How to Make a Multi-Strand Pearl Necklace

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ever since I saw this necklace in the J.Crew catalog, I've coveted it. Here's an easier and cheaper alternative.



What you'll need:

2 strands of pearl necklaces (or fake ones if you're like me)
1 strand of ribbon (or you can use a gold chain necklace)
Double your necklaces. Easy peazy.
Overlap them.
Slide the ribbon underneath the necklaces.
Tie the ends together.
Grab the ribbon on the other side.
Update:  A reader, Julie, sent me an email and mentioned another great idea - she took her pearly, dangley, charm bracelet and attached her gold chain necklace to both ends to wear as a necklace. Now I need to find a pearly, dangly, charm bracelet and a gold chain necklace..
Done!

62 comments :

  1. What a great idea!! I'm going to have to try this! (And once again the blog-o-sphere helps to expand my style :))

    Small Time Style

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  2. i LOVE it!!!! what a fabulous idea!! i will be making this and that darned cute flower necklace too! thrift stores always have fake pearl necklaces- yay!! :) thanks for sharing!!

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  3. WOW! This is something that I can actually make and that I will wear! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. derfinitely no need to pay too much for the jcrew one .. thanks for the DIY.

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  5. Hey Elaine, your guest post is up today and people are loving it! Thanks again for participating : )

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  6. Cute and way more cost effective than the J. Crew version.

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  7. Great idea! I'll be trying this one :)

    L x

    Half Dressed

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  8. You are genius Elaine! Easy and cheap! I hearted it! I'll try it someday :)

    Hey, check this out:

    http://muitoigualavoce.blogspot.com/2010/07/oh-brains.html

    God bless you! xo

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  9. woah i am so going to try this!

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  10. That is a great idea! I love huge chunky necklaces.

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  11. Totally easy--and it looks STUNNING! Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  12. That is amazing. So simple but looks so beautiful.

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  13. Great idea and thrifty too! Thanks Elaine!

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  14. great idea!!! i was obsessed with that j.crew one too! haha but i didn't even begin to consider buying it. i wish.

    but this is totally doable! thank you, thank you

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  15. Totally cute!! xo- karrie
    www.hellopretty.net

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  16. You are so awesome!! I was totally looking for some way to revamp something in my closet for my cousin's wedding this weekend and this seems like it has to be it!!!

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  17. What a fantastic little tutorial!

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  18. Cute little tutorial! Now I know what to do with my too-long faux pearl necklace!

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  19. awesome.
    me to! i'm going to do it!
    thx for share :)

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  20. So resourceful! I love this idea. Plus you can easily switch the ribbon to mix it up. I'm going to have to search for a few strands of faux pearls to recreate this! :)

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  21. Ah, sooo simple! And just think people are actually paying 8x as much for j.crew to do this!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  22. Such a great look and I can't believe I couldn't have thought of that without help!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Christmas in July giveaway

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  23. What a great idea! And so easy, I'll be able to do it myself! Thank you for sharing :)

    http://roseetviolette.blogspot.com

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  24. How did I not think of that?! Such a great idea.

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  25. that's so cute, what a great idea! you're so talented :)

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  26. you are the DIY princess:)
    p.s. i love your family portraits on the left sidebar!

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  27. That is so cool you made your own pearls :D
    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  28. So cute and so easy! Definitely gonna do this!!

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  29. This is very creative! Well done!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  30. Such a simple idea but what a fab result! Don't think I'd have thought of it in a million years.

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  31. Love this!! I can't wait to try it myself. Thanks!

    Looks & Books

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  32. great tutorial, i might have to try this for sure!

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  33. Wow, i never thought that it was that easy!!! Now let me do my multi-strand pearl necklace...got to buy a thrift necklace hopefully over the weekend.

    thanks for sharing Elaine, you are totally the best. Creative and simply different!

    take care love
    always
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  34. I covert your J.Crew emulation skills. The necklace looks fantastic. :)


    www.styleusvancouver.com

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  35. ooh it's even easier than i would have guessed! lovely xx

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  36. its really simply ;)

    http://fashionsmajlik.blogspot.com/

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  37. omg! elegant results, simple DIY :)

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  38. holy tolito! i've done that exact same thing with my pearls! ha ha magic! and you're right they look really good with a gold chain. you might also want to try it with colored pearls and a colored ribbon. i tryed it with teal pearls and green ribbon and it look surprisingly good.

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  39. ouu great tips girl ! thanks for sharing. how have u been? ive been so out of touch with the blogosphere, ive missed it !

    xx lue

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  40. ooo love this!! what a great idea! definitely trying this out:) thanks for the inspiration, elaine!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  41. i love this necklace! its so cute. and so easy to make

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  42. This is such an easy DIY! I'm definitely going to do this when I get back home and I'll link back to you when I do. :D

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  43. i love this! cant wait to try! ur such an inspiration...




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  44. Nice tutorial! I tried this out today and it looked great.

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  45. Just what I needed! I gave it a little twist on my recently resurrected blog:

    Possess and Obsess

    Thank you for posting this!

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  46. Great tutorial! I wanna try making it too!

    http://kireinano.blogspot.com

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  47. this is the coolest thing ever! thanks for sharing :)

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  48. I found this very helpful today! (Along with you scarf belt tying!)

    -Steph
    http://chocolatelaced.blogspot.com/

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