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« on: November 05, 2013 07:37:13 AM »

Hello! I just joined this community to ask my question.
I've got some ideas for DIY Christmas gifts this year, a novelty for me since all my other siblings are craft wizards and I've never found my niche. Well, find it I just may have!

One of my ideas is homemade necklaces, and one specifically includes a coin and a scrabble tile, with a hole drilled through each and jump rings attached before being looped onto a chain of some sort (ring chain? leather cord?). My question is, how can I rig this necklace to make it look not-dumb (lol)? I'm thinking that two charms of almost the same exact size would look very silly and not lay properly if they're side-by-side. Please correct me if I'm mistaken, I've never done this before so I really don't know!

This particular necklace is for a man, so if anyone has any suggestions to improve on it as well, let me know! Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013 07:33:31 PM »

Are they exactly side by side?  I think they may not hang right.  You may want to add an extra jump ring or two to one so that one dangles lower than the other, and that may help it look better, more dynamic.  Or a short bit of chain.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013 10:22:16 AM »

It can be difficult to make an even number (2 or 4, etc.) of charms look right.  I think the trick is to have them both attached at the same point instead of side-by-side.

you could put one charm at each end of the necklace chain/cord, then tie or clasp the necklace in front--like a lariat necklace. Maybe slide both ends through a large-hole bead before attaching the charms.  Actually, I would slide one bead onto the cord, then both ends through a second bead, then add the charms to the ends.  The extra bead will prevent the cord from slipping out of the large-hole bead.  A knot at center back of the cord would work as well.

or hang one from the necklace, then hang the second from the first.

or hang one from a short chain to make it longer, but hang the chain and the other charm from the same jumpring, so both are centered and the longer one hangs behind the shorter.

or use two of the smaller element and put them one on each side of the larger; when the  necklace is worn, the center element will hang lower than the others--or come up with a third different element to include.

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