DIY: Venessa Arizaga inspired Tiered Chain Collar


This project was inspired by a necklace I saw by Venessa Arizaga.  (She’s been a huge source of inspiration lately… her stuff is just so good!)  It’s such an easy piece to wear… I really love how it looks with a great graphic tee (as pictured above) but it will dress up just as nicely.

RG-Necklace---MaterialsMaterials:  About 7-8 feet of curb chain // Three colors of embroidery floss // Pliers // Two large crimp cord ends // Two jump rings // Large Lobster Clasp // Needle (not pictured) // Sharp Scissors




Add a clasp to the other side, and you are done!



Top photo by Lydia Hudgens, all other photos by Stripes & Sequins


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  1. Kimberly says 2.26.13

    This looks so expensive, Grace – I can’t believe you made it! Love!!

  2. Lauren says 2.26.13

    so cute! i feel like we need to collaborate with you on some jewelry or perhaps a shop? 🙂

  3. Soooo excited for this. Saw something similar & it was pricey!

  4. Alyssa says 2.26.13

    This is awesome! I have a long-standing infatuation with anything that has to do with friendship bracelet string (I’m sure it has a more official name than that…) left over from my camp days, so this is perfect.

  5. ALISON says 2.26.13

    This is so pretty – the little bit of color is just perfect!

  6. Emily says 2.26.13

    Love this, Grace! It’s so pretty, and the additions of the pink at the top is perfection.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  7. Emma Finlayson says 2.26.13

    LOVE this. I am going to pin this so I can make on of my own. I think that I will use royal blue thread!

  8. Jess says 2.26.13

    Love this! (Glad to see you’re back with a new DIY, by the way.) I bet it would look great with emerald or cobalt blue thread too. Did it take you very long to complete?

  9. Robin says 2.26.13

    This is just brilliant!!!

  10. Daisy says 2.26.13

    i love how crafty you are! this turned out great 🙂

    & Pretty Things

  11. Emily Lunstroth says 2.26.13

    This is so cute love it!

  12. Alicia says 2.26.13

    Love the way you styled this one… you’re so good! PS: I miss you! xx

  13. viv says 2.26.13

    Looks awesome!!

  14. Chelsie says 2.26.13

    ohhh, ohh, ohhh! i love this!

  15. alyson says 2.26.13

    wow, this looks so good (and pricey, too!). excited to see another one of your diy’s up.

  16. What a fun and unique idea! I have a ton of this embroiders floss hanging around, so I wonder what else I can think of. As an aside, have you ever done a post about your favorite DIY/craft tools?

  17. Erica says 2.26.13

    love it!!

  18. OK I think I am actually going to try this one. I went on a jewelry making rant like 5 years ago but ended up only buying supplies and not making anything so I may have most of these supplies at home. haha! Great DIY lady! xoxo

  19. Nice! Love the graduated shades of pink with the brass.

  20. This came out so well and is so simple! Great job, Grace!
    Smart n Snazzy

  21. Wow, this is absolutely amazing! What a great idea!

  22. rita says 2.26.13

    this is an amazing replication! it reminds me how much i loved the honestly wtf chain link/friendship bracelet thing from a few years ago too – i may need to try this! thanks!

  23. Nikki Rappaport says 2.26.13

    wow this is so cool. I have a few bracelets like this and I should totally try to make them myself. gorgeous, Grace!

  24. Chic Out of Town says 2.26.13

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  25. Kristina says 2.26.13

    Great DIY, I love the embroidery thread!! It’s subtle but a really cute addition.


    Kristina does the Internets

  26. Meredith & Gwyneth says 2.26.13

    Love this! Definitely next up on my DIY list! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

  27. Lloyd and Wolf says 2.27.13

    beautiful. would love to try this.

  28. Janet says 2.28.13

    It looks so awesome, definitely gonna try this 🙂

  29. Love that necklace even though I am DIY challenged. The internet tee is such a great etsy find!

  30. Sara says 4.3.13

    So original and it seems easy! The problem will be to find the right chains… But I should give it a try 🙂

    Dare To HAPPEN

  31. Sapna says 7.21.13

    This necklace is so great! Question, what size curb chain did you use on this one?