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Make Your Own Pearl Cluster Necklace

Pearls are one of the most iconic elements of jewelry, and they've withstood the fashion trends. Versatile, classy and feminine: What more do you need? Learn to make a DIY pearl cluster necklace that exudes all of these qualities.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace

A pearl cluster necklace pairs well with just about anything in your closet. Dress one up with a classic little black dress, or go edgy with some leather. Either way, once you've finished this DIY you'll end up with a piece of jewelry that you'll wear for a long time. After all, pearls never go out of style!

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace

Materials you need: pearl beads of various sizes with a hole in each that goes all the way through the bead, gold-head pins, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters and ribbon of any color and width.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace

1. Start by preparing all the pearl beads. Stick a gold head pin through each pearl.

2. Using the needle-nose pliers, twist the extra wire around so that you've created a hook.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace

3. Trim the extra wire with wire cutters. Make sure the hook is big enough so that it will slide on the ribbon of your choice. Repeat for all the pearls that will go on your necklace.

4. Once you have all the pearls ready, it's time to start stringing them on the ribbon. A ribbon is a good combination for a pearl necklace because it's easy to tie, adds some color and creates a beautiful bow in the back. Alternate between sizes of pearls so you create a nice cluster look. Depending on the thickness of your ribbon, you may need to fold the ribbon so it fits through the pearl hook. String as many beads as you want for your necklace. Once you're satisfied, tie the ribbon around your neck!

Don't forget to proudly rock your new pearl cluster necklace with other pearl jewelry for an overall classy and refined look!

For more DIY jewelry projects from Kelly, go to A Sparkle Affair.

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Kelly Anderson

Kelly is a contributor to DivineCaroline and is the voice behind the jewelry blog, A Sparkle Affair. She is a lover of all things sparkly, from new to vintage, statement to delicate and gold to silver (and especially rose gold). Her love of jewelry started with seeing the women in her family wear beautiful jewels, and she was eager to start her own collection. Since then, she never goes anywhere without jewelry of some kind (the bigger, the better!) and has a true passion for inspiring others through sparkly, statement jewels!

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