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DIY Chunky Statement Necklace Inspired by Tom Binns

Tom-Binns-Necklaces diy

All necklaces shown : Tom Binns Designs

Here’s What You’ll Need…


* A variety of vintage necklaces {find them at thrift shops & ebay}
* Chain
* Transparent nylon thread or jewelry wire
* Safety pins {optional}
* Needle nose pliers {or beading pliers}


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* Click Here to See how I wore it *

Other Options

* Safety pins + spray painted for color
* Ribbons


Have Fun!

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  1. Brilliant as always! I want to make one for sure 🙂

  2. This is regarding “Reflection”…don’t act too womanly. It’s great fun being a girl. I’m 41…oh god, I can hardly believe it! I act like an 8 year old some days and a 16 year old on the others. Sometimes I can hardly believe that I have my own company and people actually let me “run” stuff. You are a darling chica! Don’t forget it!

  3. Loving this! I was just looking at another DIY on this type of thing (not as cute as yours, by the way) and am just about to take a trip to Michael’s on my lunch for supplies. 🙂

  4. I want that!!! Awww you never cease to amaze me, gorgeous!

  5. aw really pretty I WANT one lol. I might have to search for some necklaces to turn into one fabulous one.

  6. Amazing! I’ve got bunches of vintage necklaces languishing … might have to give this one a whirl.

  7. I’m always so envious of your craftiness! Looks fabulous!

  8. this is such a great way to dress something simple up, love it.

  9. so pretty!

  10. you blow my mind! that turned out gorgeous. i must be retarded because i never get how you did it!

  11. OMG Awesome!!!!! You’re a master of DIY!!!!!
    I love those necklaces!!!!


  12. oh my gosh, i’m such a fan of yours! i love your diys!

  13. Great demonstration…even I could make one of these!
    Also, I love the idea of DIY for this kind of fashion jewelry. Don’t go out and spend $500 and up for costume jewelry. Save your jewelry money for classic fine jewelry (preferably estate jewelry from that you will wear for much more than one season.

  14. great necklace, you rock!

  15. Great!


  16. WOW amazing job this time again!!

  17. Really nice!!!!

  18. how awesome!!
    you are so creative!
    i want a million necklaces meshed into one…even though my neck might be sore at the end of the day 😉

  19. So beautiful, I love the idea….so inspiring!

  20. Great post! I liked it so much that I tweeted it. I am definitely going to try this out soon , your necklace turned out beautiful!

  21. very awesome! this necklace is effing badass!

  22. Genius! The necklace you made looks gorgeous.

  23. I like yours better than the example ones! As for the reflections post, I am about to turn 30. I’m thinking “is my life what I wanted it to be at this point?” What did I really even want for this age? My sister in law is turning 30 too and she was bragging about how this is exactly where she wanted to be at 30. That is what got me thinking about my age and if I’m happy. Do I have everything I want? Hell no. I don’t have a house, I’m stuck in the corporate grind and have a failing small business, but life is still good and when I don’t think about all of the things I don’t have I am generally happy. Count your blessings and don’t ever grow up if you don’t have to.

  24. love love love love!
    they look amazing.

  25. What a great, easy idea! I’m going to have to try it!

  26. AWESOME! You’re the QUEEN of DIY!
    I love it!

  27. oh how i love tom binns jewelry! and your version is just gorgeous! love it! YAYUH!~

  28. you do such magnificent work!!! you are so talented! I love it!

  29. Fab! I did this DIY once– and I guess I needed more necklaces in the tangled mix, because it looked a wee scraggly around my neck. I think I’ll add more ribbons and pearls and rhinestones. More bling, baby!

  30. This is so cute! You did a fantastic job. You have such good ideas.

  31. Can’t wait for your book signing one day…should compile all your fab DIY projects darling! ~Hopeful*

  32. I love these necklaces! Yours is just gorgeous!

  33. it turned out so beautiful….you lucked out finding such great vintage pieces!

  34. Awesome! Love it! Love the combo with the pearls. Just makes it.

  35. Oh, I love it!

  36. That’s gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!

  37. BRILLIANT. I say this every time (I know) but I can’t help it!! I’m definitely doing this one (I say that every time too)!!!

  38. You are the DIY QUEEN!

  39. Absolutely BRILLIANT!
    Love the necklaces! Is it possible to buy one?


  40. Another awesome idea! You have patience. I’m just going to layer 😉

  41. super snazzy. i am running into these big bold statement necklaces all the time. It will dress up any outfit.

  42. so gorgeous!! i love the necklaces that you paired together, especially that you added pearls in there.

  43. Yet another great DIY – thanks for this!

  44. Terrific job on the necklace! Love it! and that white t-shirt dress you created is amazing!! xoxo

  45. You are one talented woman!!
    I love your DIY’S.
    I haven’t tried any out myself yet, but this one is definitely at the top of my list!

    It’s gorgeous!!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful week too!


  46. Love it. Actually, I love yours better than his. And yours is much cheaper. And more unique. Win-win.

  47. That is a fabulous idea! And looks great, I’m always thing ‘what will she think of next’ which keeps me tuning in to your fab blog!
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  48. OMG, I love these necklaces. You are too talented!

  49. Soooo pretty! Nice work.

  50. I features this on my blog

  51. looks good!

  52. Excellent tutorial as usual. I am doing a blog series on vintage jewelry and will definitely link to this!

  53. Or you could just sell them and we could buy them? ah ha ha. Fab of course!!

  54. Excellent necklace tutorial. I love the idea of adding in some old rhinestone necklaces for extra glam.

  55. I´m in love!!!!!!
    I did some necklaces here in Brazil they are in my site to anyone buy. Bui here they are not so volumous because it´s very hot….But i´ll do one for me like yours!
    I love your blog!!!!!

  56. I think you are probably one of the most creative people in this world. Your ideas are amazing, and the results even more so. Great necklace, I’ll have to attempt this one day!

  57. Awesome! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  58. that is fantastic! I did my version on my blog, thanks a lot for inspiration 😀

  59. oh wow, thanks so much for the inspiration! <3

  60. that’s very fabulous! wow!

  61. Um… this is FABULOUS!!!!

    Can you please please just make me one and I pay you a small fortune?!!!!!!!

    I would die for this!!!!

    It is BAH-AN-ANAS!!!!!!!


  62. Simply GORGEOUS!! I am in love with this necklace, and will now be on the lookout for similar necklaces to put together while I’m out.

    I’ve also featured this on my website today, so feel free to grab an “I’ve been featured” badge!

    Thanks for the great idea!!

  63. R.Jay says:

    As a 19 year old, whose jewelry consists of cheap and colourful plastic and stone beads, I’m definitely going to try to make this. Pretty, pretty pretty! Now my only problem is coming up with an outfit to go with it. =)

  64. What a beautiful accessories, fabulous! The necklace is like the one that I found in the antique auctions online, both are gorgeous and lovely.

  65. I am an 19 year old girl from India and your blog with all its amazing diys is just fabulous …I spend hours staring at pictures of the beautiful jewelry and clothes diyed by you, hoping that one day I will actually be inspired enough to track down materials locally and create them for myself. I especially adore the Tom Binns necklace diy. After I was bitten by the diy bug a few years ago, I’d spend hours looking for diy projects but most blogs had the same stuff…when I found yours my search ended. I just wish there were more creative diy blogs like yours on the internet.

    Your ardent admirer

  66. Alas!!! After searching for hour’s together information on this topic, I find yours. I read it and it is just the way I wanted to know about the subject. Clear, simple language and in detail! I am sure there isn’t anybody else who writes as well as you do.

  67. I wish I had a long enough neck to rock something like this. I have so many necklaces, and I’ve made so many, but never wear them 🙁

    Looks great on yous!

  68. Hello from Germany!
    Oh, I LOVE your style! It’s amazing!
    And this Necklace is sooo beautiful! What a pity you don’t sell some in your shop 🙁
    I’m not talented in handicraft work… just think about it, i would buy one of this!!! Aww! <3

  69. Hey there, love this and I’m a new follower. YOur blog is great!!!

  70. Weaving the beads through is the killer here i feel…just enhances the beauty of the mixing & matching. Love your work. Respect

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  72. The epitome of cool and stylish. Wow!

    Jewelie Dee

  73. You are so creative! I love to see your ideas 🙂 I love your vintage taste and how you creative outfits. I LOVE your blog. I also didn’t realize how much I LOVE Tom Binns necklaces. It’s about time super crazy chunky necklaces are popular. I LOVE them!

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  75. Wow this is amazing, I’m going to be recycling some old necklaces for this!

  76. This is gorgeous! I’d love to make this as a DIY gift for a friend. Thanks for this awesome tutorial. I love it!

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