We’ll call today’s project a mini-DIY, as it’s so simple + straightforward that I feel slightly guilty calling it a DIY! I spotted these metal pieces at the hardware store (they’re actually called escutcheons) and all I could think was how pretty they would be, reinterpreted as a necklace. I bought two of them. One, I left gold… the other, I spray painted neon pink! I’ve been wearing both constantly (you know this, if you follow my Instagram.)
What you’ll need:
- Metal Escutcheon (I used this exact one.)
- Metal Chain
- 4 8mm Jump Rings
- Magnetic Clasp
- Optional – Neon Spray Paint (coat with white, first!)
Thread the escutcheon onto your jump ring.
Connect your chain, close the jump ring.
Attach your clasp to the opposite ends of the chain (using the remaining two jump rings.)
And voila, you are done! (See why we call this a mini-DIY!?)
Very cool! Will have to keep an eye out for these next time I’m poking around the hardware store 🙂
Yes, you definitely must – they are so fun. You can also buy the parts from the links above.
Absolutely LOVE this one…and it’s easy enough for me to do – yay! Will check out my local hardware store & see if I can find these! 🙂
Yay! I hope you try it. IF you can’t find the parts, I link to them above!
This looks amazing!
I really want to do this now!
Take a peak at my blog<3?
Hope you try it, Harriet!
This is a really cool necklace.
thanks! Hope you try it, Tereza!
Great Find !
It is still a fabulous DIY! Simpler the better 🙂
thank you, Tara! 🙂
So obsessed. No idea that the hardware store would have something so pretty!
I’m so obsessed… so much inspiration from the hardware store.
I love this Grace! This I’ve GOT TO do!
yes, you do!!! it was a fun one.
Love this! Laughing because when I saw your Instagram of this I fully thought this was a monogram becuase I could see the G and the A, yet the C looked off to me. Umm, yeah, this is why! 🙂 Very cool idea!
haha – hysterical 🙂
Simple and it still makes a statement, love this! All of your hardware store DIYs have been so great!
Running out to my local store asap.
Do it! And if you can’t make it out, you can order online via the links above!
Great find, Grace! I love this! x – E
Thanks!! Hope you try it… 🙂
What a cool piece! And an amazing necklace!
Thanks, Liz! I wear it constantly!!
WOw! that was super easy! Looks gorge!
so, so easy. Hope you try it!!
I just love finding supplies in the hardware store!! This is a great one!
Neon spray paint…You think of everything!
Neon Spray Paint = a necessity… it’s like water! 😉
Ah the neon is awesome. Love this one Grace, it turned out beautifully! 🙂
thanks!! Hope you give it a try!
My favorite DIY!!!
Thanks, Tara! I hope you try it!
So rad, Grace! I’m in LOVE!
Thanks Lia, I hope you try it!!
what a clever idea. love it, grace! xx
thanks, guys! xx
Love this idea! I find hardware stores really inspiring so have to plan a trip VERY soon 🙂 you could start showing a range of projects that incorporate things you buy at hardware stores!
btw do you mind having a look at my diy blog NotAnotherDiyBlog? http://notanotherdiyblog.blogspot.de/
So do I! If you want to see a range of projects, you can just look at the DIY Archive. So many of them incorporate pieces from the hardware store… I’m obsessed.
Love it, Grace! The pink looks very Baroque gone fluoro
Baroque gone flouro- I love it!!
This is so brilliant. There’s nothing more satisfying than making something amazing out of something so simple! Btw I was thinking about your blog this week. I met someone who manufactures the cutest childrens clothes and one of the dresses was a combination of stripes and sequins. It was fabulous and I thought about you right way!!
aw! Thank you for thinking of me!
That is brilliant!!
Think I’m gonna have to take a trip to my local hardware store!!
Hardware stores are seriously the best! This necklace is awesome Grace but I’m also crushing on your nail polish hue. Such a fun pop of neon! x
Loves it! Can’t wait to make one
Aah, these are gorgeous! c:
I cant believe something so pretty was at a hardware store
I felt exactly the same way! It really made for a pretty necklace.. I wear mine a ton.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
Hardware stores are so great for DIY jewelery!