Why pay designer prices for a chunky chain and ribbon necklace when you can make your own for under $10? I was inspired to combine the statement necklace chunky chain trend and ribbon trend after seeing a Michael Kors chunky chain necklace priced at an outrageous $700 and several designer statement necklaces with ribbon ties, some priced at over $1000. Good grief!
You can easily get the designer chunky chain look for less. In fact, you can make your own designer chunky chain and ribbon necklace for under $5, using materials from your local hardware store and Walmart. You don't need any special crafting or sewing skills at all. It's so easy that anyone can do it. Here's what you'll need for the necklace pictured above:
1 foot of link chain (I used the passing link chain from Home Depot)
1.5 yards of black 5/8-inch double-faced satin ribbon
peel-and-stick black Velcro squares
I already had black silk ribbon and Velcro on hand, so I only needed to purchase the chain, which I found at my local Home Depot for $1.10. This type of chain is normally sold by the foot, and it's available in any home improvement or hardware store, where you can have it cut to any length you need. Ribbon and Velcro are available at fabric stores, craft stores, and Walmart.
To make the necklace, cut ribbon in the middle making two pieces of equal length, loop end of ribbon around end of chain, attach with Velcro, trim ribbon ends, try on, and tie ribbon in a bow at the back of your neck. Voilà! Now you have your own designer chunky chain and ribbon necklace for under $10.
Here's another easy idea for a DIY chain and ribbon necklace. Like our chunky chain and ribbon necklace, this DIY chain and ribbon necklace will cost only a few dollars, and you can use materials from your local hardware store and Walmart. No special crafting or sewing skills are needed.
The only tools needed to make this necklace are a pair of scissors and some kind of a small blunt instrument, such as a tapestry needle or the flat end of a toothpick. Here are the materials needed to make the necklace pictured above:
1 foot of goldtone decorator chain
1.5 yards of white 5/8-inch double-faced satin ribbon
To make the necklace, cut ribbon in the middle making two pieces of equal length, tie ends of ribbon around ends of chain with a couple of knots. Now poke the ribbon ends back through the knot with a small blunt instrument and cut the ends close to the knot. Trim ribbon ends, try on, and tie ribbon in a bow at the back of your neck. Now you have your own chain and ribbon necklace for under $10.
Here's another low-cost chunky chain necklace. There's absolutely no need for crafting or sewing skills. Anyone can make this necklace easily. You won't need any tools at all, and there are just two components in the necklace. You'll need:
one foot of straight link chain (I bought mine for $1.10 at Home Depot)
one 9" x 54" silk habotai scarf (available from Thai Silks (Vendor's Site) in several different colors), priced at about $5 per scarf)
To make the necklace, thread the scarf over and under through the chain links and then arrange the chain so that there are equal lengths of the scarf on both sides. Loop each scarf end back through the chain end to hold it in place so that the chain doesn't slide back and forth when you wear the necklace. Now tie the scarf in a bow at the back of the neck, and you have a chunky chain statement necklace that didn't cost a small fortune.
Here's a variation if you want an asymmetric look. Make one end of the scarf longer than the other, loop scarf ends through chain ends to secure, and then tie the bow at the side front. Très chic!