DIY: Two Tone Chunky Chain Necklace

I’m back in LA and back to the business of being crafty. I really enjoyed the time I spent in NYC last week. I left feeling very inspired. Everyone in that city is already extra fancy, but the added pressure of Fashion Week brought out all the fashion fabulosity. I couldn’t help but notice that chunky chain necklaces were a popular look on the streets of The City. Recently, celebs like Rihanna have been spotted rocking the chunky chain and even I got with the program and took my vintage chunky chain necklace for a ride. This trend was the inspiration behind this super easy two tone, two chain DIY project.

Materials: Two Chains, Lobster Claw Closure, Jump Ring, Plyers

Use a pair of plyers to attach the two chains.

There are two tricks to making this project a success: 1.) Be sure your chains will lay flat and 2.) make sure that your chains are the same. I picked two chains that are the exactly the same just different colors. Most jewelry supply stores sale the same chain but in a variety of colors (i.e. gold, silver, etc…). I purchased this chain from M&J Trim. They have a nice selection (here) but chain can be purchased anywhere.

Use your plyers to attach the jump ring to the last link. Attach the lobster claw closure to the jump ring.

Connect the closure to the opposite end of the necklace to secure.

This project is all about options. You can create as many different color combination necklaces as you wish! Silver ‘n black or silver ‘n gold or gold ‘n black. Or if mixing the metals isn’t your thing you can create a fab solid gold, silver or black necklace. There’s also the option of finding/ painting a colored chain like pink or neon yellow. Oh the options!!!!!

Top and pants are from JCPenny (available here and here).


28 responses

  1. carissa padilla


    September 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

  2. Can’t wait to try that out!

    xx The Expert Dreamer

    September 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

  3. jonalysprecious

    Very nice, i like a lot !

    September 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

  4. What sizes chains did you use? I’m a newbie to DIY jewelry but think the necklaces that you made are the perfect size. Pls help!

    September 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

  5. Love, love, LOVE!!

    September 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

  6. Clare

    Oooooohhhhh! Make me one too!

    September 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

  7. Millie

    Love it!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

  8. Very cool idea!! Love it!

    September 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  9. I love this! I’ve been looking for a gold chain in that weight but now I kind of want a two toned one also.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  10. Love this DIY! Super cute!

    September 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  11. Eclectic A

    I love a do-able (and super stylish) DIY like this one.

    September 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  12. littlefashionistas

    Love it!!!!

    September 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

  13. Love the matte black and gold, looks hot!

    September 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  14. Modish Claws

    The black and gold is sick! Love!

    September 20, 2012 at 4:04 am

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  17. Love it! What mm or size chain did you use? I looked at M & J and couldn’t tell which chain you used – thanks!

    September 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

    • If you call M&J directly and give them the following item numbers they’ll be able to ship it to you. They might not have it on the site juuust yet. I hope this helps! xo

      40606001 black
      39196003 silver
      39196002 gold

      September 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

      • elysianjewels

        Thank you!!

        September 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

  18. Fabulous! I saw so many people wearing chunky chains at NYFW. It was such a big trend! Can’t wait to try this!

    September 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  19. I love this, so pretty!

    September 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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  21. Stephanie

    nice job on the necklace! and I love the outfit, too!

    September 24, 2012 at 7:53 am

  22. Very cute! I’m pinning this so I can make it this weekend.

    September 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

  23. Tressa

    Looks so lovely! Adding this to my Fall DIY project list!

    September 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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  25. lineastrup

    Reblogged this on faciusblog and commented:
    If anyone can find this material, plz write to me the address 🙂 I really want to make this beautiful necklace 😉 Or maybe someone know a website where I can buy it for cheap money? Write write write pls 🙂

    April 29, 2013 at 4:59 am

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