I’m not really a superstitious person. I don’t have a lucky, well, anything, but that doesn’t stop me from loving the idea of lucky things, and especially the iconic symbol of good luck – the horseshoe. I’d love to tell you that this lucky horseshoe necklace will bring you lost money and new love, but even if it doesn’t, you’ll still look good while you’re living your regular luck life.
Lucky Horseshoe Necklace Materials Checklist:
Step 1: Cut four strands of chain in varying lengths, based on what will fit you and how long you want the necklace to be. My shortest chain measured 18″ long – which hit me just below my throat, and my longest chain measured 33″ long – which hit me mid chest. The middle two chains I cut in between those lengths so that they were all in regularly decreasing sizes. Lay them out so that the chains are centered and then scatter your horseshoe charms across them, positioning the charms so that they don’t line up but are peppered randomly throughout the chains. Use the wire cutters to snip the chains where you want a charm to hang.
Step 2: Open your jump rings by twisting them, not pulling them apart. This ensures that you don’t disrupt the shape of the ring and will be able to get it closed tightly again. If you pull the ends apart they’ll never close tightly enough to keep the chain from sliding out.
Step 3: Thread a chain on one side of the jump ring and a horseshoe charm on the other, then use the pliers to close them tightly.
Step 5: Use more jump rings to connect the ends of each chain to one of the holes on the clasp.
Your lucky horseshoe necklace is complete! Enjoy!
I’ve already worn this lucky horseshoe necklace on several occasions. It’s just the right amount of sparkle to wear with anything. Dress up jeans, dress down a skirt, and maybe if you cross your fingers this necklace will be lucky after all.
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Tresa is a writer, craft designer, and award winning activist whose work has been featured in publications as diverse as Better Homes and Gardens and Bitch Magazine. Tresa makes videos guiding you through projects and life at youtube.com/reesedixon, and blogs daily at her creative living blog, ReeseDixon.com, where she sets out to prove that creativity is powerful enough to make your life what you want it to be.