Bigger isn’t always better…at least not when it comes to current jewelry trends! While there’s certainly a time and place for a fabulous statement necklace, the “must-have” look of the moment is delicate necklaces.
Dainty chains or cords paired with small, simple geometric shapes are the perfect complement to any outfit this season. You can find plenty of great options to purchase, but instead of paying top dollar for a designer piece, why not create your own?
Keep reading to discover simple, on-trend inspiration for DIY geometric jewelry!
Photo via placeinthecloud
1. Metal triangle necklaces
You can’t get much more minimalist than this chic metallic triangle necklace made by Craftsy member placeinthecloud. All you need is silk cord in your favorite color and three crimp tubes to create your own version in less than 5 minutes.
Photos via One Artsy Mama and Craftsy member Lio Sil
2. Basic bar necklaces
The bar necklace isn’t going out of style anytime soon. Stamp a metal bar with your name, initial or an inspiring word, add a delicate chain, and you’re good to go. Or, leave it plain for an even more simple effect. Check out our post on how to make a bar necklace for an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial.
3. Layered tube necklaces
What’s better than one dainty geometric necklace? A layered pair! Create this sophisticated set using curved tube beads in two different sizes and metals, along with coordinating 1mm chains. Find a full supply list and step-by-step photo tutorial on One Artsy Mama.
Photo via One Artsy Mama
4. Miniature letters layered necklaces
Love the look of delicate layers? Create personalized necklaces using tiny letter charms to spell your name, initials, or anything you like. These are fun to wear and also make a great holiday gift. You might also enjoy our post on how to make handwriting jewelry.
Photo via angeleyes777
5. Beaded layered necklace
Take your layered shapes to another level by adding a little bling! Use a basic wire-wrapping technique to attach tiny sparkling crystals like the ones on these geometric pendants.
Photo via Uva
6. Metal heart pendants
Just because a pendant is small doesn’t mean it can’t have gorgeous and intricate detail. Create a gorgeous metal heart like this one with geometric holes and textures, then place it on a thin, simple cord.
You might also enjoy our post on how to make a sheet metal pendant.
Photo via KnottybyNature
7. Stamped clay pendants
Make your pendant personal by using stamps and clay to spell out a word that’s meaningful to you like this one. You can customize the color and much more.
You might also enjoy our tips for using precious metal clay.
Photo via StampingOutLoud
8. Metal stamped necklace
Love metal stamped jewelry? Grab a tiny blank and your favorite design stamp and create a minimalist pendant like this chic bird. You can also substitute an image for a monogram or single initial. For step-by-step instruction on this technique, see our post on how to hand stamp metal jewelry.
Which of these DIY geometric jewelry pieces are your favorites? They’re all simple to make and will be perfectly on-trend this season. Will you create one of your own?