I saw this bolt necklace by Marc Jacobs a few months ago and was immediately inspired by it’s great use of hardware. This isn’t the first time I strayed away from using typical jewelry supplies (see: door hinge bracelet), but it’s always fun to see a chic piece of jewelry and have to do a double take after you hear that the materials were bought at Home Depot! Follow along this easy tutorial to make your own.
Materials pliers, ruler 5 gold nuts jump rings lobster clasp 4 pieces of chain, 3.5″ long 2 pieces of chain, 11.5″ long
1. With the 11.5″ pieces of chain, string one bolt onto each strand and close with a jump ring. On one, add the lobster clasp and on the other, add an extra jump ring (for the clasp to close onto).
2. Pick one of those chains to work with and loop a 3.5″ piece of chain through the nut.
3. Attach a jump ring to the end of the small chain, add a nut and close.
4. Repeat the steps until all of the chains and nuts are attached. Make sure to attach the last nut to the other long chain.