Firecracker Statement Necklace Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Coachella headband accessories by Quiet Lion Creations

In honor of the Fourth, I’ve got here a chic update on the classic red, white and blue Americana attire. Why not take sleek silver components, shimmering crystals and a bit of bohemian glam to create a statement necklace set?

As seen on Katie (below), this dynamic duo of chunky choker and even chunkier tassel necklace shimmers just like a firecracker (minus the fear-inducing noise, possibility of mishaps and headache-like strobe lights — I’m not a fan of ’em)…..

I found those great 2-hole connectors on Ebay, which is definitely one of my top places to find beads of all sorts. I do 99% of my bead shopping online – free shipping seals the deal.

It couldn’t be easier to make the choker – simply string on 5mm milky blue roundelles to 2 18″ pieces of monofilament or beading wire, alternating the 2-hole connectors, and finish off with a clasp and extender chain for comfort. You can use any 2-hole connectors you’d like, but the bigger and chunkier, the better. The finished choker should be about 14.5″ at the smallest (about the normal size of a choker, but measure your own neck in case).

To make a similar tassel necklace, create bead links out of various crystals. Connect to circle components with jump rings, and then connect the circle components together as a “chain” of sorts. Mix with larger 4-hole components or other focal components with more jump rings, and finish off the bottom with a chain tassel.

I love any piece that can be mixed and matched, like this one – wear just the choker or the necklace by itself, or wear ’em together for a definite statement. I always opt for that bold look – keep the rest of the look a bit simple though, so the focus stays on your DIY jewels!!

Happy B-day, ‘Merica! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

 

Model credit: Katie O’Leary 

 

Firecracker Statement Necklace Quiet Lion Creations

Firecracker Statement Necklace Quiet Lion CreationsFirecracker Statement Necklace Quiet Lion Creations

Firecracker Statement Necklace Quiet Lion Creations

Firecracker Statement Necklace Quiet Lion Creations

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