I've currently been in love with bigger, chunkier necklaces, especially after getting my bubble necklace this summer. I've seen lots of statement necklaces that I'd love to buy, but won't spend $30 on one, so I found a few tutorials online, combined them and made my own.
It's definitely not as great as the $30 ones, but for about $7 I'll take it!
supplies: tear drop beads, round beads, nail polish, chain, rings, and a clasp
(I bought the gold but it ended up being too thick to string through the circle beads,
so I used a thinner silver chain I already had.)
Here's what the teardrop beads look like closer up. I used 5 altogether.
Paint only one side of your teardrops with your nail polish,.
Then paint all around the circle beads, and be prepared to have your fingers covered in it!
I did two coats of nail polish and then a clear coat after.
(Except for on the circles - I quit after one coat.)
Cut your chain to the desired length.
Use one of your rings to go through the tear drop and then attach it to the middle of your chain.
I use pliers to close the ring.
Add two beads on each side and then two more tear drops.
I did two more sets of circles and one more set of teardrops.
Finally add your clasp and ring at the back of your necklace.
Ideally I'd want another row of the teardrop beads, and maybe someday I'll add it.
But my red fingers were done for the day.