Minimalist Jewelry Making: Chevron Wire Necklace DIY

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Finished Chevron Wire Necklace project

I’ve never been one to say no to a good statement piece. Neon coral leather jackets, metallic jeans, chunky vintage earrings — you name it. Over the past few years, however, I have learned to appreciate the chic nature of the minimalist jewelry trend. These types of pieces are especially handy when you’re wearing head-turning clothing, but still want to accessorize without overdoing it. With just a few basic supplies, you can make a dainty chevron necklace that is perfect for layering or simply wearing alone.

Supplies for Chevron Wire Necklace DIY


– Chain
– Jewelry wire (20 gauge)
– Pair of jewelry clasps
– 8mm jump rings (4)
– 10mm jump rings (2)
– 3-in-1 jewelry pliers

3 pieces of wire measuring one and a half inches each

1. Using the cutting portion of the pliers, cut 3 pieces of wire each measuring 1.5 inches (3.81 centimeters).

Using jewelry pliers to create a loop at the end of a piece of wire

2. At the end of one strand, create a loop using the round-nosed portion of the pliers.

Use jewelry pliers to create bend wire

3. Repeat at the opposite end.

Wire bent in half to create a chevron shape

Wire bent in half to create a chevron shape

4. Bend the wire piece in half, creating a pointed bottom.

Three chevron wire shapes

5. Repeat with the remaining wire pieces.

Handmade chevron wire pendant

6. Use two 8mm jump rings to connect the three wire components. This will result in a completed chevron pendant.

Finished chevron wire pendant connected to chain

7. Connect a 7-8 inch (17.78 – 20.32 centimeters) strand of chain to each side of the chevron wire pendant using the remaining two 8mm jump rings.

Jewelry clasps attached to chain

8. Connect the jewelry clasp to the opposite ends of the chain.

Finished Chevron Wire Necklace project

And just like that, you have a dainty chevron necklace.

Single chevron version necklace

If you’re a major minimalist, you can even just use one wire component for an extremely simple necklace.

Chevron Necklace layered with additional necklaces

The simple vibe of the necklace will allow you to mix and match this accessory with practically every piece you own. Layer it on with other simple necklaces, or wear it alone for a look that’s clean and chic.

Finished Chevron Wire Necklace DIY project

Photo credits: Kirsten Nunez

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