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DIY: Puzzle Piece Necklace

 Puzzle Piece Necklace 
Last month was Autism Awareness Month, and that got me thinking about all sorts of puzzle inspired projects that I have been wanting to try. Now, I have to tell that I am by no means a jewelry designer or creator – in fact, that job in my family actually belongs to my hubby who is indeed a goldsmith! But that is one of the best things about this project – even if you have never tacked necklace making before, you can have this gift together in no time at all. And I would argue that it is pretty darn cute too!

Puzzle Piece Necklace


This project actually features some of my new favorite satin ribbon – 1” Double Faced Satin (Slate Blue –  HA-78-83). If you have not seen the new colors in this collection, you have to pop on over now. Everything from this awesome grey-blue to bright robin’s egg blue, green and teal – these colors have had me swooning for months now. And there really is a color to match almost any project in the blue/green family.

As for the rest of the project, it was as simple as punching two small holes in some puzzle pieces, and then topping them off with some Glossy Accents (I love this stuff)! I then attached the pieces together with some jump rings and my trusty pliers, and then added some ribbon clasps. If you don’t have ribbon clasps, the necklace looks just as great if you attach the ribbon to your jump rings by tying it on. I then added some coordinating 1” Double Faced Satin (Slate Blue –  HA-78-83) and I was all set.

Puzzle Piece Necklace

You can wear it long – like my little model chose to do (“Mommy, who are you making that for?” 😉 ) or short like a choker. Either way, it’s a fun and whimsical way to add a little something to your wardrobe!

Puzzle Piece Necklace

I hope you are inspired to use something a little “unconventional” in your next project! Thanks for stopping by!

By Karen Hanson


Other Supplies Used:

  • 5 small puzzle pieces
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small jump rings
  • 2 ribbon clasps


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