Long strands of beads make style accents; the chunkier they are, the more attention they grab. However, you do want to be sure that the length isn’t overwhelming. Here are two good ways to make long necklaces totally wearable.

Tie a knot

Put on a very long strand of beads and tie it in a loose slip knot somewhere below your collarbone; let the rest dangle lower like a tassel. You can also try tying two strands together for a funkier, chunkier look.

Slide the knot so it sits at your ideal short necklace length to draw focus up toward your face.

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

Slide the knot lower on your chest so the top of the necklace makes a V—this elongates your look.

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

 

Wrap in loops:

Loop a really long strand several times around your neck and adjust so each wrap sits at a different level. You can add or subtract wraps to get the best look for you

Super—long beaded strands work well in this look. Try twisting two together to bring lots of color to your neck area.

Show your colors

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

 

A silver chain with geometric silver beads reflects light onto your face. This delicate style looks striking with a simple outfit.

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

 

Brighten up. Choose colorful beads that match or contrast with your outfit. Beads in several sizes on wire links make this strand unusual.

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

 

Gold-toned metallics shed a warm glow. The dangling disks on this pretty necklace will glimmer as you move.

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

Style tip: to change a regular necklace into one that’s super long, use a coordinating bracelet or ribbon as an extender—or just clasp two similar looking necklaces together for a look that’s twice as nice!

DIY good ways to make Long and lovely necklaces

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