The best kind of crafts are crafts with friends, which is why today’s DIY is extra special… a little collaboration with my pals at Honestly WTF. A few weeks ago, I flew out to San Francisco. From there, we drove up to Nevada City for a weekend of crafting in the woods. Our first project was a woven chain collar necklace. What I love about it is that we both put such a different spin on the project. I went with bright colors and chunky yarn, whereas Erica used a more delicate curb chain and embroidery floss. I absolutely love how each necklace turned out… it was fun to see how we each put our own personal spin on the project. Make sure you get over to Honestly WTF to see Erica’s version – it’s truly stunning!
I loved the way the gray, brown, and pink yarns look together. It’s a great project to make for Fall, as it will look amazing paired with wool sweaters and chunky knits.
Materials / Where to Buy: Curb Chain in three different sizes // 6mm Rhinestone Chain – Ebay is an amazing resource for this! // Yarn in three different colors (We used this one from Lion Brand) // 3 strand clasp // 6 5mm Jump Rings
Don’t forget to swing over to Honestly WTF to see Erica’s more delicate version, right this way!
Grace! I love this necklace! I cant wait to try it out
thank you, Hannah!
Both designs are gorgeous! I love that theirs can be a bit dressier but yours makes more of a statement. So fun.
Exactly – it was so much fun to see how we each took similar supplies and came up with something so different. I love both, so much.
Cuteeeee. I want to try this with red and navy!
Oh you must! Would be very you!! xx
Looks like this DIY
I have to disagree with you, Alyssa. While I absolutely love the necklace you link to, what differentiates the necklaces that Erica and I made is that our chain is woven together, resulting in our necklaces being one solid piece… whereas the necklace you link to leaves the chains loose! Thanks for sharing… I wasn’t familiar with MISS until you linked to them!
Will you just be my personal jewelry maker!?!? You are amazing!! I’ve got to go see Erica’s too! xoxo Elizabeth
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Haha you are too sweet. Glad you liked it!
This turned out so beautiful, I love it!
Your little tip with that tape is amazing, I always find myself struggeling whenever I am using yarn! Thanks
It really makes it so much easier!!!
can’t wait to have another DIY rendezvous with you again soon!! xoxo
Absolutely love the final result and that last picture of you is so pretty. Your eyes are such a pretty hue of blue. 🙂
Aw, you are too sweet. xo
Nice work lady! That last photo is so pretty : )
Aw, thanks Erin! xo
so so cute need to get on this asap!
I hope you do it!! x
Love the necklace, you’re so beautiful too! wow x
Aw, thank you!
It’s gorgeous..I just pinned it! But it looks like a lot of work!
It’s a bit of work, but the end result is so worth it!!
So pretty! Both of you! Love it and thanks for the sources for your materials, I was surprised how much more affordable they were than I thought. Glad you had such a fun trip! xo
Aw, thanks Sara! I know – the materials really weren’t too bad, cost-wise!
Completely fabulous! Great collab! That is a weekend that I need to try sometime -all DIY:D
Thanks, Anna! xoxo
Absolutely love this! Such a great idea. xx
you look GORGEOUS! love the necklace!
Aw, thanks Jordan! Heart you!
I’m lovin your sweater! cute!
it is so beautiful!! I would love to make one myself.
The problem is, that I don’t quite understand the description on the curb chains.
Which size did you use? Could you maybe send an exact link to those you used? Or do you now which chain size honestlywtf used?
Hope you’ll answer.
Thank you! I used three different types of curb chain. I think the most important part is that you use three sizes… a small, medium, and large. We both linked to where to buy the chain in our posts… it’s from Meteliferous!
amazing! you are so talented!! loved the photos =)
Aw, so happy you liked it!
Love it and loves your friend’s necklace too!
Love it and love your friend’s necklace too!
I absolutely LOVE this! I assembled all my supplies last night and I’m anxious to get started.
So I bought the .129 curb chain but it seems kinda small but it looked like that was the biggest kind on Meteliferous, but yours looks a lot thicker what kind did you use? also it seems redder then yours didn’t you use the brass one? please reply
Hi Clare, I bought my chain at NY Beads in Manhattan. I’m sorry – the Meteliferous was the closest match I could find online! You might want to try looking at your local bead store and showing them a pic? Hope that helps.
Okay thanks i think the chain I got will work, but It was just smaller than I imagined but it will work
Just wondering how well the chain holds up – does it start to turn colors?
It depends what kind of chain you use – if you buy good quality brass curb chain it won’t!
I loved this tutorial thank you so much for posting it!! I ordered the chains from metalliferous and the chains are nothing like the ones they show in the website, they are ridiculously small and the color is more copper than brass! Just thought I’d let you know so you could take it down before more people make the same mistake I did