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DIY friendship necklace


Looking for an original statement necklace? Let’s try a colorful braided version! It’s fun to do and you only need a few supplies.


  • Jewelry chain
  • claps
  • pliers
  • yarn

Cut two chain of 12′ and a small one of  1 1/5. Fix the small chain between the two longs. Use the pliers to open the two end links and attach them with the main chains.

Cut 8 pieces of yarn and fold them in the middle.

 Slide each yarn piece into a chain link and make a knot.


I put two nails in the links to secure the chain while I was doing the nodes. But you can also use tape ….or anything else who will help you to fix the necklace. 

Start making knots. Each time you start a row make the first knot including the chain link. I start with a chevron pattern following this tutorial from Simple DIYs.  Then, I end up free style. It’s not bad for a first try but it definitely could had been better.


Cut the extra yarn, and put the claps at the end of the chain.


That’s it! I like how it looks with a strict white shirt, it gives a little twist to a simple outfit!  What do you think? If you like yarn jewelry, you can have a look at this other necklace.



Hacik@H&H Jewellry

Friday 3rd of July 2015

Hey Ama, Its great job done by you and make a beautiful diy friendship necklace. I love this and i will try the same. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ama Ryllis

Friday 3rd of July 2015

Thank you! I'm glad you like it, have fun crafting!

Claire Tomlinson

Thursday 18th of June 2015

Lovely necklace. It's so colourful and original!

Claire xoBeads Jar UK

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 18th of June 2015

Thanks Claire!