Attach the sections with your jump rings and squeeze the jump rings closed
And you're done with version #1. The fun thing about the different sections is you can adjust the necklace as you wish so that one blue section primarily shows just at the bottom or so that both sections show. Total cost of version #1 was about $3 including the silver chainlink which typically sells for $5.50/yd at Michael Levine.
And Voila! Total cost for version #2 was less than $1!here. While the J. Crew necklace uses faceted resin, meaning the links are cut to give them a bit more brilliance, the links I used are smooth but have an almost identical shape and look, just without the cost. This is not to say though that I don't appreciate the look and feel of the more expensive product. I value quality of construction and design and will pay more for a product that I truly think is special and I'll get a lot of use out of. An accessory like this though is probably something I'd never pay full price for in a store. In fact I probably wouldn't buy it at all. It's not about me thinking I can make something just as good, it's more about the fun of being inspired and creating something with your own hands. I've replicated the look, even if it isn't made of the finest materials, and saved myself $39, to which I'll use to buy another chambray shirt ;)
That's what DIY means to me...
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