DIY: Gold Bar Necklace

Sometimes I make a project and its so easy that I feel guilty calling it a DIY.  And then I remember that simple is sometimes better, and that in this case, I made something that I’d been wanting for a while now… (it just happened to be really easy to make.)

So, let’s talk about Pipe Nipples.  Yes, seriously… that’s what they are called.  I stumbled upon these lovely little things while buying something else for another project in the plumbing aisle of Home Depot and got really, really excited.  Jumping may have been involved.  You see, I’m having a major moment right now with bar jewelry.  I have this guy from Gorjana, but a friend of mine showed up to lunch a while back wearing a much chunkier, substantial version… ever since then, I’ve had my eye out for something just like what I made above!

Materials/Where to Buy:  A-716 Brass Pipe Nipple (for short necklace) // A-717 Brass Pipe Nipple (for longer necklace)

Brass Chain // 2 Jump Rings // Lobster Clasp

Voila… easy, peasy… and so much fun to wear.

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  1. Andrea says 11.27.12

    These necklaces look awesome!! And so easy…
    I guess I’ve to go the the hardware store tomorrow. 😉
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  2. Now I have to go to the hardware store! Love this project, simply perfect!

  3. Bettina says 11.27.12

    I like this one because it’s so easy 🙂

  4. Lila Sirena says 11.27.12

    Home Depot is my next stop on my way home today. =)


  5. Alexa says 11.27.12

    Such a cute one Grace! Love the gold!

  6. Erica says 11.27.12

    why didn’t I think of this?? super cute!!!

  7. Gotham Polish says 11.27.12

    Pipe nipples… SMH. OK yea so this is a super easy DIY, but the end result looks pretty much like something you would see for $$$ so it’s a huge win none-the-less 😉

  8. Your DIYs are my favorite, they’re always so simple, but never something I would have come up with. Can’t wait to make this!

  9. Emily says 11.27.12

    Absolutely obsessed with this necklace. I love that you find so much of your materials from Home Depot – I need to go there and roam the aisles!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  10. Alice says 11.28.12

    Cool and no hardware or engineering needed…Simply GREAT D I Y…

  11. Alyssa says 11.28.12

    This is so simple, and right up my alley in terms of the type of jewelry I like to wear. Another amazing DIY, Grace!

    The Glossy Life

  12. jackie jade says 11.28.12

    So cute and easy – love this idea!

  13. Femke says 11.28.12

    Love this. So often, the simple things are the best! It’s so good that it’s easy, so anyone can make it. Thank you for sharing!

    xoxo, Femke
    By Button

  14. Kristin says 11.29.12

    Easy and totally bad arse!

  15. Sherva says 11.29.12

    I love the necklaces. They are simple yet stylish.

  16. Maya says 11.29.12

    Hello gorgeous necklace! DIY is usually better when it’s not too hard – and I’m loving how simply and chic this necklace is! I’ll definitely have to be trying it out soon….thanks for the inspiration Grace!


  17. This is such a perfect project!! I also love your nails, by the way!

  18. jen ramos says 1.4.13

    ah love this necklace!


  19. kym says 1.6.13

    Ok, you’re a genius. I am so on the hunt for brass pipe nipples starting right now.


  20. Alex Cardo says 1.5.14

    Wow! It’s is simple but great DIY bracelet idea 🙂