DIY: Sparkly Blossom Necklace

A couple weeks ago, Alicia instagrammed the coolest necklace, wanting to DIY it.  It took a little bit of thought, and if we are being honest, the project is definitely not the easiest to complete, but I have to say… I am obsessed with the results.  If you follow the below tutorial, and have a little bit of patience, I promise… you can do this one.  It just takes a bit more work than your average DIY.  There are also a lot of materials involved, but I link to where to buy every single supply below.  I love this necklace as it mixes up such different elements – tough climbing rope, glitzy sparkle, and feminine roses.  It’s one of those fun pieces you’ll reach for again and again as it truly makes your outfit.

After the tutorial be sure to pop over to Alicia’s blog to see how she styled the necklace.  She has the greatest personal style!

Materials / Where to Buy:  6 20mm Rosebud Charms (if you can’t find charms, I recommend gluing these cabochons to these bezel pendants with E6000 glue to make your own.)  // Approximately 24 inches of 3mm Accessory Cord // About 2 yards 1/4″ satin ribbon // 16-18″ gold chain // 8-10″ 6mm rhinestone chain.  This is a tough one to find – I recommend M&J Trimming if you live in New York City, otherwise Ebay!  // About 2 yards of hot pink Chinese Knotting Cord // 1 Large Lobster Clasp // 2 Large (10mm) Jump Rings // Pliers // Wire Nippers

And voila!  Get ready to make a statement.

(Step 10/11 is a little bit tricky as you have to  really open up the loop on the charm very wide to get the charm onto the crystal chain.)

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  1. Andrea says 8.8.12

    This necklace looks awesome!! Definitely worth the effort!
    xo Andrea

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      thank you so much, Andrea!

  2. Candy says 8.8.12

    If I could have a jewelry closet of all the DIY necklaces you’ve made this year, I would be in heaven.  Makes total sense that you are as successful as you are…you are too talented 🙂

    xoxo
    Candy
    http://www.tayloranddemolish.com

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Aw, Candy, you are too kind! Thank you!

  3. The Avg Girl Guide says 8.8.12

    This is 100 percent my favorite one yet! I am totally in love. What a fun day of crafting. Lexi of Glitter & Pearls and I are saying we need to have our own DIY day in Florida. 

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Aw, thanks, Alyson! I hope you and Lexi have your crafts day – would be so fun!!

  4. rita mehta says 8.8.12

    wow.. this is impressive! also, i loved your feature today on vmacandcheese! or, stefan’s feature, i should say! 

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Aw, thank you Rita! I loved V’s feature… it was so much fun!!!

  5. You gals have definitely inspired me – I tore out a picture from a magazine of a necklace I’m wanting to try recreating…wish you lived closer so you could help me brainstorm!! 🙂

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Yay! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!!!

  6. Christine says 8.8.12

    YAYYYY! It turned out so good. Great job ladies : )

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thanks, lady! So much fun making this one. Excited for our DIY date.

  7. Looks lovely Grace! great combination of materials. xo

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      thanks, Erin! xx

  8. Denise Atwood says 8.8.12

    I love it, you are amazing!

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      aw, thanks Mom! xox

  9. This is amazing!!! 

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Get AJ to make one!

  10. Dana Brown says 8.8.12

    How much did it cost for materials?

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      I had a lot of the materials already, but I’d estimate that it cost about $30-$40 to make? The original sold for $100. 🙂

  11. Jessica says 8.8.12

    I adore how this turned out! Patience was definitely worth it! 

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thanks, Jessica!!

  12. Viviana Carmona says 8.8.12

    It looks amazing!

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thanks, Viv! x

  13. RadMagicLove says 8.8.12

    Very cute! love how you incorporated the paracord 

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      thanks!!

  14. This is so pretty and makes quite the statement — I love that pink!

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thank you so much!!

  15. honeymyheart says 8.9.12

    such a great necklace and diy! the colors are perfect.

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thanks!!

  16. MessyCharlie says 8.9.12

    So pretty! Love the combination of materials.

    http://amesstobemadex.wordpress.com/

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thank you!

  17. guler kaya says 8.9.12

    great!

    my diy neclace ——> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspiration-zara-necklace.html

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thanks Guler! Love how your necklace turned out!!

  18. Nicole Levine says 8.10.12

    this seriously came out so good…you guys rocked it! x

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      thanks lady! xox

  19. MegA says 8.10.12

    This is so beautiful! I am new to DIY jewelry, but this just might have to be my first. Would you say that buying materials on ebay is cheaper than at craft stores? just curious 🙂

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      It really just depends… I do a lot of comparison shopping! The rhinestone chain was def cheaper on ebay.

      • MegA says 8.10.12

        Thanks!  What size knotting cord did you use? .4mm?  And how much of the gold chain did you use? It says 2 yards, but I can’t imagine using 6 feet of gold chain for this – I have a feeling I’m reading it wrong. 🙂 🙂  Thanks in advance for helping a novice 😉

        • graceatwood says 8.10.12

          Hi Meg! I’m not positive of the size… it was very narrow so .4mm sounds about right! I linked to the exact cord I used, so whichever that is. I used about 16″ of gold chain, but you can use more or less depending on how long you want the necklace to be. I think you may have read the post wrong… I said 16-18″ of chain, and 2 yards of knotting cord, and 2 yards of ribbon! Hope that helps clear things up. I hope you try the project!!

          • MegA says 8.11.12

            That helps a lot!!  Thank you 🙂

  20. Emily Lloyd says 8.10.12

    Very cool. What an awesome twist on the traditional DIY jewelry. 

    • graceatwood says 8.10.12

      Thanks! So glad you like it!

  21. Mady T. says 8.11.12

    love the necklace…the DIY looks so easy to do…

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

    • graceatwood says 8.13.12

      Thanks, Mady! I hope you try it!