DIY Geometric Diamond Necklace


Hi there, sorry for the missed post yesterday! It's been a long day of studying for exams. Anyway, today I'd like to share a little DIY project I made over the weekend. I really love the geometric trend going on, and it inspired me to make this geometric diamond necklace. It was super easy and fun to do, cost almost nothing and has already brought me compliments. I hope you'll enjoy it!

You need:
- a chain necklace and a jumpring
- a paintbrush and paint (No paint? Nail polish works fine too!)
- a small scrap piece of leather (genuine or synthethic), approx. 1.5" x 1.5"
- a diamond shape
- tape and scissors
- an awl or a needle

1. Draw the outline of the diamond shape on the piece of leather. Cut the shape out of the leather with scissors, making sure to cut just inside the pen marks so you don't have any lines showing.


2. Draw the inner lines.


3. Cover with tape, leaving one area exposed.


4. Paint the exposed area. Let dry.


5. When it's completely dry, slowly remove the tape.


6. Repeat steps 3, 4, 5 until you have painted the whole shape.

7. Make a tiny hole at the top of the pendant, using an awl or a needle. Spread open the jump ring and pass one end through the hole in the pendant. Put a necklace chain inside the jump ring before pinching it closed.


8. VoilĂ , you're done! Wear it proudly.


I hope you will enjoy making your own geometric diamond necklace, in any colors you fancy! Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

26 comments:

  1. This is so awesome!! Love how it turned out!

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  2. cool idea :) looks great!

    FIKS*D

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  3. Great idea!!!
    Best of luck in your exams.
    Xo

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  4. That's such an awesome idea! I am definitely going to bookmark this and give it a whirl. Thanks!

    -april.

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  5. I haven't seen anything like this out there yet! Yay geometry and diamonds!

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  6. So clever and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. What a great idea! I've got some leather scraps at home--can't wait to try it out.

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  8. I love all things leather! Great DIY!

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  9. so gorgeous! love the color scheme you used.

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  10. WHOA that's hot! Now I just need to find some leather :D

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  11. I can make this! At first I thought I needed leather in the different colours. NO, not required! I have some leather - the remnants of my brother's motorcycle pants that I used to make his daughter a cap. And I have nail polish in several different colours. Yay!
    Thanks.

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  12. Hi - This is so awesome!! Our friend Erin from http://tropicalmind.blogspot.com/ just posted her version of your DIY so we had to come right over and see your tutorial. Love this necklace! We are of course following you now and would love for you to visit us!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  13. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. What a cool leather craft...It's unique and turned out beautiful...I think that it would really be extra nice using glitter nail polish...

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  15. mame66953/02/2012

    Awesome! Was wondering where the multi color chain came from? Hope your exams went well!

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  16. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I'm really happy you enjoyed this :)

    @mame6695 : Thank you so much! It's actually just a silver chain, the light made it look multi color... I have no idea why!

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  17. Anonymous6/02/2012

    oh that looks great *)
    and chain is amaizing - from where did you get it?

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  18. So much more simple than I thought!
    Great idea! Wish I could keep some time aside to get into my own creativity at least per week.

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  19. Great tutorial! Love it.

    ♥Looona Lou

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  20. This is very cute! Come on in my place, it's in french but I have lot of pictures!
    -> http://athuguettesplace.canalblog.com

    SeeYou

    EliseHuguette

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  21. Wow, that is awesome! Looks so easy, too. :)

    xo.

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  22. GREAT tutorial and such a cute necklace! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Geometric Art Challenge :)
    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/41/young-house-love-geometric-art

    Xo,
    Candie

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  23. Nice idea! :)
    xoxo

    p-and-p-style.blogspot.com - Check this DIY-Fashion blog out!

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  24. Ooh I love this! The texture and colors are soo much fun! I would also love to link to your project if you didn't mind!

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  25. This is a nice idea of wearing a "big diamond "
    ;)

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