Hey friends! This project has been on my to-do list for quite a while now. This easy DIY dandelion seed necklace only requires a little bit of glue and basic jewelry skills, making it a great beginner jewelry project. If you’re the type to see wishes rather than weeds when you look at dandelions – this DIY necklace is perfect for you!
My kids bring me dandelions all. the. time. And I don’t mind it a bit! We have always blown wishes on dandelion puffs (it’s just what you do, right??), and I am so happy to turn one of these gifted dandelions into a permanent reminder of my kids while they’re still this age. Much better than the poor withered flower!! It only took me a quick shopping trip on Amazon to find everything I needed to make today’s easy DIY project. I’ll include affiliate links below (and as always, shopping through my links helps support me and my family with the commission I get, at no cost to you).
Supplies needed to make a DIY dandelion seed necklace:
- 2mm chain – between 24-28 inches
- 2 – 5mm jump rings
- 12mm lobster clasp
- 16mm glass globes with bail
- E6000 (or other heavy duty adhesive)
- Chain nose pliers
- Flush cutters
- Dandelion seed(s)
Begin by putting your dandelion seed inside the glass globe. You may want to use a toothpick to gently push the wispy part through the mouth of the globe.
Next, apply heavy duty adhesive (I use E6000) to the bail of the globe. Be sure to focus on the edges. The center can have glue, but it won’t attach to anything, so applying it mainly around the outer edge of the bail is key. The globe should dry for at least 8 hours before trying to wear it or gift it, although it will be stuck firmly enough within 10-15 minutes to set the globe on its side, if you need to.
Next, cut a 24-28 inch length of chain. I like using 28 inches for these long necklaces, but it depends on your preferences, including your height or size. Thread the chain through the bail on top of the globe. (If you find that your chain won’t feed easily through the bail, attach a 6mm or larger jump ring to the bail and thread the chain through that instead.) At one end of your chain, attach a lobster clasp with a small jump ring. Be sure to twist jump rings open rather than pulling them apart! They twist closed again much more easily. On the opposite end of the chain, attach just a jump ring to complete your clasp.
Once your necklace is dry, it’s ready for wear or for gifting! I just love how mine turned out, and it’s extra special to me because my kids brought me a dandelion puff to make a wish on. It’s like carrying my wish around with me every time I wear it.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY dandelion seed necklace, and I’ll see you all again soon!