Our series “Get Crafty” gives you the inspiration for creating inventive DIY projects during the holidays and year-round. Lifestyle and floral expert Julie Mulligan teaches you how to make a pendant flower necklace with a little bit of “biker babe” flair.

The beauty of designing your own jewelry is that you can make it fit your unique personality or style — from soft and feminine to bold and dramatic. Even if your vibe is “biker babe,” there’s a piece of flower jewelry for you…like this pendant flower necklace!

Instructions for pendant flower necklace

add flower to necklace

1. Start with a corded single capiz shell necklace.

layered foliage

2. Layer multiple pieces of flat leaf foliage (such as eucalyptus) to create a round shape. Secure with uGlue® dashes.

add flower to leaves

3. Cut the stem off a single gerbera daisy, as close to the flower as possible. Make a glue dash in the center of the leaf foliage and press the flower down.

back of shell necklace

4. Attach the flower and foliage to the shell using uGlue®. I find that the flower sits better on the back of the shell than the front, so feel free to turn it over.

a photo of prom flowers: gerbera daisy necklace

Final step: Wear your custom jewelry at work, home, or around town, and wait for the compliments to roll in!


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the 1-800-Flowers.com brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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