DIY: Delicate Crystal Necklace


After seeing this post on Kim France’s blog “Girls of a Certain Age,” I was inspired to create my own easy, elegant necklace.  This one is incredibly easy to make, and something you can wear every day.  I wear mine all the time (it’s great on its own or layered with a few other simple necklaces.)

Note:  This will be my last rough cut crystal project for a while, clearly I cannot get enough!


Materials:  Rough Cut Crystal Beads // One 2 inch Eyepin // Two small jump rings

Jump Ring + Clasp // Silver Chain // Pliers


Start by taking your eye pin and bending it in a curved shape like above.


String on your beads, one by one… using the shorter ones on the side and the longest in the middle.


String on the remaining beads.


Close it off, forming a loop with your pliers.


Gently open up each loop and connect a piece of chain to each side.



Add a clasp (using one jump ring) to one side.


Add a jump ring to the other side, and done!



Top photo by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. Cathleen:

    That is sweet and simple. Very elegant.

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  2. that is pure perfection, I think I might have to make one! Xo, Megan,

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  3. This is so pretty and delicate!

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  4. This is so cute! I wonder where I could find the crystals in my country…

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  5. Great neklace, I love jewellery with crystals. xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  6. Love it!! It looks stunning and seems so easy to make.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  7. Love this idea! Looks so easy, but so classy and pretty!

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  8. I adore this! It looks so pretty!

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  9. Love this necklace!! I’ll have to hunt for some rough crystal next time I get jewelry/craft supplies!

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  10. Cool! I think i’d like mine with blue crystals 🙂

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