DIY Woven Chain Necklace

DIY Woven Chain Necklace | Dressed In Orange

A coworker of mine receives the monthly PopSugar Must Have box, and in July’s package came a rose gold double chain necklace from BaubleBar.  It was quickly decided that the necklace didn’t quite suit anyone’s style in the office, so I decided to take the orphaned necklace home for a DIY spruce-up.

DIY Woven Chain Necklace | Dressed In OrangeAll you need is embroidery thread and a yarn needle with a large eye (you can also use bobby pins to grip each group of threads). Have two sets of embroidery thread, each made of 10-15 strands which measure 4x the length of your chain.  The number of strands you use depends on how chunky you want your weave to be.  I used 10 strands in varying, but related colors per set.

Knot the 2 sets of threads together.  Weave the (in the example) blue-white set under and through the first chain link.  Bring that same thread set back over the chain.  Take the blue-green set and lay it on top of the first set.  Pull the blue-green set through the same link.  Repeat the process by moving into the other links.  Finish by knotting the threads at the end of the chain.  Because this is a double chain necklace, I repeated the process with slight color variations on the additional chain.

It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of the technique, but once you hit a rhythm, it’s pretty easy.

DIY Woven Chain Necklace | Dressed In Orange

DIY Woven Chain Necklace | Dressed In Orange

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