DIY | JewelMint x SwellMayde Braided Pearl Necklace

I’m so excited to share this JewelMint X SwellMayde DIY collaboration. I remember the first time I heard about their company and instantly knew it would be my go to for jewelry after discovering that Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter were the designers. Every piece that I have ordered has been so beautiful and have been amazed at their attention to detail, down to their gorgeous packaging. Once I saw the Renegade necklace, I was inspired to give it a SwellMayde touch with braided yarn and pearls. I kept in a black and white tone as a nod to Audrey Hepburn with a modern twist, but if you try this at home, you can use pop colored yarn with spikes or beads to give it your own personal touch. Full tutorial after the jump...
- JewelMint Renegade Necklace
- Yarn
- Pearls
- Head Pins
- Masking Tape
- Needle Nose Pliers

1. Cut 12 pieces of yarn 30" each long. Double knot onto one end of the necklace.
2. Tape this end in place.
3. Separate the 12 pieces of yarn into 3 groups of 4. Tape off each group.
4. Braid the yarn onto the chain (the taped off ends will make it easier to go through the chain links). After braiding, double knot onto the other end of the necklace.
5. Cut 4 pieces of yarn 35" long. Double knot onto one end of the necklace. Take 2 pieces of yarn and cross over the other two yarns (see photo).
6. Take the same 2 pieces of yarn and loop under and through (see photo). This will create a knot. Knot 3 or 4 times, then loop through one link (this attaches it to the chain).
7. Continue until you reach the end of the necklace.
8. Place pearl through the head pin.
9. Cut the head pin a bit and loop onto the necklace using the needle nose pliers. Have fun and place as many pearls as you like!! Now you have yourself a JewelMint x SwellMayde DIY Necklace!


Elle said...

oooo! turned out so amazing. the pearls really complete it!

Her Persona said...

such a great diy. really liking the necklace

Zuzankita✝K. said...

really nice tutional

Ceciliette said...

Ohh only if it was as easy to do as it looks!!!
Perfect necklace, thnks for the step by step

Joanna Le said...

This looks insanely complicated, but the end result is beautiful!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Aimee, this is so cool! Love Stylemint and especially adore the Audrey Hepburn vibe you added to the necklace.

Cole. said...

Love this, especially the "nod to Audrey Hepburn". What would we do without her?:)


DNA (designers+artists) said...

Perfect collab and congrats! Love this necklace!

AD + SH said...

turned out gorgeous

Miki's scrapbook said...

I love this, Aimeee! Looks awesome!

Thanks a lot for dropping by! And btw, the party shooters are $6 over at Party City ;).

Hope you're having an awesome week! ;D


The Golden Girls said...

omg that necklace is beyond amazing! so so sooo in love with it :) xx,
The Golden Girls

Cindy said...

I can only dream to be as creative and hands-on as you are someday :/ lol but seriously i ADORE everything you make! I only wish i had all the materials needed haha (:

Cindy C.

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ftashion said...

This is really pretty! Omg, I have bookmarked so many of your tutorials which I want to try!

Fang Ting

ftashion said...

Hello Aimee! Hey thanx for this tutorial! I was really inspired to make a braided chain for myself by this necklace. I made a more edgy and rock version for my rock theme this month. Here's the link to my bracelet! =D

Fang Ting
braided spike bracelet

Muhammad Atif said...

You always done fabulous work, this tutorial is also very creative work like your other tutorial.
Freshwater Pearls

Regina Partain said...

Very nice. I have been planning something along this line for awhile and this inspires me to move forward with it. Thanks so much.

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