Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY: Gold tube necklace

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I do love my statement jewelry but sometimes it’s nice just to wear simple, delicate pieces for a casual look (especially when it's so hot outside). I've been wanting a simple bar necklace for a while but couldn't settle on anything so I decided to make my own version instead.


- Curved Noodle Tube Beads 40mm x 2mm: I got these tubes from Amazon and am very happy with the purchase. They are made from 14K gold filled, come in a pack of 2, definitely have a good weight and feel to them.
- Fashion chain: You can use an old chain if you'd like. I got this chain from Michael's. Make sure your chain is small enough to feed through the tube.
- Jump rings and spring rings: I got these at Joann's but you can find them at any craft store.

How to do:
  • To make it easier - First, I use a piece of thread to loop through the first ring on the chain
  • Feed that thread through the tube and pull
  • Cut the chain to your desired length. My shorter one is 15 inches and my longer one is 17 inches. I like to layer my necklaces
  • Attach a jump ring and a spring ring to each end and you're done!

This necklace literally takes 5 minutes to make. I am not a crafty person at all but they turned out great. I plan to get a few more tubes and make myself some matching bracelets.

{Showing: My DIY version, Gorjana Small Bar Necklace (under $100), Jennifer Zeuner Choker Chain Necklace (expensive!)}

I hope you enjoy the tutorial - as always, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions.


Sandy a la Mode

this is soo cool! i love it!


Pretty! Love that you layered them!


I love it! So delicate and nice!

Stylish Petite

Great tutorial and seems easy enough for beginners like me. Thanks Sydney!


super pretty! thanks for the tutorial! :D

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle

I had no idea this was so easy. Looks lovely.

With Each Passing Day

O I love easy DIY. Adding this to my list of summer most do DIY. Thank you.


They look so elegant! What are the spring rings for? I don't make jewelry, or sew, as you can tell ;)


Great DIY, Sydney, what lovely pieces! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and commenting!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours


Those necklace are so beautifully made! Good job!

@lisacng Spring rings are just another type of jewelry clasps (similar to lobster clasps)

ADAM ❤ ALEX mommy

sydney, looks amazing. what a fab DIY project. :)



Sydney, that is a awesome. Love the necklace. What I love more is that sexy lace cami, where is that from? I want one!

@Ping The cami is pretty old. I got it from BR probably 7 years ago =)


Your necklace came out gorgeous!

The Tiny Heart


i love it layered. what a great way to use both tubes that come in the package.

- A

Wow didnt know it was that easy, love your DIY posts, keep them up!

Kelly Yeh

Love this necklace. My friend has one too!

<3 Kelly

KT of

What an awesome idea, love these necklaces I have been seeing everywhere but I think I love your DIY even more because you made it yourself! xx

Allison Y

How did you attach the things to the chain? The holes in the chain are so tiny x_x

Allison Y

The rings* I meant, haha!

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