So I’m a huge fan of DYLANLEX‘s statement necklaces, and boy, does the artisan behind the necklaces know how to design, make and really rock her jewels! They’re all so cool, but my favourites are the Falkor, Falkor III, Harper, Riley, Ryker, Kingsley & Tyson. Yes, too many! The only upsetting thing about the necklaces is that they’re a little too expensive for me to be able to purchase.
(P.S/*HINT*: DYLANLEX does gift cards from USD 150-1500 which would make the perfect (birthday) gift for someone (i.e. me) who loves DYLANLEX but you don’t know what she (i.e. me) wants)
The next best thing of course would be to DIY them, which is something I’ve always wanted to do for a while. There are quite a number of DIY DYLANLEX-inspired necklaces out there, and it’s interesting to see so many different variations!
Here’s my beta version, trying the statement necklace:
What you need:
- A few chunky silver necklaces, with a good base that can hold the weight. The main part was actually from H&M, purchased during a sale (RM10 only!)
- Charms (I used square and coin charms)
- Jumprings in various sizes
- Crimp beads
- Silver tubes
- Pliers (flat-nose and round-nose)
- Plastic beading string (not shown)
Detach the chains from the main bib.
Measure a silver curb chain on top of the base, this will help to hold the necklace.
Start attaching the two pieces using jumprings.
This takes a while because you need to check every now and then to make sure the necklace isn’t overly stiff and not bending according to your neck! You don’t need to attach a jumpring at every opportunity, so do it for every 1-2 links.
Now attach the silver squares using the jumprings, to the bottom of the main part of the necklace.
Do make sure that the space in between each square charm is even.
Thread the plastic beading string through the silver tube.
Turn the string back inside to make a loop like the above, put a crimp bead through the loop. Use a flat-end plier and crimp it hard.
Attach a jumpring to the crimped end. Do the same for the other end of the silver tube.
Attach the tube to the main chain, and the main body. This helps to give a more structured shape to the necklace.
The statement necklace is done! It looks like this:
I was quite happy with the necklace however after a few wears, I decided to add more charms to the necklace to make it bolder so here’s what I did:
Attach the coin charms to the bottom of the silver squares and it makes a lot of difference!
What do you think about the necklace, and have you tried making your own statement necklace? Let me know!