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December 14, 2011

DIY: Statement Necklace..

Hello Made By Girl readers! I'm Jenny May from the Swede Records.  
I'm so honored to be on Jen's team! I really do hope you enjoy my DIY creations & that they inspire you to try something new for yourself. 

For my first project, I decided to recreate this statement necklace that I found on Pinterest.  My jaw just about dropped to the floor when I saw this beauty.  I could not for the life of me find the necklace to purchase anywhere so I decided to give making one on my own a go... 


First, gather your teardrop pendants (I found mine at an antique store for $25).  The middle pendant should be bigger than the rest.





Be sure to test out different nail polish colors to find your desired color palette.




Start off by painting several coats of nail polish on each pendant but only paint one side of the crystals. 




Let the pendants dry, then add a clear top coat for chip protection. 
 




Next, securely place one gold brass ring in each small opening on the pendants.  
 


Finally, position and set each pendant on the gold chain.  I left about an inch of space between each crystal.  The side of the crystal that is not painted should be facing outward as the color shines through beautifully. 
 
Et voila! I was so happy with the end result.  It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought and it only took a little over an hour! 

Pair this necklace with a black dress and stilettos and you got yourself the perfect statement necklace for the Holidays! 

If any of you readers make one of your own, be sure to send Jen or myself the results so we can share them!  Happy Holidays!  

35 comments:

Sing said...

Pretty and easy.

Caitlin said...

This is so incredibly gorgeous! So creative too! LOVE this DIY.

White Lacquer said...

Great color selection! Perfection

Xx. Patience

Janelle said...

In love with this necklace!! Can I buy it!? haha It turned out amazingly!

melissamevans said...

...so smart!...great idea!

valhiggins said...

LOVE LOVE this necklace. This is really fun and creative, and so colorful. I'm a huge fan of this piece. Thanks for posting!

valhiggins said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Its so fun and creative--this is a great piece.

Anna of IHOD said...

Jenny, your DIY's ROCK. Been wanting that necklace since I saw it, and now I have hope;)
Thanks so much!!

Laurel J. said...

I want that necklace!!! It's stunning! Can you make one for me? Please and thank you! :)

Jenny Bevlin said...

Super cute! Love it!!

in the night sky said...

Wow, that's impressive! Great idea to use nail polish too.

Jessi said...

I love this! And this is something I think I could actually pull off :)
xoxo J

kayce hughes said...

so fabulous!

The Zhush said...

what!? That is crazy good!

Mrs C ♥ said...

Good job girl! It turned out great! Now let's see it in an outfit post! Hehee.. ;o)

Marcus Design said...

Very pretty! And I would have never thought to use nailpolish for color!
Nancy xo

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

ummm...genius!! I am impressed with this!! I love that all it takes is nail polish to color those jewels!!
I must try this with my favorite color combo!!!

Princess Pookie said...

BRILLIANT!(in a singy voice)I've got to make one of these. Thanks for sharing.

L.A. in the bay said...

oh my gosh, no way. This is genius! I am SO making these. I have a whole bag full of crystals that my aunt gave me that was left over from her lampshade.
Hello DIY project!

WIDLOVESP said...

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!

SreeBindu said...

fab :) Jen

Lisa said...

OMG, this is simply beautiful! Also great colors!

silkchocolate.blogspot.com

L'art said...

Great DIY!!! Love every step, this is simple and fun and the outcome is beautiful!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Farah of Legally Stylish said...

That is an amazing DIY! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelly said...

wow, I never would have thought of using nail polish! Amazing!

ceo said...

Love this..... such a great idea...

xxx
ceo

BJJ said...

This is absolutely awesome.

Thanks Jenny May!

Irwin Nenneo said...

So beautiful! And so easy to make! Loved the idea of using nail polish, and love the impressive end result. Thanx for sharing :)

Carly {a simple affair} said...

This is incredible, and I am all about statement necklaces! Cannot wait to try!

xoxo,

Carly

Total Blur. said...

this is stunning, i posted to my blog =) wonderful

http://totalblur.blogspot.com/

Erin Tagle said...

How frikkin' clever to use nail polish!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loveeee this (and your blog).

xo

Erin said...

this turned out beautifully! can't wait to see more amazing DIYs
Erin @ www.thanksimadeitblog.com

Nicola said...

i love this! i actually have that necklace from H&M yeeeeeeeeeeeeeears ago but my big middle gem fell off and the clasp is so tricky..no i will make my own

xx

Courtney said...

Love this necklace! I'm definitely going to try making on ASAP!

XO-Courtney

http://www.courtneyontherocks.com/

JessaS said...

Did you use glass or plastic beads?

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