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Glittering Rocks Statement Necklace

March 17, 2014
DIY Glittering Rock Necklace
Last fall a coworker asked me to make a necklace for his friend who was moving out of the city. Recently they had gone on a trip to Barcelona and picked up rocks along the beach and he wanted me to use those in the necklace. At first I was a little scared to make anything for someone else. Just because I think it’s normal to wear gigantic rocks doesn’t mean everyone else thinks the same. But I went for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

To make your own you need:
-Rocks
-Leather (Got mine off Ebay searching for “Leather remnants”)
-Beads
-Nail Polish
-Embroidery thread/cording

I completed the necklace very similarly to the way I made the Montauk rock necklace. I was pretty bad about taking photos of this necklace’s progress so I used some from the Montauk rock necklace instead.

Montauk Rock Necklace

Gather the rocks that you want to use on your necklace and lay them out in a necklace shape. Cut out a piece of leather to fit the rocks’ shape.

Montauk Rock Necklace

Glue your rocks to the leather and then stitch some ties to the top of the necklace.

Montauk Rock Necklace

Stitch embroidery floss over the rocks and then start filling in the empty spots with beads.

Montauk Rock Necklace

Cut an identical piece of leather to glue to the back of the necklace after you get done stitching all of the beads in place.

DIY Glittering Rock Necklace

Here’s what it looked like for the glittering rocks statement necklace.

DIY Glittering Rock Necklace

One special thing I did with this necklace is I used a silvery nail polish to add a sparkly dimension to the rocks.

DIY Glittering Rock Necklace

And that’s it! I was happy with this necklace because it’s about as understated as I can go with one in this style. I love using rocks in jewelry because it’s such a tangible and meaningful way to remember a wonderful trip. ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Glittering Rock Necklace

DIY Glittering Rock Necklace

For more statement necklace inspiration, check out my previous projects! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Style Bits & Bobs of ME March 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    This is a cool idea. I never thought of using rocks to make a necklace!

  • Style Bits & Bobs of ME March 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    This is a cool idea. I never thought of using rocks to make a necklace!

  • Style Bits & Bobs of ME March 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    This is a cool idea. I never thought of using rocks to make a necklace!

  • Ditte March 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    God, it looks amazing!

  • MsChiefe April 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    You're so creative and clever! I collect loads of rocks from the beach and NEVER once thought that using them for a necklace would make them more cherished.

    THANK YOU!!!

  • moppets April 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    how heavy is it?

  • StacieStacieStacie April 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Not that heavy! It's not the lightest necklace in the world but it's not annoying to wear. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've got heavier necklaces.

  • Navรญ September 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    i love the shirt under it! would love to see more…. is that also homemade or thrift-store re-purposed?