Every once in a while, we see a piece of jewelry in a store that we absolutely love the style and look of but we can’t help thinking that we could make something similar ourselves, so we hesitate buying them. Recently, that’s been happening more and more with gorgeous collar necklaces, which is how we found ourselves pouring over as many tutorials as we could find with the plan of making a customized collar necklace or two of our very own!
Just in case you love the idea of making your very own collar necklaces for spring just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas that we’ve come across so far.
1. Multi-coloured beaded necklace
Are you the kind of person who has always been very good at small, detailed needlework based crafts and the idea of doing some hand beading doesn’t intimidate you? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this stunning hand beaded collar necklace from Cut Out and Keep a try! They show you how to make it from scratch but you could also do something similar by starting with a large applique and then embellishing it with extra beads and sequins to your heart’s content.
2. Neon rope and chain necklace
Are you actually the kind if person who prefers a brighter, more modern looking pop of colour or maybe just a little more edge to your accessories? Well, just because you’re making this necklace instead of buying it doesn’t mean you can’t still make it edgy! Take a look at how I Spy DIY created this stunning neon rope, chain, and rhinestone necklace in just a few surprisingly simple steps.
3. Chunky pearl bib necklace
Is your personal sense of style a little more classic or vintage inspired than most of the designs you’ve seen so far? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like this lovely pearl clad bib necklace design from Cut Out and Keep that features all sizes of pearls, with chunky ones centred.
4. DIY chain collar necklace
When you started thinking about the concept of making yourself a “collar necklace”, did you actually start to picture a necklace that really is shaped like a collar? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Fash & Rolla used chains cut to specific lengths and linked in specific places to make just that! We love the way they added a cute charm in the centre for some character.
5. Elegant pearl cluster collar necklace
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about collar necklaces made from pearls but you’re just not sure the other more classic looking design is quite the style of thing you’re looking for? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with this more clustered design featured step by step on Smitten Kitten Loves.
6. DIY vintage button collar necklace
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of vintage collar necklaces but pearls just aren’t your thing and you’d like something a little more colourful and crafty looking? Then perhaps it’s time to start collecting vintage buttons! Take a look at the way Cut Out and Keep made a stunning collar necklace from theirs.
7. Pearl, lace, and ribbon bib necklace
Did you actually really like the way the first classic pearl design we showed you earlier looked but you just can’t help wondering whether there might be a way to add even more detail to it than you saw there? Then we have a feeling this design from DS Mee Bee that features ribbon and lace as well might be a little more up your alley.
8. Upcycled tie and chunky bead necklace
Has the thing that’s interested you the most so far on our list been the concept of making a “chunky” collar style necklace but you’re looking for something just a little more crafty and interesting looking? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Art Star upcycled a tie by wrapping it around chunky wooden beads in order to make theirs.
9. DIY seed bead collar
Have you been the most intrigued so far by the concept of making an actual collar shaped necklace and doing a little bit of delicate hand beading but you’re having trouble choosing between the two? Well, who said you have to choose at all? Instead, check out how La Poubelle made a hand beaded collar shaped necklace using their delicate beading skills.
10. DIY lace doily collar necklace
Are you the kind of person who always prefers to make something diverse and changeable whenever you can so you’ve actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find a DIY collar necklace that can be worn in more than one way? In that case, we think perhaps you’ll enjoy the way The Modernette made this DIY collar necklace from a lace doily!
11. DIY rhinestoned statement collar necklace
You might recall that we mentioned rhinestones briefly above, but what if that’s all you can picture on your collar necklace now and you’ve been hoping to come across a necklace design that’s heavier in rhinestones than anything else? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Love Maegan made this fantastic statement necklace from layers of different rhinestoned pieces!
12. DIY paper necklace tutorial
Particularly if you’re a music lover like Booksmith Studio clearly is, we have a feeling this absolutely stunning paper cutout collar necklace idea might be right up you alley! They show you how to punch out the right shapes and string them along a base piece. If you’re more of a bookworm or news junky than a music lover, we think this project would be just as pretty made from upcycled book pages or newspapers.
13. Button bib necklace
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the concept of making a collar necklace out of buttons but your particular button collection, though impressive and extensive, is made up of much newer looking buttons? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with a necklace made in this fringed bib style featured on Nikki In Stitches.
14. Banana Republic inspired crystal bib necklace
Are you still feeling completely enamoured with the idea of making yourself a collar style necklace that involves rhinestones, but you’re not sure the edgier layered and stacked style of necklace we showed you a few options back is quite the aesthetic you’re going for? Then here’s another alternative for you! Check out how Smart n’ Snazzy made this piece that’s modelled after a design from Banana Republic.
15. Rope and chunky gem necklace
Are you the kind of person who loves a good, chunky statement piece like the rope and chain design we showed you earlier but you’re also looking to glam things up a little bit, so you’d like to add some sparkle? Then we have every confidence that this fantastic chunky gem and rope necklace with a bit of metal detailing will give you what you’re looking for! Get the full details on I Spy DIY.