This year I got lovely presents for my Birthday especially from my work colleagues. They bought me this necklace from Oliver Bonas that I’ve shared before on Instagram – I’m obsessed with the necklace and I’ve worn it almost every day since I got it.
Today, I want to share the DIY step by step tutorial with you all so you can make it at home (and so I have the perfect excuse to have two similar necklaces that I love)
- 1m of sewing thread in different colours – see in the picture below the ones I choose
- 5 jump rings
- 1 clasp
- 1 eyepin
- 2 fold over end crimp
- 1 crystal bead
- 5cm of chain
One thing before starting the step by step process; I got the quartz crystal in Camden Town Market. If you are around I highly recommend playing a visit as they have lovely things.
Step by Step
Step 1: make the cord. The trickiest thing on this DIY is the cord as you need to plait the sewing thread. Cut 1m from each colour you are using and put them together. Repeat 3 times as you need to end up with 3 threads made by the different colour threads. Once you have them, all you need to do is plaited them. Tip: Sellotape the threads to a surface (like a table/wall) and plait from there.
Step 2: make the tassel. Chose the colour you want for your tassel and follow the steps on this post I shared about how to make a tassel. I decided to make it in salmon as I love that colour but feel free to go for a brighter one as in the original necklace. When the tassel is done attach the jump ring and put it in the plaited cord.
Step 3: Add the eyepin to the crystal. Most of the crystals already have a hole on them but unfortunately mine doesn’t. In order to attach the eyepin to the crystal I put around the crystal the wire from the eyepin and I glued it can be seen in the picture
For those ones who know me, you might already notice how much I love making my own jewellery. I have written a few post about DIY, and I the more I do them, the more I like DIY!
Making your own jewellery is great, it’s an experience on its own and it’s also the creation of something beautiful and unique.
I’ve recently discovered a ‘JewelleryMaker‘, a family own business specialised in DIY jewellery and with a big passion on gemstones. They are part of a bigger company ‘The Genuine Gemstone Company’ and they have all short of beads, tutorials, workshops, etc. that are very useful if you are interested in the topic.
JewelleryMaker has recently launched the jewellery kits section and I was lucky enough to get one of the mixed gemstone bracelets before they sold out – but don’t worry they are back to stock now!
The delivery was great, very quick and nothing was missing. All the items needed came in this nice box and the beads came in separate mini plastic bags. The kit included the instructions, which made very easy to understand what needed to be done to get the lovely bracelet.
The materials included:
- 1 Silver Plated Copper Bangle
- 50 Jump Rings
- 10 Iolite Faceted Beads
- 10 Amethyst Faceted Beads
- 10 Peridot Faceted Beads
- 10 Rainbow Moonstone Faceted Beads
Yesterday, I met two of my old work colleagues for lunch. We had a lovely time talking and talking about how much our lives have changed since we changed jobs. Fortunately, we are all good and it is great to see each other after 8 months and feel like nothing has changed between us; that’s the type of friendship I want in my life
Anyway, after a lovely meal we got inspired and went to two bead shops here in Brighton. I bought the stone beads in the pictures and I couldn’t wait to go home and make this rock crystal necklace. I hope you like it as much as I do!
I love this necklace. I loved it since the first time I made it and every time I wear it. The last few times I wore it, I got complimented so I decided that was it time to put the tutorial on the blog. This way everyone would be able to make it and look pretty
- 43cm of leather cord
- 5 jump rings
- 1 clasp
- 2 leather crimp cord end caps
- 2 crimp coppers
- Sewing thread – this is to make the tassel so use the colour you would like your tassel to be
- 1 small crystal cross pendant
- 3 x 4cm cardboard – this is also for the tassel
When I was in primary school, I used to do DIY presents for Mother’s Day in class. The teacher would chose a DIY/craft project and all the little monsters would be working on that project for weeks in order to have it ready for Mother’s Day. I have such lovely memories from that time!
I must say that when I was younger, I wasn’t very good at making crafts and DIY but I got better at it with time… or at least that’s what I would like to think.