DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace – How To-sday

November 17, 2015 separator DIY Tutorial

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace

 

Last time I was at the hardware store, I saw this little bit of copper tubing and realized I hadn’t done a jewelry tutorial in ages. Like I mentioned last week, I decided to make a DIY copper and crystal necklace out of it!

I decided to go for a raw, elemental look with this, incorporating rough quartz crystal points and an unfinished wooden bead to really bring out the vibrancy of the copper.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace

Supplies:

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 1

1.   Cut a length of silver chain as long as you want your necklace to be, plus three extra inches of length. You’ll have one long piece of chain.

Set it aside for later.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 2

2.   Thread three quartz points onto an eye pin.

Use round jewelry pliers to create a similarly-sized loop on the other end of the pin, locking in the three quartz points.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 3

3.   Thread one end of the chain onto a loop of the eye pin.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 4

4.   Tighten the loop of the pin closed, and leave the other end of the chain hanging loose.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 5

5.   Thread the loose end of the chain through the copper tubing.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 6

6.   Loop the chain through the other end of the eye pin so that the crystals are attached to the copper tube by a tight piece of chain. Cut off the excess chain.

7.   Loop the rest of the chain through the copper tube. As you can see in the picture above, you’ll have a closed loop of chain holding the crystal onto the copper and a separate piece going through the tube.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 7

8.   Thread the two loose ends of the chain through the wooden bead, and slide the bead down to the copper tube.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Step 8

9.   This part’s a little bit harder to explain, but to lock the bead in place, you’ll thread the ends of the chain back through the same side of the bead you originally put them through.

You can see in the picture below that the chain wraps around the edges of the round bead.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Final Product

10.   Finish the necklace off by adding a clasp.

DIY Copper and Crystal Necklace - Shrimp Salad Circus

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8 comments

  1. 1. I love this necklace. A lot. Like, if you were trying to sell it, I’d be trying to buy it.
    2. Your nails look amazing. I love that color.

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