DIY Woven Neon and Gold Chain necklace


Neon is taking over… Clothes, jewellery, shoes.  I’ve been eyeing this Noir Neon Necklace for 3 months now, and only yesterday I had an epiphany to make a necklace myself. I finally put to use the embroidery threads I bought a year ago when hoping to make friendship bracelets. I combined the threads with a gold chain necklace that was bought for my baby Anastasia to play. As she likes playing with my Mimcos I thought it’s better to give her a sparkly cheapie to play with instead.

From the initial idea  to completion the necklace took me about  30 mins. The result was rather pretty, so I thought I’d share how to make one yourself with you, darlings! It is really easy and inexpensive (mine cost $13).

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1) Fold the thread over itself four times. Cut into 2 pieces of different lengths. The first piece is much shorter than the second – measure it against the necklace and cut it to be slightly longer than the necklace is allowing a bit extra to tie it at the ends. The second piece should be 3 times longer than the necklace to be sufficient to do the weaving.

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2) Fix both pieces at one end of the necklace. The shortest piece to go along the necklace and the longest piece gets woven over it with the necklace.

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3) Start weaving as shown on the photo above. Pull the threads tight at each weave.

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4) If you have something to hang the necklace on while weaving that will significantly ease the process. Apparently, there are special hanging/holding gadgets for advanced DIY-lovers who weave a lot. Otherwise, you may wish to hold one end between your knees as I did.

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5) When finished, tie double knots with the threads and cut the excess off close to the knot.

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6) Enjoy your new unique necklace!



P.S. You can buy a neon necklace like that in my Etsy Shop, in case you’d like to own the necklace but have no time or energy making it yourself.


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  1. Melissa February 8, 2012

    This is genius! I have a lot of chain necklaces that need to be revamped :) Thanks for sharing!


  2. Angela February 8, 2012

    I love this! While it looks easy, I’m sure I’ll stuff it up somehow… lol

  3. The Dainty Doll's House February 8, 2012

    That is really pretty!! I love the bright colour against the gold!! And you could do this is so many ways, love it!! Looks great on you :) xxx

  4. caramellitsa February 8, 2012

    it is so pretty & looks so easy to make!

    i love the color you used :)

  5. Melinda February 8, 2012

    I LOVE this.
    I am predicting neon to become HUGE and this is such a good (and cheap!) way to get on trend.

    Beautiful post lovely!


  6. Kavasi Kinga February 8, 2012

    Have to try it! Lovely post!

  7. Maiken February 8, 2012

    wow, this looks really pretty and unique! you should show it with some cool outfit too ;)

    Maikeni blogi – part of me

  8. Jaeger February 8, 2012
  9. Julie Khuu February 8, 2012

    I’ve seen this in bracelet version but the necklace is 10x better!! Love the bold shot of neon…such a statement piece! Awesome tips!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  10. Stace February 8, 2012

    Oh my gosh what an awesome DIY!
    Looks very profeshh :)

    x x Stace

  11. Serena February 8, 2012

    Love a bit of neon! Great work – and the photos make it look so easy – love that!

  12. Jacquii February 8, 2012

    Darling your a fashion genius! Love it! Definitely going to try this one xx

  13. Amalia February 8, 2012

    WOW!!! That is so awesome! Creative, beautiful, dazzling!! What else can one expect from you ;)

  14. Michelle February 8, 2012

    LOVE this DIY!


  15. Queen V (@EtailQueen) February 8, 2012

    Brilliant work Maria – the best part is that it is unique. Looking forward to your outfit posts with the necklace.

  16. incognista February 9, 2012

    i love your idea and that necklace looks awesome! i have recently bought something similar but in neon yellow! I cant believe I could have done it myself that easily … gosh! :)check out my blog and tell me what you think on the latest look I wrote about. follow each other? ;)

  17. Elli February 9, 2012

    I love that idea! :D But I don’t have any chain necklaces :(

  18. Rin February 9, 2012

    OMG, that looks so nice! I didn’t think neon on a necklace would look very good, but wow I’m impressed! You are so creative & talented xo

  19. Wow this is absolutely brilliant! What a gorgeous necklace, and who would have thought it could be so simple? I love it!


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  21. Katy Potaty February 9, 2012

    This is BRILLIANT and so gorgeous, hun!

  22. Veronica @ Mixed Gems February 9, 2012

    Gorgeous and very creative!

  23. Iliyana February 10, 2012
  24. Antonia-Ivana February 11, 2012

    The idea is fabulous and so is the result.

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  26. Davina June 22, 2012

    I love to make necklaces!! Where did you get the chain necklace (did it came with the stones)?


  27. Gabriela November 5, 2012

    Gorgeous! Definetely going to try this!

  28. Elizabeth February 15, 2015

    Me encanto tu collar!!! me gustaria si pudieras enviar mas de este tipo y si tenes pendientes y/o pulseras.
    Algun link que yo pudiera sacar ideas.
    Mis felicitaciones desde Uruguay
    Mil gracias