DIY: Emerald Green Sew On Jewel ‘N Chain Necklace

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Sew On Jewel Chunky NecklaceI’m a little jealous of you guys with May birthdays. The emerald is one of my favorite stones and I’d LOVE for it to be my birthstone. Unfortunately those of us born in August were given the peridot, a less vibrant green that doesn’t look as good one me as an emerald does. What I want to know is who decided which month got which birthstone? I mean I would have been happy with the emerald, the diamond or even the ruby… but no one asked me!

Even though I can’t claim the emerald as my official stone, it’s still one of my absolute faves. I was excited when it was named Pantone Color of the Year and I was excited when I stumbled upon these oversized emerald sew on jewels. I knew I wanted to use them to craft a statement emerald necklace a la Liz Taylor (here).

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Sew On Jewel Chunky Necklace MATERIALSMaterials: Sew On Jewels (available here in many colors), Chain, Wire, Jump Ring, Lobster Claw

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Sew On Jewel Chunky Necklace SLIDESlide your jewels onto a piece of wire that is about 6-8 inches long

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Sew On Jewel Chunky Necklace WRAPPEDSlide the end of the wire through the last link on your chain. Bend the wire over the link and wrap it back around the wire… like you’re twisting up the tie on a loaf of bread. Use a pair of pliers to remove any excess wire. Repeat on the opposite end of your wire.

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Sew On Jewel Chunky Necklace ATTACHEDTo make a closure for the necklace, add the jump ring and lobster claw to your chain.

Glitter N Glue DIY Emerald Green Sew On Jewel Chunky Necklace FULL

PS: Don’t forget to watch my latest installment of my new YouTube series Kristen, obviously! This week I’m talking about the bad habits from my 20s that I’m saying bye- bye to. Nothing to do with emeralds, but it’s still a good one. Watch here!


24 responses

  1. This is gorgeous! I know this doesn´t look anything like emeralds, except for being a (different) shade of green, but when it comes to green stones I also adore jades.

    July 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

  2. Wow – so cool – looks professional.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

    July 16, 2013 at 12:52 am

  3. Love it.. so beautiful

    July 16, 2013 at 2:51 am

  4. Looks really good. You know you could sell some of your DIY things?!!!

    July 16, 2013 at 6:09 am

  5. Wow, gorgeous! You make it look so easy.

    July 16, 2013 at 6:17 am

  6. What a beautiful piece!

    July 16, 2013 at 7:34 am

  7. Nice job, it’s nearly *identical* to the one I posted on my blog last week! I love how DIY bloggers share the same brain sometimes lol! >>
    xo ~ Lia

    July 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

  8. How gorgeous! That is an AMAZING necklace! I definitely want to try.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

  9. This is FAB! Emerald is my birthstone, so I really have a special affinity for the gemstone as well as the color green! Your site is amazing BTW!

    July 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

  10. worthy of Elizabeth Taylor for sure! x

    July 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

  11. acraftymind2013

    That’s beautiful!

    July 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  12. Emerald is my fav colour too, would be great to be born in May! Love your necklace


    July 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  13. jana1920

    Pretty cool! Love your blog and your style! That´s beautiful

    Best wishes

    July 18, 2013 at 3:35 am

  14. So pretty! I love it!

    July 18, 2013 at 7:44 am

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  16. This is beautiful, really! And so simple.

    July 21, 2013 at 5:52 am

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  19. this looks beautiful..!! 🙂

    August 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

  20. whatwewear2

    great idea, and it came out gorgeous!!

    September 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

  21. coolest idea ever! love this!

    October 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

  22. wow!! beautiful 🙂

    October 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

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  24. Fabulous.

    October 16, 2013 at 5:37 am

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