As promised, here is another installment of DIY BASICS. This time we are focusing on a little guide to the types of necklaces and the lengths that correspond to them.
Knowing where you want a necklace to fall on the body is an extremely important part of the design process. Certain necklace silhouettes only work at certain lengths. For instance: a bib necklace is always going to fall somewhere between 14 and 16 inches. It also helps you to determine which necklace length is appropriate to add a dangling pendant or tassel. Obviously a woman is not going to want a tassel or pendant hanging in between her cleavage so usually charm and pendant necklaces are reserved for shorter necklaces 18″ and under and necklaces with long tassels or long hanging pendants are reserved for necklaces 24″ and longer. Knowing this information before you start making a necklace is extremely valuable as it is one of the biggest rookie mistakes of jewelry design.
Have a look, familiarize yourself with the picture and bookmark or pin this page. This guide will be useful in the future when deciding how much chain or how many beads you will need for a necklace you are working on.
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