DIY | STATEMENT GEM NECKLACE

9.17.2013
I am a big fan of statement necklaces. I love how they can elevate an outfit to the next level, especially when worn with very basic pieces like a white t-shirt and jeans. I made this project with the intention of wearing it to NYFW, and has fast become my favorite DIY of this year. You can check out how I styled it: here. Full tutorial after the break...
Materials: 
- rhinestones (similar here and here)
- chunky chain
- 12 jump rings
- lobster claw
e6000 adhesive
- BBQ stick
- clear vinyl
- awl (optional)

Steps:
1. Layout your rhinestone designs onto the clear vinyl.  I made 5 small clusters, and left ample space between them.
2. Using a BBQ stick and e6000, glue each rhinestone onto the clear vinyl.
3. Cut out each rhinestone cluster with a small rectangular 1/4" tab at the top (as photo'ed).
4.  Poke two hole (like photo) with an awl or the BBQ stick.
5. Cut the chunky chain to your desired length. Add jump rings to the holes you pierced in step 4, then attach the rhinestone clusters to the chain.
6. Add a jump ring to both ends of the chain.  Then, add a lobster claw to one of these jump rings.

 First photo via Scrapsofmylove.tumblr.com

25 comments:

Charlotte said...

Wow you're soooo talented!! This necklace looks amazing !

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Samantha Baldwin said...

Fabulous. I would have never guessed clear vinyl as the base. Also your design is great, making the center one larger, the mix of clear and green, etc. etc. Great DIY version of an awesome trend.

graceatwood said...

Freaking out Aimee, this is SO GOOD!!!!

Sherrie said...

Ahh! So amazing!

Dora said...

This is such a cool idea! Love

Krista Palmer Preece said...

This is such a lovely item x
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Elizabeth Nwansi said...

Gorgeous, I love that you DIY'd that. The color is so great for Fall

x

Liz
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Madeline Veloria said...

Stunning!! I'm a huge fan of big jewels :P. I love that you used emerald!

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Sara Strauss said...

Gorgeous necklace!
~Sara

Alecia Zasiebida said...

this DIY is legit! love love it!


xx Alecia

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

damn this is good. haha. I love your DIY generally anyway but this one looks soooo amazing. I even feel like I could pull it off! Maybe...haha. Things always seem like a good idea and then when I do it, something always goes a little off. haha

xo,

nancy

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Vanessa said...

this looks fabulous!

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Arlynel said...

When I first saw this in your NYFW outfit post, I seriously thought you had bought that necklace from one of those crazy pricy stores! Would've never guessed it was a DIY, I want this!! Would totally buy <3

Cathleen said...

Lovely necklace!

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Nat @ Made in Home said...

So pretty!

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Allie said...

Love this necklace! I have tons of rhinestones laying around, think I'm going to make one. Great DIY!!

Julieta said...

This is so beautiful!!!!! I love statement necklaces, and glueing the rhinestones to plastic is a great way to make them, thanks for sharing ;D

Nymphashion said...

I wish I had your talent but I'm a mess with DIYs :(

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Vanessa said...

Whoa, this necklace looked so complicated but now that I've seen how you do it, not so hard! Genius idea :) Keep up the good work!


xoxo


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fang ting ashley said...

So genius to think of sticking everything on vinyl, makes things so easy! And the outcome is fabulous!

Fang Ting

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Dana said...

this is the coolest idea ever!!! I need to try it immediately!


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Irwin Nenneo said...

Really clever idea and outstanding result! Love it

Pame Design said...

Love the colors!!

Kate said...

How clever! Amazing colours!!

Kate

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ndlrie said...

Love them all!!

Thanks for sharing...

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