These DIY Wired Stones Necklaces are equal parts boho and glam! Mixing shiny faceted crystals with opaque, earthy gemstones really makes for a sophisticated contrast in texture and color. Organic wire wraps play up the hippie-chic mood, and are super easy to create! You don’t have to have mad wire wrapping skills to make these necklaces…..
If you’ve got random gemstone or crystal beads lying around, this is the perfect time to use them. I like using complimentary, but not matching, stones for these necklaces. It gives them an eclectic feel! These are meant to be long, rosary-style pieces, but feel free to change the length depending on the look you are going for.
When beading (or really basically ALL the time), I like to light a candle for some good ‘ol aromatherapy – this Ginger + Chai scent from Slow North has become a favorite- you can’t really go wrong with anything ginger, and chai is an added bonus. I like spicy, earthy scents! If you’re into other combos, their choices don’t disappoint. Grapefruit + Spearmint, Lemongrass + Tangerine, Coffee + Spice and Eucalyptus + Lavender are just a few more they’ve got to offer….. All candles are 100% American soy wax, use pure essential oils, and made in small batches, by hand. The company is also powered by renewable energy, and their packing materials/boxes are recycled, recyclable and biodegradable.
Use my coupon code QuietLion for 10% off all candle purchases on Slownorth.com!! You can thank me later, when your house smells of deliciousness……
Since your house is now smelling of amazing essential oils, hopefully, we are ready to start on the necklaces!
Step 1: Gather materials. You’ll need 24g beading wire, chain, eye pins, lobster clasps, jump rings, assorted small crystal/gemstone beads (about 6mm-10mm), and large crystal/gemstone beads (about 1″-1.5″). I like to mix crystal and gemstone for a boho-chic look. You’ll also need wire cutters, roundnose pliers and flatnose pliers.
Step 2: Cut 1′ of beading wire, and form a wrapped loop at the end. String on one large gemstone bead. Create a wrapped loop at the other end, but don’t cut the excess. Instead, wrap around the top and bottom loops, caging the bead within wire wraps.
Step 3: Turn the stone to the other side and wrap that side as well! When you run out of wire, simply cut flush. Repeat with two more large beads. I used another white gemstone and a faceted topaz crystal bead.
Step 4: Use 4mm jump rings to connect the loops on your gemstone beads. I like to alternate crystal and gemstone.
For the beaded strand, simply use eye pins to create beaded links from small crystals or gemstone beads. Connect these together, alternating bead type. You can choose to create an entirely beaded strand, or split beading/chain for a quicker DIY. What do you think I chose for this tutorial?! (Hint…I’m impatient!) 🙂
Connect the top of the large beaded drop to the beaded strands with a larger 5mm jumpring.
Step 5: If using chain, cut two lengths of 12″ chain (measure your strand – you can make your necklace shorter or longer depending on the look you’re going for!) and attach to the top of your beaded strands with 4mm jump rings. Add a clasp and jumpring to the empty chain ends to complete your necklace.
To complete the large beaded drop, you can either make a chain tassel or add a drop pendant…..I tend to lean towards tassels because they compliment mostly every design! I used a crystal tusk on the gold option to push add to the bohemian look even more.
These pieces are great to dress either up or down. Wear with a tee and jeans for casual style, or pair with a boho maxi dress and strappy heels for statement outfit!
You could go the extra mile and make matching earrings – if you have more stones or crystals, simply wire wrap and add to a fishhook for a quick and easy set. This is just an easy piece to throw on, and is especially good for those who don’t like heavy statement necklaces or chokers. The longer look is easy, breezy, bohemian!
Create these in all color schemes to match every outfit. Trust me, you’ll want to!
Special thanks again to Slow North for the collaboration!
DIY Wired Stones Necklaces
DIY Wired Stones Necklaces