to secure the beads, leaving another loop in place. Using jump rings, attach the chain to the filament loops on either end of the bead strand. If the necklace is long enough, you won’t need a lobster clasp, but otherwise, you may need to break the chain and insert a clasp at the back of the necklace.
Here’s my version of the link necklace!
If you’d like to make your own, head over to Michaels and check out all the fun supplies from the Martha Stewart Crafts™ Jewelry line. With everything from polymer clay, silicon molds, findings, beads and tools, the possibilities for beautiful jewelry are endless!
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This project and corresponding post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts™ by Plaid. I received free product for this post, but no other monetary compensation. All project instructions, photos and opinions are 100% my own.