DIY Washer Necklace

Inspired by this Marc by Marc Jacob bolt necklace, here is a simple DIY that can be the elusive 'outfit-completer' that we often require.  With chunky jewellery on the back-burner and delicate pieces now in vogue, this fine chained necklace is a very easy way to update your collection of statement necklaces and arm parties into the current accessory timez.

I used washers in this case, mainly due to my inability to tell the difference between a washer & a nut, but I'm happy with how it turned out anyway.  Very thin bolts would look more like the original version.

1m thin gold-coloured chain
Gold washers from any hardware
A surgical toolkit*

*Feel free to replace the surgical tools with jewellery pliers, although I think you'd need very small pliers to work with this kind of thin chain.
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Step 1
Decide how much space you'd like between each washer & cut lengths of chain double that length.
Lay it all out before starting to cut the chain and ensure it's going to be long enough to fit over your head.

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Step 2
Put 2 washers on one peice of chain.
Open up one link on the edge, and attach it to the other end making a loop, then close it up with the pliers.

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Step 3

Repeat that multiple times until all the washers are attached in loops.
Voil√†, finished.  It's very simple.

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Since this necklace, I've made another with the bolts closer together at the front and a longer chain around the back (picture here), which I much prefer.

Next project: this.

xx S


  1. What an awesome little DIY!

    Before even reading past the first paragraph, I knew this was a post by S... your writing sounds like you haha!

    You inspire me to want to get onto a DIY, but somehow I just can't ever find the time!


  2. I wish I had the patience for this. It's so cute & dainty. Not what comes to mind when you think of washers.
    & thank you for adding me to local list of bloggers!



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