Make a Gold Hoop Necklace? Challenge Accepted

Make a Gold Hoop Necklace? Challenge Accepted

“Hey Alex, want to participate in a Blog Hop where everyone makes a Gold Project?”


I mean how hard could it be right?  Create a fun project to match our Giveaway using Gold as the main theme.

Yeah. One big, huge, massive problem.

I don’t like the colour gold.

I don’t own a single piece of gold anything. Furniture, art, picture frames, dinnerware, jewelry and not even a bottle of Goldschläger.  This is because for as long as I can remember the whole gold thing brings me visions of Donald Trump’s apartment and the word ostentatious doesn’t even begin to describe it. Just Google Donald Trump Gold Apartment and tell me which image had you staring at it the longest.

The gold decor resurgence hit the blogging and design world like a tornado awhile back and no matter what I saw I would always correlate it with glitter and sparkles and that led me to Christmas. And I love Christmas. Just not in May. Oh wait I stand corrected, I do have something in gold in our home. The Christmas ornaments for one of our trees.

Silver, Platinum, Titanium, Steel, Cement, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and hell yes to Copper a million times. Gold? With the exception of rose gold, I literally couldn’t find a thing around here. Until I did.

Awhile back I picked up a giant bag of faux gold plated and steel rings from a thrift store with the thought that maybe they’d be useful for a craft down the line.

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I thought surely I can turn these into a simple but chic (and I am not a person who uses the word chic) necklace and prove to myself that I can like gold.

Now I don’t wear a lot of jewelry but I am always looking for a new necklace pendants as I like to wear layered necklaces. Simple ones however, nothing Donald exorbitant.

So it went like this. Found some eyelets and old scrap faux leather, which used to be a really ugly purse I found at the Salvation Army but then I cut up for it’s fabric.

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making a gold hoop necklace - northstory step 2 (2)

Put them together and added a gold chain…

making a gold hoop necklace - northstory step 2

And I got myself this.

A simple yet rustic gold hoop necklace.

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And then I made it a friend.

DIY Gold Necklace -

For the double hoop one, it’s as simple as taking a gold jump ring and putting 2 hoops in it. Then adding another jump ring through the jump ring holding the 2 hoops.

This helps to create that cascading effect.

Now before you’re all “How am I supposed to make one of these if I can’t find hoops at the thrift store?”, stores like the Dollar Tree and Michael’s carry these hoops/rings all the time.

Gold Hoop Necklaces -

Gold Hoop Necklace -

You know what’s even better than gold hoop necklaces?

Winning a Pot of Gold.

Well, almost like one. How about $300 in PayPal Cash to spend as you’d like? Maybe you can buy yourself a real gold necklace with that loot.

Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Contest is open worldwide and runs from March 10th to March 17th.

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And get more “golden” inspiration from these 14 other talented ladies:

Love That Gold- 15 Golden Projects to Inspire

From left to right, they are:

DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Coffee Recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
“Mommy Loves Me” Heat-Transfer Onesie by It Happens In A Blink
How To Take Pictures During The “Golden Hour” by Lindsay Faber Photography
Gold-Dipped Tear Drop Earrings by Happy Go Lucky
Gold Lettered Vintage Plates by The Sweet Escape
DIY Gold and Silver Key Fob by 4 You With Love
“Don’t Miss The Colours of the Rainbow” Printable by Clean and Scentsible
Gold Dipped Kitchen Utensils by Echoes of Laughter
Golden Pencils by The DIY Dreamer
Gold Speckled Eggs by Craftberry Bush
Gold Circle Pendants by northstory
Kate Spade-inspired Coasters by Suburble
Gold-and-Black Layered Bracelet by Happy Hour Projects
Vintage Key Art by Satori Design for Living
Gold Bowties by Fynes Designs

 DIY Gold Hoop & Leather neckace and Double Gold Hoop Necklace -