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

    Quinn Cooper Style

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  3. I Love it!

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

    & Pretty Things

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

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  6. 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! 🙂

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  7. so perfect for layering! love it!

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

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

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

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


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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. Deryl J.:

    Very nice! (More DIY’s please)

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  16. popcornandpandas:

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


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    • Grace Atwood:

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

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  17. Ummm I want to do this! Love it!

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

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  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:

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous. Really nice work.

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  21. 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?

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  23. Another DIY I would actually wear 🙂

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