DIY Multi-strand Necklace

I fell in love with this necklace at Tory Burch.  The problem?  The $395 price tag.  So, I decided to do the next best thing – DIY something similar. 

For my first attempt, I decided to use neutral coloured beads for both practical (goes with everything) and availability purposes (Walmart didn’t have much selection and Michael’s was closed when I wanted beads). 

Beads  [I used 3 different types – large beige ball, small beige ball, and a white oval]
Clear jewelry cord  [I used the stretchy stuff, but the non-stretch stuff would probably be just as good for the necklaces]
Clasps [the Tory Burch option has a single clasp but since I couldn’t find any, I put an individual clasp on each strand.  To be honest, clasps aren’t necessary since the strands are so long]

Time Required:
About 3 hours…maybe?  I worked on this on-and-off while watching tv for a few days

Total Cost:
about $25

What I did:
Shortest Strand – 4 small balls, 2 oval…
2nd Strand – 10 large balls, oval, small, oval…
3rd Strand – Oval, small, big, small, big, small big, oval…
Longest Strand – alternated between large and small round beads

See Monday’s post for more pics!

Other DIY’s
Spotted Easter Eggs
Ribbon Wrapped Trees
Loopy Christmas Balls
Holiday Gift Tags
Scalloped Christmas Balls
Mini Winter Hat Ornament

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