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How To Make Jewelry: Necklace Lengths
When it comes to making a necklace, one of the decisions you’ll want to make is how long do you want the necklace to be. There are some standards lengths. A necklace that is 30 inches to 34 inches long is called “Opera Length.” A necklace that is 22 inches to 24 inches (give or take a few inches) is called “Matinee Length.” A necklace that is 16 inches to 18 inches long is called “Princess Length.” Princess length sits up pretty high on the neck and can be worn with dresses and uncollared tops.
Another way to decide on the necklace length is to use a tape measure. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and “wear” it like a necklace. It can help to look in a mirror. Touch the end of the tape measure to the place on the tape measure that seems like the right length and write it down. Then make your necklace that length!
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