DIY: ManiaMania inspired Rough-Cut Crystal Necklace


I know, I know… two DIY projects in one week!  (I had a very crafty weekend and shot several projects… still have several more up my sleeve.)

This necklace has been in the works for quite some time, but it took me quite a while to find the perfect quartz crystals online.  I got the inspiration from Jenn’s Instagram (you should probably be following her, she’s one of my faves) and featured the necklace that inspired the project here.  I can’t even tell you how much I love this necklace – I can’t stop wearing it.  This one is an easy one, you just need the right supplies… luckily, I sourced ’em all for you!


Materials:  7 6mm Jump Rings // 5 large (12mm x 16mm) end caps // about 16-18″ brass curb chain

Pliers // E6000 Glue // Lobster Clasp // 5 large rough cut quartz crystals*

*A word about the crystals…  get the largest size – 1″+.  I bought the 2lb bag and many of the crystals were not the right size, but within the bag there were several suitable options.

ManiaMania-Necklace1Start by loading up an end cap with glue.  Seriously… use a lot of glue.

ManiaMania-Necklace2Stuff a crystal into the end cap.

ManiaMania-Necklace3Repeat 5x, and allow to dry (preferably overnight.)

ManiaMania-Necklace4Attach a jump ring to the top of each pendant.

ManiaMania-Necklace5Attach your pendants to the chain.  I spaced them out, one pendant every 5 links.



Attach a clasp to one end and a large jump ring to the other, and you are done!  (Pretty easy, right?)




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  1. Justyna:

    It’s amazing, I love it so much! And it’s very easy to make, I can see 😉 I just need to find these crystlas… 😀

    6.20.13 Reply
  2. Quinn Cooper:

    Really awesome DIY. I love all of ManiaMania’s stuff.
    It’s so cool!
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

    6.20.13 Reply
  3. Bárbara Godinho:

    I Love it!

    6.20.13 Reply
  4. daisy o:

    this is so pretty! love that the crystals are all a little bit different!

    & Pretty Things

    6.20.13 Reply
  5. Alyssa Longobucco:

    This is so awesome, Grace. I love the look of rough-cut crystals. Tough and pretty at the same time!

    6.20.13 Reply
  6. Alexa:

    See, this is so amazing, because I initially looked at it and thought…that looks so well put together and time-consuming, but honestly…super easy. Thanks Grace! 🙂

    6.20.13 Reply
  7. Meghan:

    so perfect for layering! love it!

    6.20.13 Reply
  8. viv:

    AMAZING! I love ManiaMania pieces so this is so great.

    6.20.13 Reply
  9. melissa:

    This is so pretty! May need to go pick up the supplies this weekend

    6.20.13 Reply
  10. victoria | vmac+cheese:

    I love this!! And you’re right, pretty easy (I think even *I* could do it). Can’t wait to catch up later today!

    6.20.13 Reply
  11. The Avg Girl Guide (@AvgGirlsGuide):

    Wow this does look pretty easy and the results are incredible! That quartz is gorgeous. Off to follow Jenn… thanks for the intro.


    6.20.13 Reply
  12. Samantha:

    Ooooo. So simple and stunning. Nice find on the end caps as well. Big ones seem hard to find sometimes.

    6.20.13 Reply
  13. JennySueMakeup (@JennySueMakeup):

    The crystals would make me think that I’m wearing good luck charms around my neck! And the fact they’re clear means they’d go with my entire wardrobe. I love love this idea.
    Hugs, Jennifer

    6.20.13 Reply
  14. Simple-Savvy:

    Wow!! This is one of my favorite diy posts of yours! I absolutely love it <3

    6.20.13 Reply
  15. Deryl J.:

    Very nice! (More DIY’s please)

    6.21.13 Reply
  16. popcornandpandas:

    Where do you purchase your materials for these projects? Very pretty btw.


    6.21.13 Reply
    • Grace Atwood:

      hey gina! I link to all of the materials in the post! I hope that helps!

      6.21.13 Reply
  17. Gaby:

    Ummm I want to do this! Love it!

    6.22.13 Reply
  18. Jonelle @ Design Thrift:

    love it! ManiaMania puts out the best collections don’t they? love your take on this necklace!

    6.22.13 Reply
  19. Kelly Miranda:

    Wow that necklace is so adorable and classy. I love it! I’ve actually been creating jewelry too with Swarovski crystals and necklace chains from M&J Trimming. Don’t know if you’ve heard of them, but they’re having 15% off all chains right now. You should check them out.. Such good accessories to create new jewelry designs with. The promo code is CHAIN201. And it expires 8/31/13.. I’d say it’s well worth it!

    And here’s the website:

    6.24.13 Reply
  20. greatrockmoon:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Really nice work.

    6.24.13 Reply
  21. Lindsey:

    Oh, wow! This is such a great DIY, Grace! I have been really into crystals lately. I see a craft night in my near future.

    6.26.13 Reply
  22. Megan Stark:

    This is awesome! My next DIY for sure, what is the thickness/ size of your curb chain?

    8.28.14 Reply
  23. Hapiness, Everywhere:

    Another DIY I would actually wear 🙂

    9.28.14 Reply