For the steps, materials, and other nonsense, look after the break!
- One large and two small jump rings
- Jewelry pliers
- Semi-precious stone chips, preferably bought in strand form so they have holes!
- (Optional) Small charms w/associated jump rings
Now here comes the fun part: about 6 inches down from the large jump ring (or however far you want: once again, I'm estimating), you're going to want to cut through the chain. This is where you'll be attaching your first group of stones. Thread as many gemstone chips (in this case, turquoise) as you can onto one of the eyepins, allowing about a quarter of an inch on the end, or as much as you want. You're going to curl the straight end with the jewelry pliers, through the chain link, and then close it. Do the exact same thing to the other end, only as it already has a loop, you just have to open and close it again. Repeat as desired, on both chains. I ended up with 5 (total, on both chains) on the turquoise and silver necklace, and since I felt it was a little empty, I added a few leaf charms as well. The black and gold: 6 gemstone links, no charms. Oh, and you might have to bend them a little, if they're not exactly in the right place towards the bottom they can hang awkwardly.
I bought the chain at Michael's, the turquoise at Hobby Lobby, and the findings are from Wal-Mart. The charms I found on Etsy, right here.