My mom has a really awesome German cuckoo clock like this one that, like many cuckoo clocks, has weights that look like pinecones. When I found this set of pinecone and acorn jewelry charms at the craft store, I was immediately reminded of her clock. The cuckoo clock has a very woodsy/fall look and obviously the charms do too, so I thought it would be fun to make a fall necklace inspired by the look of my mom’s cuckoo clock weights.
(Here’s how cuckoo clock weights make pendulum clocks work, in case you’re curious. I was.)
4 jump rings
jewelry chain, at least 31 inches
fall necklace charms
Break your chain into one 14.5 inch length and one 16 inch length.
Attach a jump ring to the end of the 14.5 inch chain, and attach your lobster clasp with a jump ring to the end of the 16 inch chain.
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With a jump ring, attach one charm to the other end of each piece of chain. The charms I used have some weight to them, which helps this fairly long necklace hang properly.
Grab a single link from your leftover chain (the chain not currently part of the necklace).
Using this teenie weenie chain link like a jump ring, attach the two halves of your necklace together. I attached my necklace together 3 inches from the end of the shorter half of the necklace and 4.5 inches from the longer half of the necklace.
That’s it! I’m going to wear this little beauty all week. It’s subtle enough that it can go with something formal or informal, a work outfit or for a special (fall) occasion. What would you pair this with, outfit-wise?
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