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I love turquoise so much. I love the stone, I love turquoise jewelry, turquoise accents in home decor...you name it I love it. So today I am sharing these gorgeous DIY Simple Turquoise Necklaces with you. They are easy to make, they go great with so many clothing options, and well they are so pretty.
Small turquoise chips (simulated or real, I found these at Hobby Lobby)
Small gold link chain
Gold jewelry wire (0.81mm)
Gold lobster claw clasps
Gold jump rings (for each necklace you will need 3 small, and 1 medium sized jump rings)
Jewelry pliers (like these)
Begin by cutting a length of gold jewelry wire to the length you like. We are basically creating our own headpins. You will need to use your round nose jewelry pliers to create your loop like shown below. This is a good tutorial on how to do it if you don't already know.
Once you have your first end looped and coiled, add your turquoise stones. The length is up to you and what you prefer. Once you have added the amount of beads you want repeat the last step and loop and coil your end again on the headpin.
I then added a small jump ring to the end of my beaded headpins. Attach the jump ring to the ends of your gold chain. The length of the necklace is up to you as well. Typical necklace lengths in retail stores is between 16 - 18", 18" being the standard for most neck sizes. If you are like me and more on the plus size side of things, you want a 20" necklace or possibly a 22". So you will need to measure your chain including the beaded headpin when figuring the length of your entire necklace.
I also attached a medium sized jump ring to one end of the chain, and a small jump ring with a lobster claw clasp on the other.
That's it, your done. I made myself three necklaces, all an inch longer than the others. That way I could wear them alone at different lengths, or all together for a layered look.
I'm seriously in love with these necklaces. Turquoise is my most favorite stone, and one of my favorite colors. There is just something about it, the earthy goodness of it or just how happy the color makes me...I'm not sure but it's gorgeous.
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