DIY Pom Pom Necklace

The moment we saw designer Nicole Akong‘s dramatically colorful jewelry collection, Conquistadora, we were smitten. Honestly, what’s not to love about these ethnic and tribal inspired pom pom necklaces? And how can we resist figuring out how these beauties were made? With just a few feet of cording, trimming, and chain, we’ll show how you can DIY your own Akong-inspired necklace!

You’ll need:

Start by attaching the chain to the outer edge of the pom pom trim with the jump rings. If you are using cable chain, connect a jump ring through every other link. If you are using cable chain, connect a jump ring though each link.

Once the entire length of the chain is attached to the pom pom trim, thread the cord through each jump ring.

Pick up each end of the cord and the chain will naturally fall on top of the pom pom trim. Center the pom pom and chain portion. You’ll need to attach this portion to the cord to prevent it from sliding. Add another jump ring to the first link of the chain and pierce it through the cord. Do the same with the last link.

Your new pom pom necklace is finished!!

Experiment by adding more chain, attaching different sized jump rings or using a variety of colored cord! Have fun!

(top image from Style.com, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

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137 Comments

  1. Evelin wrote:

    I’ve been in ove with that collection as well – incredibly vibrant and fun!

    So of course I’m loving your DIY. And I feel I need to make something similar for myself as well 🙂

    5.24.11
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  2. Jaharn wrote:

    Wow, this is just beautiful. What a colourful necklace, I really love this! Xo

    5.24.11
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  3. Lucía wrote:

    LOVE this <3 Like always beautiful DIY

    5.24.11
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  4. Looks gorgeous, I wanna try it so much!!! 🙂

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

    5.24.11
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  5. Shelby wrote:

    SO cool… you guys are DIY-geniuses. Cannot wait to try this!! <3shelby

    http://www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

    5.24.11
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  6. What a piece! Straight to my to-do list!
    http://sausagejar.blogspot.com

    5.24.11
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  7. Awesome DIY! Turned out great!
    http://www.nydontleaveme.com

    5.24.11
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  8. amalie wrote:

    ohh, awesome DIY!
    x

    5.24.11
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  9. Jess wrote:

    This is awesome…and so easy.. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ it!!

    http://www.LIVINGandFASHION.blogspot.com

    5.24.11
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  10. Oh, this is so gorgeous! I love the inspiration jewellery and the resulting DIY project. I am enjoying textured jewellery. I recently DIY’d a felted wool necklace, so I might try this!

    http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-felted-bead-necklace.html

    5.24.11
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  11. Donatella wrote:

    stunning! I <3 the pompons and chain combination. her whole line is to die for (or… to diy for)

    5.24.11
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  12. Nomadic D wrote:

    Awesome! That is genius! Seriously, you guys always have the best diys, they’re always so inspiring! I want to run out and make not only this but a million other things too! You guys not only inspired my tie-dye experiment:

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/03/reverse-tie-dye-surprise.html

    but also indirectly my jewelry frame too:

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-jewelry-frame.html

    just because like I said, you make me want to DO things, MAKE things, CELEBRATE things…

    Yes, I’m a little enthusiastic. But what can I say, I love this blog!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    5.24.11
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  13. Jessie wrote:

    super chic! kind of love this DIY idea. Very interesting and cool. I love it.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

    5.24.11
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  14. absolutely devine!
    xx
    maya

    5.24.11
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  15. Elke wrote:

    What a great necklace- I’m going to try this one too- A while back I was so inspired by the rope bracelet with the s hook & I just finished making another version of it that has become a quick summer hit with friends- It’s posted today on my blog- byelke.com – Love your site!

    5.24.11
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  16. tasshia wrote:

    LOVE IT.
    I want one…
    Maybe three…

    5.24.11
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  17. Cloé wrote:

    Love ! So cool 🙂

    5.24.11
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  18. how freakin cool!!!!

    5.24.11
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  19. Kelly wrote:

    Love it! Awesome DIY, thanks for sharing!

    5.24.11
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  20. Jene' wrote:

    I need to make these!

    5.24.11
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  21. salima wrote:

    Waouuuu love it !!

    5.24.11
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  22. What a cute idea. I love all of the colors. I may just have to try this. 🙂

    http://thedailytiara.com

    5.24.11
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  23. Rose wrote:

    Aaw beautiful! Loving the bright colour combos 🙂

    5.24.11
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  24. Anna wrote:

    WOW~ These are sooo adorable!! I just have make one ♥ Thanks for the post!!

    5.24.11
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  25. winnie wrote:

    i love all your DIYs. This one is amazing! Great colour combo you chose – it looks very professional.

    -Winnie
    http://winniereally.blogspot.com

    5.24.11
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  26. what a fun necklace! You have some really great DIY’s

    theArtofbeingFashionable

    5.24.11
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  27. {gemmifer} wrote:

    Every time–EVERY time–you post a new jewelry DIY I am in LOVE!

    5.24.11
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  28. Such a great project, these necklaces turned out amazing! Wonderful ideas.

    http://badjoan.blogspot.com/

    5.24.11
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  29. Grace wrote:

    How fabulous! Will definitely be dropping by the dollar store for some new materials tomorrow!
    I’m so excited to make this!

    http://dream-boating.blogspot.com/

    5.24.11
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  30. soffisingles wrote:
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  31. Michelle wrote:

    Looks amazing- you guys are just so clever!!
    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

    5.24.11
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  32. oh, wow! so simple to make & so nice! thnx for posting this. x

    5.25.11
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  33. poet wrote:

    What’s not to love:
    1) their name, trivializing the harm done by the actual conquistadores way back in history, after-effects of which still plague Latin America
    2) their description as “ethnic” / “tribal”, flawed by cultural appropriation and a generally euro/anglo-american-centric view of the world

    They are very pretty though, and DIYing them is really a good idea!

    5.25.11
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  34. Thank you for sharing! I am in love! Going to buy materials tomorrow!!

    5.25.11
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  35. STEFANIE wrote:

    I don’t know where you ladies keep getting your inspiration from, but this is superb, as usual :)!

    5.25.11
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  36. Amanda wrote:

    This is amazing! You guys are so inspiring and I’ve completed many of your DIY projects! Keep up the great work!!!

    -Amanda
    http://www.amandasphotogarden.blogspot.com

    5.25.11
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  37. Franzi wrote:

    Wow, as always I love your DIY projects and I’ll definitely be trying this one out.
    Love the blog!!!!

    Franzi
    xx

    http://franzistylenomad.wordpress.com/

    5.26.11
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  38. gorgeous! i will be trying it!

    5.26.11
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  39. Joni Aquino wrote:

    I love the colors you chose!

    5.26.11
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  40. Rachel wrote:

    I have never made jewelry before, but I am totally going to make myself one of those. Your instructions are fabulous!!

    5.26.11
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  41. 1129design wrote:

    another great tutorial: I love you girls!!!!! I re-blogged here http://1129designorecchinigioielli.blogspot.com/2011/05/per-le-conquistatrici-ecco-il-tutorial.html
    as usual, if you mind, just send me a note and I will cancel
    peace&love
    nicoletta

    5.27.11
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  42. zori wrote:

    thank you so much for the great idea, I am going to made one for myself very soon

    http://www.gossipstyleblog.com

    5.28.11
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  43. Jess wrote:

    I’ve bookmarked this page. I HAVE TO make this!

    http://www.wangsfactory.blogspot.com

    6.1.11
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  44. Katia wrote:

    I love this! Saving it to desktop right now and I’m trying it asap! Thank you!

    6.3.11
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  45. Caroline wrote:

    I just made this!!! I am in LOVE!!! Thank you so much!! I like exclamation points!!! Pics of it on my Tumblr tomorrow. Great tutorial. <3 hugs

    6.21.11
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  46. Gabby wrote:

    I’m always so inspired by these DIYs! But quick question, where do I buy these materials? Does it require many stops at different stores for all the materials, considering there is a mix of hardwear, fabric, and art supplies, or is there one store where I can buy it all? Thanks!

    7.3.11
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  47. Emily wrote:

    Just made my own blue and green one and I love it! Took ages but so worth it. Click link for photo…

    7.9.11
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  48. Angel wrote:

    talented! talented! talented! so amazing!!!

    7.20.11
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  49. Fashion wrote:

    Very nice, I like the colours!!

    7.28.11
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  50. Aida wrote:

    Esto es una pasada. Enhorabuena por todo.

    8.31.11
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  51. So beautiful!!!! Now I’ll try to make this myself 🙂 great !!!

    9.27.11
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  52. The Frenchie wrote:

    Hello ! I am French and I am 12 years old . I’m crazy about this blog !!Sorry, I don’t speak English very well 😉 ! But in English class I work wel… What’ else ? I love I love I love I love I love this blog ! <3 !
    The ends :p !!!

    11.8.11
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  53. Paty wrote:

    Since I first laid eyes on the pom pom necklaces on anthroplogie.com, I became obsessed with the idea of pom pom necklaces! They are way out of my price range, but with this tutorial, I feel I can give it a shot and make my own. I’ve never made my own necklace, but I am up for the challenge! I’m so excited about all the colorful combinations that I can make! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    11.26.11
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  54. Just made this, used a combo of big and tiny pom pom braid. Pleased with the results! Just one thing – I had to buy a smaller than 6mm braid as I found it wouldn’t thread through the jump rings. Also, does anyone know of a good way of sealing the pom pom trim, as it seems a bit messy at the moment? Keep up the good work, these tutorials are awesome.

    12.4.11
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  55. Nia wrote:

    All of this DIY jewlery has inspired me to make jewlery on the side. 🙂

    12.22.11
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  56. HonestlyWTF we think you’re clever ! Who doesn’t love a pom-pom

    2.9.12
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  57. yvette wrote:

    Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

    2.23.12
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  58. Pom poms are so adorable. Very bright and colourful! 🙂

    3.20.12
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  59. Merel wrote:

    Hey
    I made a necklace DIY roundup a while ago.
    I featured your DIY in it.
    And I forgot to tell you (so sorry)
    Better late than never.
    If you aren’t okay with it, please tell me.

    http://birdsandkittens.blogspot.nl/2012/06/diy-roundup-necklaces.html

    Please check it out!

    9.2.12
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  60. Nita... wrote:

    wawww.. krenn
    kreatiff..

    11.25.12
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  61. Adelia wrote:

    Hi, thanks for sharing! Its really very beautiful!!! As my English is not so good, can you tell me please what is cable chain? Because the same name is two times. Thanks for the explanation.

    12.13.12
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  62. Monera wrote:

    Noise

    6.2.13
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  63. Monera wrote:
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  64. Celeste wrote:

    Hey there,
    I’m dying to make your necklace, but can you tell me which size of nylon cord to buy? I’m trying to find the right thing on eBay but am having no luck. Please do reply, I really want to make it!
    Thanks,

    9.27.13
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  65. Celeste wrote:

    I should’ve mentioned.. You can e-mail me your reply at celflo@hotmail.co.uk if that’s more convenient. 🙂 Thanks!

    9.27.13
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  66. Very nice, it is beautiful ,good jewelry http://www.stainlesssteeljewelrycn.com

    10.20.13
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  67. Naomi Prinsloo wrote:

    I love the India inspired pom-pom necklace!!I would like to ask your permission if my class can use this pom-pom necklace in one of our jewelry-making classes in Dragonfly Designs (http://www.jewelrybydfly.com). Our students are kids from age 5 to 17. 🙂 And I know they will simply love your creations! We will check out your other creations too! Thanks for sharing!

    10.25.13
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  68. Jarl Moe wrote:

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for Jarl
    Moe

    6.5.14
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  69. Kelly wrote:

    This is so fun!!! I love the pop of color!
    http://www.handmadebykelly.com

    8.19.14
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  71. I LOVE pom pom jewellery! Just did my first pom pom necklace DIY tutorial for my blog! 🙂 http://hapinesswherever.com/2016/07/4633/

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