A couple weeks ago, Alicia instagrammed the coolest necklace, wanting to DIY it. It took a little bit of thought, and if we are being honest, the project is definitely not the easiest to complete, but I have to say… I am obsessed with the results. If you follow the below tutorial, and have a little bit of patience, I promise… you can do this one. It just takes a bit more work than your average DIY. There are also a lot of materials involved, but I link to where to buy every single supply below. I love this necklace as it mixes up such different elements – tough climbing rope, glitzy sparkle, and feminine roses. It’s one of those fun pieces you’ll reach for again and again as it truly makes your outfit.
After the tutorial be sure to pop over to Alicia’s blog to see how she styled the necklace. She has the greatest personal style!
Materials / Where to Buy: 6 20mm Rosebud Charms (if you can’t find charms, I recommend gluing these cabochons to these bezel pendants with E6000 glue to make your own.) // Approximately 24 inches of 3mm Accessory Cord // About 2 yards 1/4″ satin ribbon // 16-18″ gold chain // 8-10″ 6mm rhinestone chain. This is a tough one to find – I recommend M&J Trimming if you live in New York City, otherwise Ebay! // About 2 yards of hot pink Chinese Knotting Cord // 1 Large Lobster Clasp // 2 Large (10mm) Jump Rings // Pliers // Wire Nippers
And voila! Get ready to make a statement.
(Step 10/11 is a little bit tricky as you have to really open up the loop on the charm very wide to get the charm onto the crystal chain.)
This necklace looks awesome!! Definitely worth the effort!
thank you so much, Andrea!
If I could have a jewelry closet of all the DIY necklaces you’ve made this year, I would be in heaven. Makes total sense that you are as successful as you are…you are too talented 🙂
Aw, Candy, you are too kind! Thank you!
This is 100 percent my favorite one yet! I am totally in love. What a fun day of crafting. Lexi of Glitter & Pearls and I are saying we need to have our own DIY day in Florida.
Aw, thanks, Alyson! I hope you and Lexi have your crafts day – would be so fun!!
wow.. this is impressive! also, i loved your feature today on vmacandcheese! or, stefan’s feature, i should say!
Aw, thank you Rita! I loved V’s feature… it was so much fun!!!
You gals have definitely inspired me – I tore out a picture from a magazine of a necklace I’m wanting to try recreating…wish you lived closer so you could help me brainstorm!! 🙂
Yay! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!!!
YAYYYY! It turned out so good. Great job ladies : )
Thanks, lady! So much fun making this one. Excited for our DIY date.
Looks lovely Grace! great combination of materials. xo
thanks, Erin! xx
I love it, you are amazing!
aw, thanks Mom! xox
This is amazing!!!
Get AJ to make one!
How much did it cost for materials?
I had a lot of the materials already, but I’d estimate that it cost about $30-$40 to make? The original sold for $100. 🙂
I adore how this turned out! Patience was definitely worth it!
It looks amazing!
Thanks, Viv! x
Very cute! love how you incorporated the paracord
This is so pretty and makes quite the statement — I love that pink!
Thank you so much!!
such a great necklace and diy! the colors are perfect.
So pretty! Love the combination of materials.
my diy neclace ——> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspiration-zara-necklace.html
Thanks Guler! Love how your necklace turned out!!
this seriously came out so good…you guys rocked it! x
thanks lady! xox
This is so beautiful! I am new to DIY jewelry, but this just might have to be my first. Would you say that buying materials on ebay is cheaper than at craft stores? just curious 🙂
It really just depends… I do a lot of comparison shopping! The rhinestone chain was def cheaper on ebay.
Thanks! What size knotting cord did you use? .4mm? And how much of the gold chain did you use? It says 2 yards, but I can’t imagine using 6 feet of gold chain for this – I have a feeling I’m reading it wrong. 🙂 🙂 Thanks in advance for helping a novice 😉
Hi Meg! I’m not positive of the size… it was very narrow so .4mm sounds about right! I linked to the exact cord I used, so whichever that is. I used about 16″ of gold chain, but you can use more or less depending on how long you want the necklace to be. I think you may have read the post wrong… I said 16-18″ of chain, and 2 yards of knotting cord, and 2 yards of ribbon! Hope that helps clear things up. I hope you try the project!!
That helps a lot!! Thank you 🙂
Very cool. What an awesome twist on the traditional DIY jewelry.
Thanks! So glad you like it!
love the necklace…the DIY looks so easy to do…
Thanks, Mady! I hope you try it!