Woven Chain Necklace

By on December 7, 2011

Screen shot 2011 07 21 at 8.42.25 PM Woven Chain Necklace

You will need:

Gold chain in the length you prefer (bracelet or necklace). If you don’t buy a necklace with clasps already in it, you can use the paper clip method above to link the chain together.

Embroidery thread. I got 3 little bundles of each color.

Step 1: Good news: this is the hardest part. Create your thread bundles. You want about 15-18 individual threads in each bundle, and they should be roughly 2-3 times the length of chain.

Step 2: Knot the two bundles of thread together at the top, leaving about 1-1.5 inches at the top. Lay the thread out to the left of the chain.

Step 3: Take the thread on the right (the one closest to the chain) and bring it through the chain from underneath.

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Step 4: Cross the thread on the left over the right then pull it through the chain from underneath.

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Step 5: Continue crossing and threading. Once you get the hang of it, it goes really fast.

Optional: If you have a wider chain you can bring both threads through each link for a chunkier look. I did some of both on my necklace.

IMG 5616 Woven Chain NecklaceStep 6: Knot the thread when you get to the end and trim the edges.

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