If you want to make an impact, one way is with a statement necklace.
These do what it says on the tin, allowing you to stand out from the crowd with a single piece of jewellery, plus depending on your choice of materials they can work well for day wear or an evening out.
They also offer a way to wear lots of beads – very on trend this spring – without weighing yourself down with multiple necklaces.
With this in mind, the first of our new series of distance learning tutorials teaches you all about making Beaded Statement Necklaces.
The tutorial by designer Gail Florio includes step by step instructions for three necklaces, one featuring chain and spikes, a multi-strand necklace and one featuring beaded clusters (all pictured here). All for just £4.