DIY Chevron Necklace

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.

42 comments

    • alicia says:

      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.

  1. Susan McAdams says:

    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!”

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  3. Marilyn says:

    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 says:

      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.

  4. MooZac Creations says:

    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 :-)

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