DIY Chevron Necklace

by Alicia on August 8, 2011

Last week Carly at Chic Steals posted her late summer Objects of Desire. I loved this Open Triangle Necklace from ASOS. Normally I wouldn’t DIY a necklace that could be purchased for less than $20, but I already had all of the materials and it only took a few minutes.

Remember the nail polish ‘enamel’ necklace? This is the same idea except that I cut the chevron shape out of sheet metal using tin snips. Before painting on the nail polish I punch a hole in each end with a screw punch.

I gave it a couple coats of nail polish and let it dry before using jump rings to attach a brass chain. Since it was so easy I made two- the other necklace has slightly smaller chevron and is painted cream.

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Life, Crafts and Whatever August 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Oh. My. Goodness! I love that!


Alicia August 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm



grace - stripes and sequins August 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

love this!! and love that you are including pictures of yourself on your blog.
xx grace


Alicia August 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Thanks Grace… slowly but surely :)


Raheli August 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I like yours better than the ASOS one. Well done!


Alicia August 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Thanks Raheli – high compliment!


Kristine August 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I love this! I may even get inspired enough to try and make it. Just found your blog and I am so excited to bookmark it. Thank you!


Alicia August 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Thanks Kristine- I hope you do give it a try!


Soccer Mom Style August 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

This is too cool!! love it


alicia August 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

Thanks Maya!


Micro September 20, 2011 at 5:07 am

What a good Idea !


Alicia September 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

Thanks! You could make all different shapes and all different colors.


Ana November 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Hi Alicia

I love this idea! Where do you think i can find the metal sheets?

Please help



alicia November 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

Hey Ana – Ask the guys at your local hardware store. I got mine from Home Depot.


Doris January 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

where do you get your chains from???


alicia January 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hi Doris! I mainly buy my chain from three places: Michael’s (which has an ever better selection lately), Hobby Lobby or Fire Mountain Gems (online). I’ve had that chain for a while but I’m pretty sure it came from FMG originally.


Susan McAdams January 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I am kind of late to the party, but wanted to say that I’m really glad you included a picture of you with it on. I was much more impressed with the necklace actually on a person! I went from thinking “eh, not too exciting,” to “wow, that looks really great, on!”


Marilyn March 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Love it!! How did you make the holes for the jumps rings and did you make them before or after you painted it?
I agree, looks much better than the original!


alicia March 26, 2012 at 9:54 am

I used a screw punch to make the holes before I painted the metal.


Aneta June 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

That is such a super cool idea! I will have to hunt around the house for few spare chains :)


alicia June 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Thank Aneta!


jenny stokes June 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Definitely going to have to try this. So cool!


Tina July 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

Where do you buy cheap Sheet Metal from?


Alicia July 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

Any large hardware store (Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc) should have some available.


BASIC001 June 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Does it ever chip?


alicia June 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Amazingly no. I wish I had that much luck with the nail polish on my nails! Of course, if it ever did you could just use nail polish remover to take it off and repaint.


MooZac Creations January 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

I have recently been introduced to the world of clay jewellery making and love all of your DIY pieces!! I was thinking that this could also be made with polymer clay, what are your thoughts?

Casey :-)


Alicia January 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

Oh definitely! That’s a great idea, send a link when you try it out!


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