. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Statement Necklace

August 26, 2012

DIY Statement Necklace

dress: kohls (similiar)  shoes: target/Goodwill (similar)  necklace: DIY

I've currently been in love with bigger, chunkier necklaces, especially after getting my bubble necklace this summer.  I've seen lots of statement necklaces that I'd love to buy, but won't spend $30 on one, so I found a few tutorials online, combined them and made my own. 

It's definitely not as great as the $30 ones, but for about $7 I'll take it! 

 supplies: tear drop beads, round beads, nail polish, chain, rings, and a clasp 
(I bought the gold but it ended up being too thick to string through the circle beads, 
so I used a thinner silver chain I already had.)

 Here's what the teardrop beads look like closer up.  I used 5 altogether. 

 Paint only one side of your teardrops with your nail polish,.
Then paint all around the circle beads, and be prepared to have your fingers covered in it! 
I did two coats of nail polish and then a clear coat after. 
(Except for on the circles - I quit after one coat.)

Cut your chain to the desired length. 
Use one of your rings to go through the tear drop and then attach it to the middle of your chain. 
I use pliers to close the ring. 

Add two beads on each side and then two more tear drops. 
I did two more sets of circles and one more set of teardrops.

Finally add your clasp and ring at the back of your necklace.  
Ideally I'd want another row of the teardrop beads, and maybe someday I'll add it. 
But my red fingers were done for the day. 








58 comments:

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so crafty! I absolutely love it!

I have fallen in love with chunky necklaces since my purchase of the bubble necklace too.

Love your white dress too!

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

crafty, stylish, ah you got it going on girl :)

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh, I so need to make one of these! I love how yours turned out and it beats paying $20 or more for one =)

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How cute & way to be creative!! Great job, girl! I need to embark on more DIY projects!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute idea!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are amazing! So cute!!!

Sunny & Star said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great idea. Your necklaces are adorable.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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010 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

nice tutorial
3lin

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is SO CUTE, katie! so so so cute! you are so very crafttastic.

The Vintage Modern Wife said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girl I love it! I would've never even thought to do that!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so impressed!! I love the way it turned out.

xo,
Angela
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Lily Marek said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cool, very creative! I've got to up my DIY game!

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super Cute!!!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea: that is such an awesome necklace! You're so crafty!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are constantly surprising me lady - I love the idea behind this, and the final product is awesome! Statement necklaces are my jam!
xx
Here&Now

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO pretty, Katie!! It looks like a J Crew piece!

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

AWESOME necklace! LOVe your shoes too!
XOXO
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Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness Katie the necklace came our GRRReeat!! (like Tony the Tiger would say!)

~julee~ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute!

diary of this girl - megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i cannot believe you made this!!!!! it looks like something i would see for $360 at anthropologie! oh my goodness, your crafting skills are incredible :)

Yasi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How fun!!

:)
Yasi @ Hello, Gorgeous!

southernscraps said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome! I would have never guessed you used nail polish to paint the beads.

Rosa Banana said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I looks lovely and goes really great with this dress.

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Turned out great Katie, so creative!

Small Town Catwalk said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! I've been wanting to do something similar... but believe it or not, I've had the HARDEST time finding tear drop beads. Where did you find yours?

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! So easy and it looks great :) Will have to try this out.

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! So easy and it looks great :) Will have to try this out.

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That came out SO cute, Katie! I may actually try this even though I'm not very crafty :)

-Sharon
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Maria DaintyandDecadent said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's awesome! I love statement necklaces and this is perfect :-)

Maria
Dainty and Decadent

Inggrid Monalita said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great post! nice DIY! <3
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Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So crafty!

twenty-somethingblog.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such an amazing idea and so easy! I'll have to give this a try :)

Stephanie
twenty-something

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It turned out so AWESOME! It is something that nobody else will have either! I have a few pieces that I have been wanting to try with nail polish too! Thanks for the inspiration.
xo,
Shanna

ChinkyGirLMeL said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

omg! you did a great job! That piece looks gorgeous!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this necklace!! I have a white dress like that too. Great idea to pair it with a chunky necklace. You did an awesome job on that necklace!

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erica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your necklace turned out fabulous! I just made one like this a couple weeks ago! xo

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE this DIY, love love love! It came out perfectly, I would totally buy this in a store!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Katie Drane said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so glad that I'm following you! This idea is PERFECT for my sister in law. And it's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing on the COM link party!

Katie
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pao said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea. I have some of the chandelier crystals too and was wondering how to incorporate them into a necklace. The nail polish on one side only is perfect so it doesn't blunt the crystal effect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So incredibly awesome - I would have NEVER thought of nail polish!

Lori@thestonybrookhouse said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the necklace! It looks so easy to do!

Go For The Glam said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So fun! I must try this! It looks just like a fancy expensive one!

go for the glam

TaraMixandMatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did an awesome job with that necklace, adorable!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great diy katie!
Xo Megan

Windy City Mama said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I want to make one! Awesome DIY!

Marlen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that is so crafty, i cant believe it turned out so well! i'm usually too lazy when doing this, but when it comes to either buying a $80 j crew statement necklace or making my own for a tenth of the price, i think i'll go with this tutorial!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This turned out great! I love it! So, how long did it take you to get the fingernail polish off of your hands? haha

Britt+Whit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this DIY! so fun! great color choice

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

raechelmary said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So awesome - I am definitely trying this sometime! I am also your newest follower! Cheers! :)

xo.
Raechel
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Kym said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your necklace is amazing! And the outfit is perfect! Lace & a diy statement necklace - it's just about as good as it gets.

xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's cute for sure. I love the color, but you have much more patience than I. How much nail polish remover did it take to clean your fingers?? :)

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That looks amazing girl! Such an awesome DIY! I wouldn't have even thought to do that, but it works so perfectly...

Tara @ MySouthernAccents said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so cute! I love your idea of using nail polish for the paint! Clever!

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his little lady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

loving the pops of red. what a fabulous necklace, girl!
xo TJ

Stephanie @ henry happened said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a clever idea to paint with nail polish! I love the red!!

Cassidy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an awesome idea! Genius! Oh and I am totally LOVING your lace dress!

city said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

thanks for posting.

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