An eye-catching statement necklace is the easiest to way to take a simple outfit from drab to fab. Regardless of your personal style or level of jewelry making skill, you’re sure to find something you’ll love in this roundup of amazing DIY statement necklace projects.
5-Minute Statement Necklace
When you need a new necklace and you have no time to spare, combine metal curtain rings with velvet ribbon for an elegant looking DIY accessory. Oh Everything Handmade explains how.
Nail Polish Necklace Re-Do
If you have a statement necklace in your jewelry box that’s seen better days, give it an update with this DIY project. The designer turned an old necklace into something new by painting the gems with nail polish and adding a colorful cord along the chain. Visit Trinkets in Bloom to learn more.
Revamped Statement Necklace
This version of the revamped statement necklace simply combines multiple pieces of jewelry to create a chunky new necklace. Scour thrift stores for the raw materials, then challenge yourself to design something totally unexpected. Learn more at Cinnamon Spring.
Upcycled T-Shirt Necklace
Pair strips of fabric cut from an old t-shirt with copper tubing to make this modern statement necklace. Learn more about this project, plus 14 other t-shirt jewelry making ideas, over at Brit + Co.
Hand Stamped Metal Necklace
Light and airy, these hand stamped metal necklaces are perfect for layering. Decorate them with favorite words and phrases or make a mother’s necklace by adding charms with the names of all your children. A Beautiful Mess has the tutorial.
Bird’s Nest Necklace
A bird’s nest necklace is the perfect way to use up tiny mismatched beads and bits of wire leftover from other projects. Sincerely, Kinsey shows you how to make this pretty DIY statement necklace.
Fabric Button Necklaces
Use pretty kimono fabric or the textile of your choice to add color to this simple statement necklace. You can find the complete tutorial at Very Purple Person.
Sparkly Statement Necklace
This easy jewelry making project combines black ribbon with assorted acrylic gemstones for a sparkly effect. Cream City Chic shows you how to make it.
Neon Statement Necklace
Glue assorted neon gems to a fabric backing to make this simple yet eye catching statement necklace. Fab DIY explains how.
This tassel necklace from Yeah I Made It is a nearly perfect duplicate of a pricey Anthropologie find. Making the tassel is the hardest part, but you could save time and buy a premade tassel if desired.
Chunky Braid Statement Necklace
Braid ribbon and shoelaces around a metal chains to make a statement necklace with an inviting texture. Brit + Co has the full tutorial.
CD Statement Necklace
Use old CDs that are gathering dust to make the triangle charms on this edgy looking DIY statement necklace. Head over to Get Inspired by Evanna to learn more.
Utility Rope Necklace
The next time your man drags you to the hardware store, head over to the plumbing supply section to make this utility rope necklace. The colorful sections are made with compression sleeves. Learn more at Honestly WTF.
Safety Pin Statement Necklace
Safety pins covered with seed beads add subtle sparkle to this DIY statement necklace. Laura Neuszeth shows you how to make it on her blog.
Duct Tape Statement Necklace
Duct tape in fun colors makes it a snap to create pendants for a basic statement necklace. Creme de la Craft shows you how with a series of three DIY project tutorials.
Bobby Pin Statement Necklace
Bobby pins covered with nail polish and slipped over a thin chain create a statement necklace with a huge impact. Learn more at Le Chic Chic Boom.