April 16th, 2012

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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!?)

54 Responses to DIY Metal Plate Necklace

  1. Le Fanciulle April 16, 2012 at 6:52 am #

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

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

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

  2. PennyPincherFashion April 16, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    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
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

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

  3. Harriet Cochrane April 16, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    This looks amazing!

    I really want to do this now!

    Take a peak at my blog<3?

     

    ?Project Rattlebag

     

     ?xx

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Hope you try it, Harriet!

  4. Natasha Fatah April 16, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Very hot!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      thanks!!

  5. Tereza April 16, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    This is a really cool necklace.

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      thanks!  Hope you try it, Tereza!

  6. Paige April 16, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Great Find ! 
    http://girlwiththeskullscarf.blogspot.co.uk/ 

  7. Tara April 16, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    It is still a fabulous DIY! Simpler the better :)
    xx

    http://www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

      thank you, Tara! :)

  8. Things That Sparkle April 16, 2012 at 8:37 am #

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

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

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

  9. My Dressy Ways April 16, 2012 at 8:47 am #

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

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

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

  10. AvgGirlsGuide April 16, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    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
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      haha – hysterical :)

  11. Lauren Myers April 16, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    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. 

    http://buttonitup.blogspot.com/ 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

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

  12. Emily April 16, 2012 at 9:36 am #

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

    http://www.glittersgold.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks!!  Hope you try it… :)

  13. Liz {Sequins & Stripes} April 16, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    What a cool piece! And an amazing necklace!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks, Liz!  I wear it constantly!!

  14. Elle @ Chellbellz April 16, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    WOw! that was super easy! Looks gorge! 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      so, so easy.  Hope you try it!!

  15. K makeitandfakeit April 16, 2012 at 10:28 am #

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

    Love K

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      thanks, Katrine!

  16. Kristin & Megan April 16, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Neon spray paint…You think of everything!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

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

  17. Alexa April 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

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

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      thanks!! Hope you give it a try!

  18. Tara Hewlett April 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    My favorite DIY!!!

    ~tara
    http://www.aslongasitsfancy.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks, Tara! I hope you try it!

  19. Lia April 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    So rad, Grace!  I’m in LOVE! 
    xo
    Lia

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      Thanks Lia, I hope you try it!!

  20. Erica & Lauren April 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    what a clever idea. love it, grace! xx

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      thanks, guys! xx

  21. helenazurow April 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    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?  http://notanotherdiyblog.blogspot.de/

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      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.

  22. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It April 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

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

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      Baroque gone flouro- I love it!!

  23. Fashion-isha April 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    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!!
    xo
    Sharon

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      aw! Thank you for thinking of me!

  24. Kirbybee April 17, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    That is brilliant!!

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

    xx

    http://thekirbybee.blogspot.com.au/

  25. Cheetahisthenewblack April 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    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

  26. Madalina Tita April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    brilliant idea!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com 

  27. MzHannah April 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Loves it! Can’t wait to make one

  28. Chlo13243546576 May 2, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Aah, these are gorgeous! c:

    kookyquirkycute.blogspot.com

  29. tanya_caines July 13, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    I cant believe something so pretty was at a hardware store

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 13, 2012 at 10:31 am #

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

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