There are many types of jewelry you can make on your own. Here are a few ideas that are easy to make and can save you money.

Black Velvet Statement Necklace

Need a necklace to wear to formal occasions or a night on the town? This necklace is perfect for beginners.

What You’ll Need:

  • 9 big golden metal curtain rings
  • 1.1 yards of black velvet ribbon


  1. Take your string of ribbon and add your first ring.
  2. Add the next ring and continue until you’re out of rings or out of room.
  3. Tie the ends together to finish the necklace.

DIY Choker Necklaces

Last year, choker necklaces made a comeback. Unleash your ’90s look with this necklace.

What You’ll Need:

  • Black suede cord lace
  • Connectors and charms
  • Fold over cord ends
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Assorted sizes of jump rings
  • Barrel or spring clasps
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  1. Cut off 12 to 14 inches of cording. For a simple necklace, you’ll only need to cut one piece of cord.
  2. Attach your cord ends on each side of the cord. Add a spring clasp on one side and a jump ring on the other.

If you want to incorporate a centerpiece, cut two cord laces and have each end line up. Tie a simple knot on each side of your centerpiece before connecting the ends.

DIY Spoon Ring

Have an old spoon that you’re planning to throw out? If it has a unique design, why not upcycle it and make it into a nifty ring?

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 spoon (sterling silver)
  • Ring mandrel
  • Hacksaw
  • File
  • Rubber mallet or regular hammer with felt attached by a rubber band


  1. Measure your finger. Make a mark on the spoon using this measurement to show where you will cut it after you bend it.
  2. Bend the silverware around the mandrel (if you don’t have a lot of muscle, you may want to have a friend help you). Ensure that you’re bending near the end you
  3. want to use for your ring.
  4. Use a hacksaw to cut off excess parts of the spoon at the measurement you marked earlier.
  5. Smooth out the sharp edge using a file.
  6. Wrap the bent ring around the mandrel and use the mallet to pound it into a circle.
  7. Polish it and wear it!

Brick Stitch Bracelet

Looking for a good wrist accessory? Do a quick search for brick stitch and ladder stitch so you know how to do it before sitting down to make this craft. This is a great project for intermediate crafters.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 packages of size 6 Seed Beads (also known as E beads) in different colors
  • Beading thread like Fireline
  • Beading needle
  • Jump rings
  • Clasp
  • Thread burner or sharp thread scissors


  1. Pick up two size 6 beads and a jump ring. Using your beading needle, do a ladder stitch to sew both beads together.
  2. Go through the jump bead and bead through one or two more times to ensure that the beads are attached. The thread tail should be coming out the bottom of a bead and the working thread out of the top of a bead.
  3. You’re now ready to do a brick stitch. Pick up two more beads and slide them down to the base row. Insert your needle under the bridge between the two beads
  4. in the base row from the backside of the work to the front side.
  5. Push these beads against the front row so they lay flat on top. Stitch up through the second bead you just added and pull the thread tight. Gently tighten the stitch by pulling the tail and working thread, and push the beads together.
  6. Continue adding beads two at a time and repeat steps three and four until your chain is long enough.
  7. When you’re ready to add the last row, pick up one bead, a jump ring, and the second bead. Use a ladder stitch to ensure the jump ring is secure.
  8. Add a clasp of your choice to the jump rings.
  9. To tie off the thread, stitch back through a bead or two. Tie several half hitch knots around one of the base threads. You’ll want to do this two or three times weaving towards the center of the project.
  10. Once the beads are secure, use a thread burner or sewing scissors to trim the thread as close to the project as possible.

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