DIY Braided Rhinestone Necklace

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Well hello! I made this necklace over the summer after perusing one of my favorite creative blogs, Honestly WTF. ┬áIf you haven’t checked out this site, oh my gosh, go now! So inspiring. I followed this tutorial pretty much exactly, making two necklaces, which I eventually decided to stitch together to make the one necklace shown above. The bottom rhinestone necklace is an old piece of pageant jewelry that I wore to a formal dance back in grade school. The top single rhinestone strand I found at Joann Fabrics. Now I’ll be honest with you, this maybe one of the trickiest DIY projects that I’ve tried, especially because I’m new to working with embroidery thread. It was a little challenging to braid, but hey, if I can do it, YOU can definitely do it. After I finished this piece, I felt a huge sense of accomplishment, especially because I’ve seen necklaces like this retail for BIG bucks, while I spent about $6 for the materials. It was so much fun picking out thread colors, I guarantee you will spend most of your time staring at the embroidery thread selection trying to decide which color(s) you want for your necklace. Hope you give it a try!

4 thoughts on “DIY Braided Rhinestone Necklace

  1. So cool- I wore a rhinestone necklace like that to my prom….wonder if I can find it somewhere and add the thread. Thanks for the idea!

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