I do not crochet. I have failed to teach myself twice. So this is a bit of a cheats 'crochet' necklace. It takes hardly any time at all and involves NO CROCHET. It came about as a good way to utilise some left overs from my vintage crochet and linen cushions.
Here is what I did: Cut some nice circle shapes from old cotton doilies/table cloths, measured around my neck to where I wanted the necklace to sit and bought some cut to length chain from the local bead shop, as well as 2 swallow charms and 2 split rings (pics 1 & 2).
Arranged my little doily circles and simply stitched them together. A couple of stitches was all it took to join the doily circles to one another (pic 3).
I then stitched my swallow charms in place at the edge of the doilies, and then attached a split ring to each end of the chain and also to the outer edge of the doilies. That is all. Hurrah!