These mystic-glam bohemian layering necklaces are going to be your new favorite everyday piece, trust me. The mix between rustic stone arrowheads and luxe gems makes for an interesting contrast that goes with everything from maxi dresses to a tee and jeans!
It's a simple diy that really doesn't take all that long. What's best is that like most of my tutorials, you can customize them to fit your style and taste. These necklaces are a bit longer, which makes them great for layering with others.
Let's get started.
Step 1: Gather materials. I used two arrowheads (you can find a big pack here and here), silver cable chain, a silver toggle clasp, 4mm jump rings, wire cutters, flat nose pliers, Gem-Tac, rhinestone chatons (or you can use flat backs!), and silky embroidery floss.
Step 2: Simply glue on your chatons to the flat side of the arrowhead. Choose any particular pattern that suits the shape of your arrowhead. Use small drops of Gem-Tac to adhere the stones. Let dry.
Cut a piece of chain anywhere from 20-28", depending on your preference. Attach 4mm jump rings to each end of the chain.
Step 3: Using your silky thread, tie the end around the notch at the top of the arrowhead. Continue wrapping for about 3 wraps. Thread the 4mm jumpring from one end of chain on the thread, then wrap tightly so it sits at the side of the arrowhead, in the notch. Repeat with the other end.
Step 4: Wrap about 3 more times, then tie off the end of the thread. Secure this knot with glue.
Feel free to dazzle these up with silk tassels, or chain dangles. You could also keep it simple using the arrowheads as stand-alone pendants. Either way, have fun with colors and arrangements of the stones to personalize these pieces!
Another idea I had with these is the idea of painting them first - use gold or silver metallic paint and completely coat the arrowhead. Then add gems as usual. Would create an even more luxe-looking piece!
However you decide to make these, if you post a pic of your final piece on Instagram and tag me @quietlioncreations, I'll repost you!
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