How to Make a $150 Designer Necklace for Only $5
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How to Make a $150 Designer Necklace for Only $5

Just in time for spring, we found this gorgeous Highlow Necklace. With a stiff price tag of $150, it’s out of reach for most of us. Fortunately, with a little time and a few simple materials, we can make one of our very own for less than the cost of our morning coffee and muffin. Cha-ching!

Materials:

— polymer clay in nude

— black acrylic paint

— black suede cord

Tools:

— X-Acto knife

— ruler

— rolling pin

— permanent glue

— paint brush

Instructions:

1. Take three quarters of your polymer clay and roll into a long cylinder.

2. Using a rolling pin, shape the clay to approximately 1/16 inch deep, 1 inch wide and 12 inches long. With a ruler, clean up each of the four sides and trim to approximately 3/4 inch wide.

3. Shape the clay into a “U.”

4. Trim the tops of the “U” so they are straight.

5. With the remaining clay, roll a second cylinder approximately 3/8 inch in diameter and 12 inches long.

6. Using the first piece as a guide, shape the cylinder into a “U.” Trim the ends of the cylinder so they are approximately 1/4 inch shorter than the flat piece.

7. Following the directions on your polymer clay packaging, bake the two pieces and allow to cool.

8. Paint “freckles” on both pieces using a fine point brush and black acrylic paint. Allow to dry.

9. Adhere the two pieces with permanent glue. Allow to dry.

10. Take two pieces of black suede cord, approximately 16 inches in length, and wrap around each end of the pendant. Fix with glue. With the other ends of the cord, tie a knot to your desired length. 

That’s it! With a few simple materials and about an hour you can create this amazing statement necklace.

Perfect with a simple black top, or brightened up for summer with white or a pop of color like blue or lilac.

What do you think of this wallet-friendly fashion hack? Tell us in the comments below!