Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Charm Necklace
Channel the cool blues of winter with this charm necklace. We love to mix it up a bit: a semi-precious stone mixed with a print and a vintage glass stone. Add your own charms to keep mementos of your favorite people and adventures close. We’ve added an extra clasp and headpin so that you can turn your favorite beads and single earrings into charms too. Make sure to add a photo of your love to the locket.
- round nose pliers
- flat nose pliers
- small jump rings
- one large jump ring
- lobster clasps
- nail polish
First make the necklace. Open the large round jump ring.
Thread the jump ring into the last link on the chain and close it tightly.
Open one of the smaller jump rings and add the other end of the chain as well as a lobster clasp.
You have a necklace! Now onto the charms.
Making charms is as easy as adding a lobster clasp with a jump ring.
Open the jump ring and add the component and the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring tightly. You’ll do this for the blue stone, the heart locket and the printed charm.
To create the lapis teardrop charm thread the bead onto a headpin and create a loop at the top with round nose pliers.
Trim the excess wire.
Open a jump ring and add the looped wire and a lobster clasp.
The locket has a recess that is perfect for adding a shot of color. Nail polish is perfect for this. It might sound crazy but it works. Pick your favorite shade and paint the recess in the locket. It takes a few minutes to dry so be careful, and patient.
Add the lobster clasp with a jump ring.
Add charms as you wish. The more the merrier.