MY DIY | Rhinestone & Neon Necklace

DIY PROJECT, Jewelry DIY


Ok, so the ‘rents are in town. They are visiting my apt for the first time since I moved in, which meant a massive spring cleaning and organization-fest. One would think I have not lived in this apt long enough to amass clutter….oh, how wrong you are.  Why do I need 375 tote bags? 37 iphone covers? Don’t even get me started on glasses… The great thing that came from my cleanse was the organization of the craft closet, and what is even more fantastic is discovering DIY goodies that have been hidden away. Imagine how stoked I was to find these neon beads I used for a magazine story (that sadly never ran) from years ago.  I have been itchin’ for a new necklace going into Summer, and dig the mix media look, so combined my resources and came up with this! Deets down below:


What you need:
Flat silver chain
A second silver chain 
Rhinestones 
Nail Polish
Jumprings 
Clasp
MultiGrip Glue
Wire 
Jewelry Pliers
Neon beads 
How to:
First, I took my flat chain and glued the rhinestone to the edge (remember this from my ankle straps?)
While that is drying, thread your beads onto a piece of wire. Start by making a loop with your round pliers at the end of your wire. 
After adding your beads, create a loop at the other end of your beaded wire. 
Next, I laid out all my pieces to create my necklace using the beads, flat chain with rhinestones, and the second chain; connecting them with jumprings and a clasp. 
To add an extra pop, I dotted the rhinestones with neon pink nailpolish. Let dry. 
Get my layered look and make two! 
PHOTOS BY | Lana Red Studio


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  1. Amanda Perry says:

    Super creative! I really love those neon beads!

    http://www.andwithlovea.blogspot.com

  2. Milano Mode says:

    amazing! I simply love the colors & just the right amount of materials not exaggerated!

    outfit post @themilanomode Something Borrowed

  3. Laura says:

    If a person could get payed for being a professional clutter amasser, I’d be a millionaire. 😉 Cute necklace! Have fun with your parents. xoxo

  4. monisso says:

    Love it!!it looks so amazing.

    retrobien.blogspot.com

  5. I-like-shoes says:

    Great idea! I´ll try this!!!

  6. stylelovely says:

    looks funny!
    🙂

  7. Stephanie X says:

    such a great DIY!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  8. Rachelle says:

    Cute DIY and so easy to do.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  9. Cute! It looks really cool, love the vibrant colors 🙂

  10. NoxCreare says:

    Waooo..
    look my new post..neon necklace too..
    Noemi
    http://noxcreare.blogspot.it

  11. A fantastic idea!!

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING
    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/

  12. Beautiful outcome and idea!

  13. laurenmaria says:

    Love it looks really good!

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

  14. Janine Maral says:

    wow! great idea!
    i’ve been obsessed with necklaces like this 🙂

    – Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

  15. Helena Oops says:

    I like the idea!!
    thanks for the post!

  16. Klaudia. says:

    That is such a nice twist to just buying already made gemstones chain! Very clever! <3

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

  17. Maria L says:

    I love the necklaces. I think I would try it without the rhinestones.

  18. Kacie Cone says:

    Oh my gosh that looks so perfect, I must try this!

  19. DIY Fashion says:

    Wow I love the variety of colors and materials you used for this necklace. Great job!

    xxx Jocelina

    http://www.pinkchocolatebreak.com

  20. Petra says:

    Amazing necklace and diy. Love it. Great job
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  21. very cool and trendy.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

  22. Emma Trotter says:

    Hey! Love this! So much so I included it in my link love over on my blog! Thank you so much for being such an inspiration. Em
    http://theawkwardmagazine.com/weekly-blog-lovin/

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  24. Amazing necklace…its trendy and will perfectly fir with any outfit at any occasion.

  25. You really think outside the box. Great job.

  26. jim hampert says:

    Whoa I like the idea of neon necklace. Thanks for sharing, i would try it out this night. gold diamond rings

  27. Kavita Moza says:

    yeah!! i really like the Idea…
    i wanna try this Nice Necklace

  28. Diane says:

    I LOVE the idea of painting the rhinestone chain!

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    Interesting Read

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