Equestrian Charm Necklace

Everything you need to make this gorgeous charm necklace inspired by equestrian looks on the runway.

  • Author: Project DIY
  • Time required: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very easy

In this guide you will learn how to piece together all the components of our Equestrian Charm Necklace, which includes creating a small leather fringe charm, attaching embellishments to jump rings, and more.

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Step 1 Attaching the Lobster Claw  ¶ 

  • Gather the materials for your DIY.

  • Add big jump rings to each of the ends of the two chains. Do not close the jump rings just yet.

  • Attach the lobster claw to one of the jump rings on the first chain and close.

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Step 2 Adding the Horse Bit Pendant  ¶ 

  • Attach the other end of the first chain to one end of the horse bit pendant loop using the jump ring and close the jump ring.

  • Attach the end of the second chain to the horse bit pendant using the jump ring and close the jump ring. You have now created your horse bit pendant.

  • Make sure all 4 of the big jump rings are securely closed at this point.

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Step 3 Crimp the Leather Charm  ¶ 

  • Take the 2 inch leather strip and place it into the crimp end, lining it up evenly.

  • Use your pliers to clamp down both sides of the metal around the leather. Squeeze with a moderate amount of pressure for a secure hold.

    • Tip: Add glue under the crimp for extra hold.

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Step 4 Cutting the Leather  ¶ 

  • Cut the ends of the leather into a fun fringe or shape.

  • We recommend making 3 vertical cuts and 2 angled cuts at the end to create a point.

    • Customization tip: Try fraying the sides or making multiple little cuts all around for a vintage look.

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Step 5 Attaching Charms  ¶ 

  • Loop one small jump ring to the center of the horse bit and add another small jump ring to that ring and close both jump rings.

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Step 6  ¶ 

  • Attach small jump rings to the crimp on your leather charm, the coin and bead pendant. Keep jump rings opened.

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Step 7 Complete  ¶ 

  • Attach the jump rings to the second jump ring on the horse bit.

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Step 8 Wear and Share  ¶ 

  • Your necklace is now complete and ready to wear!

  • Show us your photos. Use #mjprojectdiy on Facebook or Instagram to share with us.

For more information, check out the Autumn in New York category page.

Comments Comments are onturn off

I love this! I made it last week and added a little bronze key charm too; it's adorable.

celiamilton, · Reply

I got so many compliments when I wore this! :)

jennyexiled, · Reply

This was fun to make and looks great.

I Love Mail, · Reply

I had three leftover rings and I wasn't sure if that was supposed to happen! But anyway love how it turned out and cant wait to wear it tomorrow!

Stef, · Reply

Hi Stef!

Thanks for your comment. We like to include an extra jump ring or two, in case one gets lost, or you are feeling inspired to add to the piece. You can save them for a future project or add them to the necklace with charms you have at home for more flair :)

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