Triangles are the new squares! I don’t know what it is but I’ve seen tons of these cute triangle necklaces everywhere! So I decided to make my own version and share the steps with you. This is my first tutorial, so I promise to do my nails next time!
Okay here goes:
You can pick up jewelry pliers at your local craft store for about $5-$10 depending on the quality. I bought these wood triangles on etsy here.
Grab a light pinot grigio, and chill in the fridge until the power tool section of this project is over. I went with Barefoot Pinot Grigio. It’s inexpensive without sacrificing any of the flavor! Remember to never operate power tools while drinking alcohol!
Place your triangles on something sturdy that you don’t mind getting a couple nicks in. I chose this piece of wood. (I don’t know if the proper thing to do would be to clamp them down, but this seemed to work fine for me. I am certainly no power tool expert, so if you have a better idea- please share!)
Choose a thin drill bit and place your holes close to the corners of your triangle, but not too close as the wood may chip. Hold the triangle in place as you drill.
Open your wine, and sip throughout the duration of the craft.
Lay down some newspapers and start painting your triangles! I did about 4 different designs before I came up with the one I like.
Wait for the paint to dry.
Measure your chain to the desired length. I made mine 16″ Then cut with the jewelry wire cutters.
Cut your chain in half
Open a jump ring with your pliers and put it through the hole in your triangle.
Put jump ring through hole in chain, and close jump ring with pliers. TIP: Make sure your jump ring is closed securely with no gap, to ensure the chain will not fall off the jump ring.
Repeat step 7 on the other side.
Attach clasp, and jump ring to the ends of the chain to finish it. Do this by looping the jump rings through the last chain length at the end. For the clasp side, just loop the clasp through the jump ring, then the jump ring through the chain link, and close.
You’re finished! Wear your necklace proudly! For this necklace I used a light pink and cream color, and decided to contrast the softness with a gunmetal chain (which is not the original chain pictured in the supplies photo) but worked out well because it was easier to photograph for the tutorial. I have already worn mine a few times and gotten a lot of compliments!
I hope this tutorial was informative enough for you to go off and create your own piece! As this was my first tutorial, I would appreciate any comments or suggestions! If there was anything you didn’t get, please let me hear about it!