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. 🙂
To make your own you need:
-Leather (Got mine off Ebay searching for “Leather remnants”)
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.
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.
Glue your rocks to the leather and then stitch some ties to the top of the necklace.
Stitch embroidery floss over the rocks and then start filling in the empty spots with beads.
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.
Here’s what it looked like for the glittering rocks statement necklace.
One special thing I did with this necklace is I used a silvery nail polish to add a sparkly dimension to the rocks.
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. 🙂
For more statement necklace inspiration, check out my previous projects! 🙂