August 8th, 2012

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DIY: Sparkly Blossom Necklace

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.)

51 Responses to DIY: Sparkly Blossom Necklace

  1. Andrea August 8, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    This necklace looks awesome!! Definitely worth the effort!
    xo Andrea

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      thank you so much, Andrea!

  2. Candy August 8, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    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 :)

    xoxo
    Candy
    http://www.tayloranddemolish.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Aw, Candy, you are too kind! Thank you!

  3. The Avg Girl Guide August 8, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    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. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Aw, thanks, Alyson! I hope you and Lexi have your crafts day – would be so fun!!

  4. rita mehta August 8, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    wow.. this is impressive! also, i loved your feature today on vmacandcheese! or, stefan’s feature, i should say! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      Aw, thank you Rita! I loved V’s feature… it was so much fun!!!

  5. PennyPincherFashion August 8, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    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!! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      Yay! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!!!

  6. Christine August 8, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    YAYYYY! It turned out so good. Great job ladies : )

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      Thanks, lady! So much fun making this one. Excited for our DIY date.

  7. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It August 8, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Looks lovely Grace! great combination of materials. xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      thanks, Erin! xx

  8. Denise Atwood August 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I love it, you are amazing!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      aw, thanks Mom! xox

  9. christin schindewolf August 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    This is amazing!!! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      Get AJ to make one!

  10. Dana Brown August 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    How much did it cost for materials?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      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. :)

  11. Jessica August 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I adore how this turned out! Patience was definitely worth it! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      Thanks, Jessica!!

  12. Viviana Carmona August 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    It looks amazing!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      Thanks, Viv! x

  13. RadMagicLove August 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Very cute! love how you incorporated the paracord 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      thanks!!

  14. All Things Luxurious August 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    This is so pretty and makes quite the statement — I love that pink!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Thank you so much!!

  15. honeymyheart August 9, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    such a great necklace and diy! the colors are perfect.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Thanks!!

  16. MessyCharlie August 9, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    So pretty! Love the combination of materials.

    http://amesstobemadex.wordpress.com/

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Thank you!

  17. guler kaya August 9, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    great!

    my diy neclace ——> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspiration-zara-necklace.html

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks Guler! Love how your necklace turned out!!

  18. Nicole Levine August 10, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    this seriously came out so good…you guys rocked it! x

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      thanks lady! xox

  19. MegA August 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    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 :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      It really just depends… I do a lot of comparison shopping! The rhinestone chain was def cheaper on ebay.

      • MegA August 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

        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 ;)

        • Grace Atwood
          graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

          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!!

          • MegA August 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

            That helps a lot!!  Thank you :)

  20. Emily Lloyd August 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Very cool. What an awesome twist on the traditional DIY jewelry. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Thanks! So glad you like it!

  21. Mady T. August 11, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    love the necklace…the DIY looks so easy to do…

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:35 am #

      Thanks, Mady! I hope you try it!

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