Let's wear a fancy necklace

We’ve spent the week in Las Vegas under a very hot summer sun. Most of the time was spent in bathing suits and tank tops – but I did get dressed for one excursion to my favorite store to buy a new set of jewels.

When the sun is blazing not many of us are willing to layer and structure accessories for a party. Who wants to mess with that when its 100 degrees outside? Instead I just throw on the biggest necklace I have. I love how quickly a gorgeous set of jewels instantly changes the look of anything I’m wearing.

I’m sold on the style, and plan to dust of my jewels for daily wearing when I get home. Since I don’t have an unlimited budget – making a few more necklaces will be perfect! While I spend the rest of the weekend sweating and enjoying my new jewels, here are some favorite DIY party necklaces that you could make in an afternoon:

A minimalist necklace made with a plumbing elbow – pipes never looked so pretty:)

Chevron and Ombre out of clay

Layered collar necklace

A clay beaded necklace in the prettiest summer shades.

A southwest inspired necklace made with Popsicle sticks

Felt gems charms that look amazing large or small.

Stone roped necklace

Painted wooden bead necklace

Utility ropes made into gorgeous necklace strands

(Top photo by Classy Girls Wear Pearls.)