DIY Pretty Lanvin Drop Pearl & Chain Necklace

DIY Lanvin pearl chain necklace Inspiration

I love this pretty chain, fabric, and pearl Lanvin Necklace but for $595 I thought I could definitely make my own! It comes in a few really pretty colors but I had a similar fabric in this nude-y fleshy tone that worked perfectly so I went with it. It’s not terribly difficult, but you will need a few jewelry-making skills/tricks to pull it off… but I’ll show you how!

I think my version is pretty close to the original and the best part is it was under $20! I had the pearls & fabric though. Still would have probably been about $20. I had to buy the jewelry supplies {about $3.99 each, and not the tools} and only used a few of each.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Lanvin Necklace - Chain, Pearl, Chiffon

* Silk, sheer, or nylon fabric, anything with a pretty drape {I used a vintage slip that had a layer of nylon/satin and a layer of sheer mesh}
* Flat oval links ox silver chain {Also found at JoAnn’s}
* Loose Faux pearls {mine were left over from the MJ Trim Challenge}
* Tarnished silver metal head pins
* Tarnished silver metal oval jump rings {comes w/3 sizes, I used the smallest}
* Tarnished silver metal lobster clsaps {or not. It’s a long chain, you don’t need a clasp}
* 3 different Beading pliers {5 pack, 8.99 – the exact ones I use, got mine from JoAnn’s}
* Scissors
* Wire cutters

Steps…

DIY Lanvin Necklace

* Cut fabric strips. They don’t have to be perfect, but they do need to have smooth edges. Since I didn’t have a luxurious fabric like silk, I used sheer and opaque pieces together to add some texture & variation. I also used the sheer to create one long ribbon-like strip. You may choose whatever colors you like.

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* Decide how long you want your chain. Using your pliers, pull apart a metal link to remove excess linkage. If the chain is long enough to fit over your head, you don’t need a clasp. If you want a shorter chain, slip the loop of the clasp onto the open chain link & pinch it shut. You won’t need the other part of the lobster clasp because you can use the actual chain.

DIY Chain Pearl Lanvin Necklace

* Weave your long ribbon-like piece through part of the chain and tie the ends in loose knots.

Creating Drop Pearls…

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1. String a pearl on a head pin              
2. Bend the top w/round nose pliers

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3. Snip the end off with wire cutters       
4. Close the wire with pliers creating a circle/loop.

Creating Drop Pearls with Fabric…

DIY Drop Pearls with Fabric -jewelry making

* String pearl on head pin, weave opaque fabric onto pin and push it down

Pearls and fabric necklace DIY

* …add sheer layer on top. {to some but not all} You need to weave the fabric so it cinches up over the pearl instead of lying completely over it

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* Follow the steps above to finish {bend head pin, snip off excess, pinch into small loop/circle}

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* Using a jump ring, add a single loose pearl to the top {circle/loop you just created} and pinch closed. Leave some as single pearls, some as one pearl with fabric, and some with fabric and two pearls.

Pretty Chain Pearl Fabric Necklace by Lanvin DIY

* Using the jump rings, attach your pearls to your chain. Follow the design in this tutorial {of the Lanvin piece} or create your very own!

Pretty Chain Pearl Fabric Necklace by Lanvin DIY

 

And… Voila!

DIY Lanvin Chain and Pearl Necklace

DIY Chain Pearl Necklace

* I made some earrings too with a little chain, earring hooks, and the same pearl/fabric technique!

diy lanvin earrings

pretty diy lanvin necklace

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

45 Comments

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 |

    as usual… your diy is awesome… I think I’ll try something similar…
    thanks a million

  • Wida

    January 25, 2011 |

    Thanks for making this tutorial. I really enjoy coming to this site. You’re so inspirational 🙂

    Wida
    http://www.missingamsie.blogspot.com

  • Fashion Agony

    January 25, 2011 |

    Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  • Katie

    January 25, 2011 |

    Beautiful – and so creative!

  • Little Rus

    January 25, 2011 |

    Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. x

  • véčko

    January 25, 2011 |

    love it!!

  • *amanda*

    January 25, 2011 |

    This is so pretty, perfect for Spring — that I want to arrive a.s.a.p. — and the pictures of it are spot on and just what we need to see to Maeg this neckie-lace. *yay*. xoxoxo

  • sternchenslove

    January 25, 2011 |

    That´s a great idea! It looks great for spring. I hope more ideas are coming!

  • Rachael

    January 25, 2011 |

    That’s a great idea, your necklace looks better than the Lanvin one actually!

  • Jennifer Belle

    January 25, 2011 |

    thats gorgeous!

  • Morgan

    January 25, 2011 |

    Lovely… just lovely. And LOVE your title for this post. Cracks me up. 🙂

  • Aylin.

    January 25, 2011 |

    oh my god really great 😀 i love ur blog <3

  • Behind the Lashes

    January 25, 2011 |

    Lovely Maegan!!! I think I even like yours more lol

  • Shabna

    January 25, 2011 |

    This is amazing! I have to try it x

  • Love. Run. Wine.

    January 25, 2011 |

    Amazing! I’m definitely trying this out, thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Tammy Robinson

    January 25, 2011 |

    So cute! I may try to make one myself.

  • CessOviedo

    January 25, 2011 |

    Loved it! … This is so easy to make, and looks so pretty,Can’t wait to see you wearing it.

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

  • jayme

    January 25, 2011 |

    love it! great job!

  • Couture Carrie

    January 25, 2011 |

    Awesome tutorial, darling!
    Loving both the necklace and the earrings!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • modanista junkie

    January 25, 2011 |

    AMAAAAAAYYYYZING!!!

    xoxo,
    melrod

  • jamie.

    January 25, 2011 |

    love it!! you inspire some of my tutorials =)

    somedreamingstate.com

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 |

    Awesome. They have a lot of nerve charging $595.00 for that.

  • Danielle

    January 25, 2011 |

    Wow! So impressed. Your necklace is beautiful!

  • kissonthechic

    January 25, 2011 |

    this is amazing! I have an event coming up and am planning on wearing a nude dress with cream lace detail and have been stuck about how to accessorise it – this would go perfectly! thanks 🙂

    http://kiss-on-the-chic.blogspot.com

  • Huda

    January 25, 2011 |

    love it, if only I could make it instead of buying these simple jewelry.

  • Zoe, All for Style

    January 25, 2011 |

    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the necklace but omg… those earrings are TO DIE FOR… beautiful! So talented 🙂

  • silvergirl

    January 25, 2011 |

    Fantastic DIY
    Am thinking I am going to have to give this a try!
    Thanks for sharing

  • drollgirl

    January 26, 2011 |

    um, you made this for me, right? YOU DID. GIVE IT TO ME ON THURSDAY. hurry!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • josephine

    January 26, 2011 |

    you are a diy genius

  • Team Romey

    January 26, 2011 |

    love this diy! now how much money did you save buy making your own??
    love ariel @

    amromey.blogspot.com

  • Mary Ann

    January 26, 2011 |

    Great tutorial Maegan!!

  • Vanessa

    January 26, 2011 |

    Awesome tutorial…

  • Anonymous

    January 26, 2011 |

    next “Maeg-it Yourself” tutorial, tom binns’ shoe necklace?: http://avarady.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/girlthing1-540×540.jpg

  • Tiffany - I am Style-ish

    January 26, 2011 |

    gorgeous. thank you for always sharing these amazing DIYs with us. I’m putting this on my “to do” list!

  • ...love Maegan

    January 26, 2011 |

    OMG ANON!!!! That shoe necklace is to die. I’d have to really be on the hunt for some Barbie shoes! I love it!

  • vixi

    January 26, 2011 |

    LOVE!!!

  • karlieanne

    January 26, 2011 |

    Ahhh you are amazing! Great necklace and I love the title “Maeg-it” – perfect.

    And I like the web design. Not sure how new it is, because I’ve been gone for awhile but guess who’s back, back again?

  • Cupcake

    January 26, 2011 |

    K that is some seriously beautiful diy!! Bravo! Really you could sell that stuff.
    Cupcake

  • ...with ♥, SB.

    January 27, 2011 |

    not only perfect, but I bet you look amazing wearing it~!

  • Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com

    February 1, 2011 |

    I saw this over at Copycat Crafts – and had to come over and tell you how much I love it!! The necklace is gorgeous! Thanks for he tutorial!

  • Grace

    February 6, 2011 |

    this is beautiful! i absolutely love it.

    so clever, i can’t wait to make.
    xo
    grace
    stripesandsequins.com

    ps-check out the dannijo inspired chain necklace on my blog! xo

  • Trina

    February 14, 2011 |

    Wow, yours looks the exact same as the inspiration necklace! I love the one in teal as well. Must make one! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  • Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 |

    All your blog is awsome! I love your style and this inspiration you give. I’m so glad I’ve found this site in the Net 🙂 I visit it regularly 🙂

    Greetings from Poland 🙂
    Monika

  • Emily

    March 5, 2011 |

    I love the necklace and have i materials to try it out myself but how long did you u make ur own necklace?

  • WobiSobi

    April 15, 2011 |

    Just found your Blog. Ok, You~ are amazing. I am sure you hear that everyday, but I just have to say it. Love all your tutorials.
    Anne