DIY Bar Lariat Necklace

Let's talk real life. I have a Real Housewives obsession. I live for Beverly Hills and NYC, and dabble in Atlanta. When New Jersey is in season, don't mess with my recordings, or you risk being shanked. 

I saw Vicki (RHOC) wearing a necklace similar to this one, and I immediately loved it! I honestly didn't want to take the time to hunt one down on the internet, so I decided to pull out my jewelry kit and make my own. That might sound stupid to you, but it took me about 10 minutes to make, and I guarantee it cost me less and took me less time than if I had bought one online. 

If you love it too, then here's a quick tutorial to make your own! 

Simple DIY lariat necklace (perfect for layering!) from


Step 1: Measure the length you want your necklace to be and cut the chain. 

Step 2: At the midpoint of the chain, attach the base bead.

Step 3: Add the lobster clasp at the end of the necklace, and a jump ring. Clasp the necklace together. 

Step 4: About 6 inches (eye ball it), add the connector bead into the necklace. You should be able to attach this without using any jump rings. 

Simple DIY lariat necklace (perfect for layering!) from
Simple DIY lariat necklace (perfect for layering!) from

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