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DIY ROCK NECKLACES!

Make these cute little charms  out of crushed rocks or crystals!

 
Hey guys, I am really excited about this next DIY tutorial because I got to smash things to pieces with a hammer! This was so incredibly fun for me because, well seeing rocks explode is fun! But I wasn't just destroying pretty rocks for nothing, I was putting them to good use. I had a whole bunch of pretty crystals that would be perfect to sparkle in the light around someone's neck!

You will need those little glass tube charms that they sell at any craft store. I just found the ones in my crafts store which were at the very bottom of the jewelry shelf, all dusty and old. But for about $1.50 each (two came in a pack).

The rocks I used were (from top) pyrite, also called fools gold, a home-grown crystal from a cheesy little kit, and that mystery rock that I found in my rock box! I don't know what its called but I will refer to it as rainbow rock because thats what it looks like :). I also made a blue and yellow necklace out of the same home-grown crystal stuff. I used those because I liked how it got really light and pastel-like!

Now for the DIY, it is pretty self explanatory but just in case you don't understand I gave it captions.


1) Get your hammer out.

2) Give it a good whack with your hammer...

3) Now lightly tap it (depending on your rock, mine was easy to break) and try to get it into a small chunks or a powder at least small enough to fit in your glass container.

*one important tip: don't force the rock in, or else it might end up like this:


Now that isn't pretty! :( And I had already filled it with pretty rainbow rock!


Now hang it from chain, I like the look of really thin chains so thats what I used! I've been meaning to try magnetic closure but the classic little hook thingy works well too.  So with useless old rocks or crystals, you can make a beautiful necklace that will have people coming up to looking at your interesting piece of jewelry!







17 comments:

  1. Excellent idea, love the colours and looks great fun too! Cath.

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  2. Anonymous4:05 AM

    AWESOME! xD

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  3. Just a quick comment... IMHO, I think that you should change the font you use in your blog.
    I mean, it can be fun and quirky and anything, but I can't read long text as easily as if it was Arial or Garamond or any of those classic fonts.
    It's just my thought, of course, but I thought that somebody needed to tell you this. (:
    All the best lovely, this is a wonderful project anyway :)
    Gi

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    1. Hello Gi, I am welcome to any criticisms people might have, but with blogger's font choices I am limited. Of course I can have Arial or Garamond, but I strive to be different and unique. I find my font easy to read, but if you think otherwise I would suggest zooming in ( ctrl +) on your screen which may help you read it better since it will be larger and more defined. Also, sometimes when blog things go wrong for some reason, the text on my blog shows up in a scrawled cursive, if this is what you're seeing please try reloading the page. Hope this helps :).

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  4. I love necklaces of pretty much anything in tiny jars, and these are no exception! I might have to do this to a bit of my collection of rocks..

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  5. I love necklaces and this pretty creative! I have lots of empty vials here and this would be very perfect! Thanks much!

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

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  6. I love them but where do you buy the vials on a chain? or did you make those also?

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    1. I found mine at Jo-Anns in the jewelry section. If your craft store does not have them they are probably very cheap on amazon or e-bay :).

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  7. Anonymous11:12 PM

    Oh hi, marry me.

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  8. Wonderful! Are there diff shaped vials available?

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  9. These are so pretty. I have some jars like this left over from another DIY project, this is a great ide to use them up.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com.au/
    online store opening soon.

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  10. That third rock looks like peacock ore. I have some in my collection. This is a very cool craft, I can't wait to try it! :)

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  11. Anonymous12:26 AM

    Just made two of these today, they turned out great :) thanks for the tutorial! (I enjoyed crushing rocks with a hammer, too xP)

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  12. Think I'll do this with confetti sprinkles! (:

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  13. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Bornite! That's what the rainbow rock, or peacock rock, is called :)

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