As a disclaimer, this is not a beginner's project, it's probable more intermediate level - so if you aren't super crafty and love this look, you can buy a similar necklace online here for a third of the original price.
Here is the inspiration...
There are two ways you could approach this, I took the more accessible route. The first way is to order cabochons (gemstones) in the color of your choice and bezels (rim that encompasses a cabochons), but I wanted to use the beads I had.
Supplies (all found at any craft store): Flat, round beads and smaller round beads. Filigree pendants. Wire with stop at the bottom. Gold chain. Pliers. Jump rings.
First I prepared the beads. I used wire to create hooks on each end of the bead and I also glued the filigree pendants on the back of the beads. That is necessary so you can attach the dangling beads.
While the glue was drying I created the smaller beads. Thread the bead onto the wire with the stop and then use your pliers to create a hook on top. Cut off the excess.
Connect all of the beads together using jump rings. Start with the flat, round beads - a row of seven, a row of three and then one - then add the small round beads. Last, add the chain and a clasp.
The picture above shows what the back of the entire necklace looks like.
And here is the front!
And here it is on!
In total, I made this necklace for less than $20, which is a good deal! It did take a couple of hours to make, but I'm so happy with how it turned out and I really enjoyed the challenge.
Are there any statement necklaces on your wishlist right now?