DIY Metal Plate Necklace

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:

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!?)

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  1. Le Fanciulle says 4.16.12

    Very cool!  Will have to keep an eye out for these next time I’m poking around the hardware store 🙂

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Yes, you definitely must – they are so fun.  You can also buy the parts from the links above.

  2. PennyPincherFashion says 4.16.12

    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! 🙂

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Yay!  I hope you try it.  IF you can’t find the parts, I link to them above!

  3. Harriet Cochrane says 4.16.12

    This looks amazing!

    I really want to do this now!

    Take a peak at my blog<3?


    ?Project Rattlebag



    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Hope you try it, Harriet!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12


  4. Tereza says 4.16.12

    This is a really cool necklace.

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      thanks!  Hope you try it, Tereza!

  5. Paige says 4.16.12
  6. Tara says 4.16.12

    It is still a fabulous DIY! Simpler the better 🙂

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      thank you, Tara! 🙂

  7. Things That Sparkle says 4.16.12

    So obsessed. No idea that the hardware store would have something so pretty!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      I’m so obsessed… so much inspiration from the hardware store.

  8. My Dressy Ways says 4.16.12

    I love this Grace! This I’ve GOT TO do!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      yes, you do!!! it was a fun one.

  9. AvgGirlsGuide says 4.16.12

    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!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      haha – hysterical 🙂

  10. Lauren Myers says 4.16.12

    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. 

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Do it!  And if you can’t make it out, you can order online via the links above!

  11. Emily says 4.16.12

    Great find, Grace!  I love this! x – E

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Thanks!!  Hope you try it… 🙂

  12. Liz {Sequins & Stripes} says 4.16.12

    What a cool piece! And an amazing necklace!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Thanks, Liz!  I wear it constantly!!

  13. Elle @ Chellbellz says 4.16.12

    WOw! that was super easy! Looks gorge! 

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      so, so easy.  Hope you try it!!

  14. K makeitandfakeit says 4.16.12

    I just love finding supplies in the hardware store!! This is a great one!

    Love K

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      thanks, Katrine!

  15. Kristin & Megan says 4.16.12

    Neon spray paint…You think of everything!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.16.12

      Neon Spray Paint = a necessity… it’s like water! 😉

  16. Alexa says 4.16.12

    Ah the neon is awesome. Love this one Grace, it turned out beautifully! 🙂

    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      thanks!! Hope you give it a try!

  17. Tara Hewlett says 4.16.12

    My favorite DIY!!!


    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      Thanks, Tara! I hope you try it!

  18. Lia says 4.16.12

    So rad, Grace!  I’m in LOVE! 

    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      Thanks Lia, I hope you try it!!

  19. Erica & Lauren says 4.16.12

    what a clever idea. love it, grace! xx

    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      thanks, guys! xx

  20. helenazurow says 4.16.12

    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?

    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      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.

  21. Love it, Grace! The pink looks very Baroque gone fluoro

    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      Baroque gone flouro- I love it!!

  22. Fashion-isha says 4.16.12

    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!!

    • graceatwood says 4.16.12

      aw! Thank you for thinking of me!

  23. Kirbybee says 4.17.12

    That is brilliant!!

    Think I’m gonna have to take a trip to my local hardware store!!


  24. Cheetahisthenewblack says 4.17.12

    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

  25. Madalina Tita says 4.17.12

    brilliant idea!


  26. MzHannah says 4.17.12

    Loves it! Can’t wait to make one

  27. Chlo13243546576 says 5.2.12

    Aah, these are gorgeous! c:

  28. tanya_caines says 7.13.12

    I cant believe something so pretty was at a hardware store

    • graceatwood says 7.13.12

      I felt exactly the same way! It really made for a pretty necklace.. I wear mine a ton.

  29. Spring in Fialta says 5.18.15

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
    Hardware stores are so great for DIY jewelery!