I’ve seen some of these types of necklaces for sale in Etsy shops and on Ebay, so I thought I’d try my hand in making one.
I used a skeleton key that I had bought at an antique store – you can find them on Ebay as well. And a locket and cross that I’ve had since I was a little girl.
I bought the kit at Walmart and the rings at JoAnn Fabrics. Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have similar items.
And I probably went overboard on jump rings, but it was part of the look I was going for.
Disclaimer – I have not sewn mine yet. I am having major issues with my sewing machine, so I’m waiting until my sister visits later this month so she can
show me how to use it correctly fix my machine for me.
You could also use items from garage sales or thrift stores. The craft stores also have brand new vintage looking items that you could put on the necklace.
So the combinations are really endless.
Jewelry Making Kit $7.99 at Walmart
Extra Jump Rings $3.99 at JoAnn Fabrics*
Ribbon $1.99 at JoAnn Fabrics
Pliers $0.00 from my husband’s toolbox
*The kit had toggle clasps and jump rings in it, I just wanted larger jump rings so I bought the extra pack.