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!

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Alicia August 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Thanks!

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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

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Alicia August 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Thanks Grace… slowly but surely :)

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Raheli August 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm

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

raheliart.com

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Alicia August 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Thanks Raheli – high compliment!

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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!

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Alicia August 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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

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

This is too cool!! love it
xx
maya

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alicia August 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

Thanks Maya!

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Micro September 20, 2011 at 5:07 am

What a good Idea !

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Alicia September 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

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

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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

Ana

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alicia November 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

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

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Doris January 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

where do you get your chains from???

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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.

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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!”

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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!

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alicia March 26, 2012 at 9:54 am

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

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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 :)

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alicia June 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Thank Aneta!

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jenny stokes June 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Definitely going to have to try this. So cool!
Jennybodell.blogspot.com

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Tina July 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

Where do you buy cheap Sheet Metal from?

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Alicia July 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

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

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BASIC001 June 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Does it ever chip?

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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.

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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 :-)

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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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