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DIY: Chevron Trio Necklace

Chevron, suede, studs, metallic…these are a few of my favorite things. I love statement designs that are bold and simple. This project uses scrap leather and a few embellishments to create an eye-catching necklace. Follow along with the tutorial below: 


  • Scrap suede 
  • Leather hole punch
  • 1-inch bugle beads (I used Darice Bugle Beads in Silver-Lined Silver)
  • Flat-back pyramid studs/beads (9)
  • 6mm Jump Rings (4)
  • 10mm Jump Ring (1)
  • 12mm Jump Ring (1)
  • Jewelry clasp
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Chalk pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Jewelry pliers 
  • Thick Chain
  • Fabric Scissors & Craft Scissors
  • Fabric Glue
  • Ruler

*** Only 3 are shown here. Initially, I was only going to use one stud on each chevron, but decided to add more for a fuller look. I ended up using 9 studs in total.

1) Template: On the scrap cardboard, draw a rectangle measuring 1.5 inches x 2 inches (3.81 x 5.08 centimeters). Mark the half way point (3/4 inch or 1.9 centimeters from the corner) along the bottom line.

2) From the half way point, draw 1 inch (2.54 centimeter) diagonal lines to the outer edges.

3) Trace the template onto the suede with a chalk pencil.

4) With the fabric scissors, cut out the suede piece.

5) Adhere two slanted rows of bugle beads. To be safe, play around with the placement before applying the glue.


Your pendant will look a little something like this. If needed, you can trim the bottom diagonal edges to line up better with the beads.
5) Glue the pyramid studs into the top crevice of the bugle beads. You can also add a thin layer of fabric glue on top of the bugle beads to further lock them in.


6) Using the template, cut out two more suede pieces. Trim away about 1/2 inch from the top to make them slightly smaller than the original.

7) Glue two slanted rows of bugle beads to each piece.

8) Glue on the pyramid studs. Leave everything dry completely.

The first/bigger segment will be in the center.

9) Using the leather hole puncher, create a hole in each top corner of each piece.

Tip: Don’t punch the hole too close to the edge, otherwise it may rip!



10) Using two 6mm jump rings, attach the smaller pieces to the bigger segment.


11) Using the last two 6mm jump rings, attach a strand of chain to each side. The length is up to you; each of my strands measured 7 inches/17.78 centimeters.

And you’re all done.


Tutorial Photos: Kirsten Nunez for Studs & Pearls

Street Style PhotosHaruka Sakaguchi (The Denizen Co.) for Studs & Pearls
xx K