[photo source: Dylanlex]
Over the couple of months, I’ve been coming across these elaborate statement necklace which I found out were from this blog - ME AND LEX. A sister-duo that brings necklace layering to a whole new level. I’m not exactly an avid necklace wearer but when I do it usually trends along bold and metal elements with a rather tribal feel which is why I just had to attempt my take on this statement necklace. While there are a couple of ways to attempt this, I’ve included a tutorial following the steps I took to make my statement necklace.
What You Need:
1. 3 bold metal necklaces [that you are willing to dissect]
Looking at the necklaces, roughly imagine how the pieces are to be stacked. I started by removing the components from two of the necklaces with my pliers leaving the third as my base necklace. By separating the necklaces, extra chains and jump rings can be used to piece the necklace together without having to necessarily buy extra.
I wanted to keep the third necklace at the end of the stack so I worked upwards.
Placing the necklace on a flat surface, start to join the metal parts with the loose jump rings. Keep a spacing in between layers as the natural droop will align the layers nicely.
Once the first layer is done attach the second layer. By breaking up the triple-layered necklace, I used them as fillers or separators to reveal an interesting break between the layers.
Going on to another separator which is now the top layer I was pretty much out of chain so, I removed the base necklace endings and extended the chain with the loose chain from the other necklaces.
Maximising the dissected necklace pieces, I attached the smallest separators with the jump rings onto the base necklace which elongated the necklace layers even further.
The final product!
Pair it up with basics and it’ll instantly edge up your casual look!