I am excited to share these necklace patterns, but also my trick for changing out the chain. I love the past necklace I made, but I thought it would be a little tedious making a new chain for each one. So, why not make these projects interchangeable?
First up, the statement pieces. I first saw this one on AllFreeJewelryMaking.com. I love this site. Hoping to get my pieces featured there soon. This pattern was created by The Little Treasures. She used flat wooden rings for the loops. I had some really inexpensive plastic rings 3/8" and 3/4". I think they might have been stitch markers, but I can't remember.
The second piece is simply 3 double stitch crochet chains braided together. I began with #8 crochet thread. Chain 52. Do not turn. Instead, double crochet into the loop on the underside of the chain, beginning with the second loop from the hook. This allows both the top and bottom of the finished chain to look the same. Weave in the ends. Once all three chains are finished, tie the beginning end of all three together with the crochet thread.
For the chain, I created a necklace using Vintaj chain and clasp from Hobby Lobby. Then added large jump rings to the end. You could also use a chain from a necklace you don't wear. Find the center and remove a link. Add jump rings, and voila!
These are so simple. I hope you enjoy wearing them. If you make them, share pictures with us. I would love to see your color combinations.