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DIY Sparkly Statement Necklace

January 17, 2013
DIY Statement Necklace
About a month ago I took a little trip to the trimmings shops in the Fashion District that I discovered over 3 years ago. (Ermg. Serious chuckles at that post from my first time in NYC.) I found this incredible collar necklace base tucked away in one of the boxes in the shop and I was really drawn to it.

I’ve been really envious of my roommate Adele’s statement necklace that she bought at this consignment shop in Princeton, NJ last spring. When I saw the collar base in the trimmings shop, I decided to try and make my own statement necklace.

DIY Statement Necklace
To make the necklace I collected some of my broken necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and sparkly beads that I had kept over the years. (I was home for Christmas so I could root through all of my old stuff. :))

I laid them all out and eliminated the ones that didn’t fit with the necklace vibe I was going for. Then, slowly, (with a lot of Mad-Men-rewatching) I stitched the necklace together. It probably took me 20 hours total, but it was just the project I had been itching for. This is definitely my favorite project as of late and it is probably the most versatile thing I’ve ever made.

DIY Statement Necklace

DIY Statement Necklace
One thing that I found really helpful when I was making the necklace was using rhinestone trim to outline the sides + design. I also followed the design in the lace of the collar. If you find a lace collar, (like this one on Amazon or this one) I definitely recommend following the pattern it has. Makes it so much easier and you don’t have to doubt your placement/design choices as much.

DIY Statement Necklace
Very much into the sparkly antique aesthetic right now. 🙂

DIY Statement Necklace
Also pairs with fox shirts. I just have so many of those lying around. 😉 #wish

DIY Statement Necklace

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  • Sarah Heckle January 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Stacie. This is GORGEOUS!

  • StacieGrissom January 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Awh Sarah!! Thank you so much!

  • StacieGrissom January 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Awh Sarah!! Thank you so much!

  • StacieGrissom January 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Awh Sarah!! Thank you so much!

  • nicola lynde January 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    So pretty!

  • StacieGrissom January 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you so much Nicola!

  • Val January 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I have the same Anthropologie shirt! So cute with the necklace and collared shirt–LOVE! 🙂

  • StacieGrissom January 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I was so excited when they went on sale!! 🙂 Thank you so much for the kind words, Val! 😀

  • Stacey Cash February 2, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Oh, this is just gorgeous!

  • Beryl February 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    this is so wonderful! what was the name of the trimmings shop that you found? i would love to stop by.

  • StacieGrissom February 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    It's called B&Q trimmings around 39th between 6th and 7th ave! 🙂

  • kathy September 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Wow! I have been making jewelry from old jewelry for years. This idea is a new inspiration for some new projects. Thanks.

  • beadinggem September 18, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Beautifully made and a wonderful recycled jewelry idea!

  • Erica Delehanty November 21, 2013 at 3:06 am

    It's really pretty.

  • Denise March 18, 2014 at 1:38 am

    The necklace is simply beautiful. However, I did not see any sort of instructions as to how to apply the different items to the base. I am rather disappointed.

  • StacieStacieStacie March 18, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Most of these are beads! And then the studs you just bend the prongs after you push them through the fabric. I need to stop getting so caught up in the project and take more photos– sometimes you can't help but get excited to finish. 😉

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    do you have the instructions available yet? what keeps the lace stiff enough to keep it's shape? Linda

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