DIY Chunky Statement Necklace Inspired by Tom Binns

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All necklaces shown : Tom Binns Designs

Here’s What You’ll Need…


* A variety of vintage necklaces {find them at thrift shops & ebay}
* Chain
* Transparent nylon thread or jewelry wire
* Safety pins {optional}
* Needle nose pliers {or beading pliers}


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* Click Here to See how I wore it *

Other Options

* Safety pins + spray painted for color
* Ribbons


Have Fun!

Find all my DIYs here!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jaime

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Brilliant as always! I want to make one for sure 🙂

  • Jill

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    This is regarding “Reflection”…don’t act too womanly. It’s great fun being a girl. I’m 41…oh god, I can hardly believe it! I act like an 8 year old some days and a 16 year old on the others. Sometimes I can hardly believe that I have my own company and people actually let me “run” stuff. You are a darling chica! Don’t forget it!

  • Mrs. Priss

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Loving this! I was just looking at another DIY on this type of thing (not as cute as yours, by the way) and am just about to take a trip to Michael’s on my lunch for supplies. 🙂

  • Leigh

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    I want that!!! Awww you never cease to amaze me, gorgeous!

  • Meaghan

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    aw really pretty I WANT one lol. I might have to search for some necklaces to turn into one fabulous one.

  • Sal

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Amazing! I’ve got bunches of vintage necklaces languishing … might have to give this one a whirl.

  • Children of the 90s

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    I’m always so envious of your craftiness! Looks fabulous!

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    this is such a great way to dress something simple up, love it.

  • TeeTee

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    so pretty!

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    you blow my mind! that turned out gorgeous. i must be retarded because i never get how you did it!

  • The Seeker

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    OMG Awesome!!!!! You’re a master of DIY!!!!!
    I love those necklaces!!!!


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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    oh my gosh, i’m such a fan of yours! i love your diys!

  • Belle de Ville

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Great demonstration…even I could make one of these!
    Also, I love the idea of DIY for this kind of fashion jewelry. Don’t go out and spend $500 and up for costume jewelry. Save your jewelry money for classic fine jewelry (preferably estate jewelry from that you will wear for much more than one season.

  • Marbella Jewelry Designs

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    great necklace, you rock!

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    WOW amazing job this time again!!

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE this!!!!

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Really nice!!!!

  • Annie

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    how awesome!!
    you are so creative!
    i want a million necklaces meshed into one…even though my neck might be sore at the end of the day 😉

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    So beautiful, I love the idea….so inspiring!

  • Salon Mystique

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Great post! I liked it so much that I tweeted it. I am definitely going to try this out soon , your necklace turned out beautiful!

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    very awesome! this necklace is effing badass!

  • Jacqueline

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Genius! The necklace you made looks gorgeous.

  • Monique

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    I like yours better than the example ones! As for the reflections post, I am about to turn 30. I’m thinking “is my life what I wanted it to be at this point?” What did I really even want for this age? My sister in law is turning 30 too and she was bragging about how this is exactly where she wanted to be at 30. That is what got me thinking about my age and if I’m happy. Do I have everything I want? Hell no. I don’t have a house, I’m stuck in the corporate grind and have a failing small business, but life is still good and when I don’t think about all of the things I don’t have I am generally happy. Count your blessings and don’t ever grow up if you don’t have to.

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    love love love love!
    they look amazing.

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    What a great, easy idea! I’m going to have to try it!

  • Mrs.Zeus

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    AWESOME! You’re the QUEEN of DIY!
    I love it!

  • drollgirl

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    oh how i love tom binns jewelry! and your version is just gorgeous! love it! YAYUH!~

  • Iva

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    you do such magnificent work!!! you are so talented! I love it!

  • Dream Sequins

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    Fab! I did this DIY once– and I guess I needed more necklaces in the tangled mix, because it looked a wee scraggly around my neck. I think I’ll add more ribbons and pearls and rhinestones. More bling, baby!

  • Millie

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    This is so cute! You did a fantastic job. You have such good ideas.


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    Can’t wait for your book signing one day…should compile all your fab DIY projects darling! ~Hopeful*

  • Pretty Little World

    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    I love these necklaces! Yours is just gorgeous!

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    October 5, 2009 | Reply

    it turned out so beautiful….you lucked out finding such great vintage pieces!

  • Becky McCord

    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Awesome! Love it! Love the combo with the pearls. Just makes it.

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Oh, I love it!

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    That’s gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    BRILLIANT. I say this every time (I know) but I can’t help it!! I’m definitely doing this one (I say that every time too)!!!

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    You are the DIY QUEEN!

  • JustGwen

    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Absolutely BRILLIANT!
    Love the necklaces! Is it possible to buy one?


  • Sher

    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Another awesome idea! You have patience. I’m just going to layer 😉

  • Savvy Gal

    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    super snazzy. i am running into these big bold statement necklaces all the time. It will dress up any outfit.

  • Tiffany

    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    so gorgeous!! i love the necklaces that you paired together, especially that you added pearls in there.

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Yet another great DIY – thanks for this!

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Terrific job on the necklace! Love it! and that white t-shirt dress you created is amazing!! xoxo

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    You are one talented woman!!
    I love your DIY’S.
    I haven’t tried any out myself yet, but this one is definitely at the top of my list!

    It’s gorgeous!!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful week too!


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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Love it. Actually, I love yours better than his. And yours is much cheaper. And more unique. Win-win.

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    OMG, I love these necklaces. You are too talented!

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    Soooo pretty! Nice work.

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    I features this on my blog

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    October 6, 2009 | Reply

    looks good!

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    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    Excellent tutorial as usual. I am doing a blog series on vintage jewelry and will definitely link to this!

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    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    Or you could just sell them and we could buy them? ah ha ha. Fab of course!!

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    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    Excellent necklace tutorial. I love the idea of adding in some old rhinestone necklaces for extra glam.

  • Ana Cristina

    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    I´m in love!!!!!!
    I did some necklaces here in Brazil they are in my site to anyone buy. Bui here they are not so volumous because it´s very hot….But i´ll do one for me like yours!
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  • Kristin

    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    I think you are probably one of the most creative people in this world. Your ideas are amazing, and the results even more so. Great necklace, I’ll have to attempt this one day!

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    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    October 7, 2009 | Reply

    that is fantastic! I did my version on my blog, thanks a lot for inspiration 😀

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    October 8, 2009 | Reply

    oh wow, thanks so much for the inspiration! <3

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    October 15, 2009 | Reply

    Um… this is FABULOUS!!!!

    Can you please please just make me one and I pay you a small fortune?!!!!!!!

    I would die for this!!!!

    It is BAH-AN-ANAS!!!!!!!


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    March 11, 2010 | Reply

    Simply GORGEOUS!! I am in love with this necklace, and will now be on the lookout for similar necklaces to put together while I’m out.

    I’ve also featured this on my website today, so feel free to grab an “I’ve been featured” badge!

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    March 27, 2010 | Reply

    As a 19 year old, whose jewelry consists of cheap and colourful plastic and stone beads, I’m definitely going to try to make this. Pretty, pretty pretty! Now my only problem is coming up with an outfit to go with it. =)

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    May 13, 2010 | Reply

    What a beautiful accessories, fabulous! The necklace is like the one that I found in the antique auctions online, both are gorgeous and lovely.

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    I am an 19 year old girl from India and your blog with all its amazing diys is just fabulous …I spend hours staring at pictures of the beautiful jewelry and clothes diyed by you, hoping that one day I will actually be inspired enough to track down materials locally and create them for myself. I especially adore the Tom Binns necklace diy. After I was bitten by the diy bug a few years ago, I’d spend hours looking for diy projects but most blogs had the same stuff…when I found yours my search ended. I just wish there were more creative diy blogs like yours on the internet.

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