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.
All 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.