Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Amethyst Collar DIY


DIY Amethyst Collar 
 

This amethyst collar is a project I’ve had in mind for ages!
Inspired by Assad Mounser’s 'Rocks Off' collar, I put this together using a plain gold-coloured choker I bought on a trip to Bluewater back in May and some of the amethyst chips that I wrote about previously.



I love Assad Mounser's designs. If I had lots of money to spend on awesome jewellery, it would be gone in seconds on this brand :)


cystal collar tutorial

Essentially my choker was easy to put together, but there were a couple of times when I could have done with an extra hand or two!

Read on for a tutorial!


amethyst necklace how to

You’ll need:
Metal choker (mine was £7.99 at H&M)
Small pieces of amethyst
Scissors or similar sharp tool
Strong glue (I used E6000)
Scrap paper and pen


DIY jewellery

1. Draw around the choker onto the scrap paper.


how to make a DIY amethyst collar

2. Use the shape to lay out the amethyst chips in the design you want.


crystal collar DIY

3. This is a tip my Dad taught me: use scissors or another sharp tool to scratch up the part of the choker that you want to glue the crystals to. This gives a better surface for bonding. :)


fashion DIY amethyst jewellery

4. Adhere the amethyst pieces to the choker in the pattern laid out on the paper. Glue a little at a time. (This is the part where I could have used an extra pair of hands!)


amethyst collar

5. Leave to dry for the time specified in the instructions that came with the glue. I propped my choker up until I was completely sure it had dried, because I was a little paranoid that the stones would fall off!

amethyst collar DIY crystal brooch DIY

I customised this little heart-shaped brooch (originally a charity brooch) using the same method. The brooch was a little easier!

Assad Mounser inspired amethyst collar

Will be linking up to the fabulous parties listed at the bottom of the page!

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow. I really want to see you modelling it,...I wonder if you can be convinced. :)

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  2. Amazing!It looks so high end and I love the cool amethyst against the rich gold! You also make it seem so easy to do (with the scissors tip)... Thank you for visiting my little origami garland :)

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  3. This is a gorgeous collar! The gold really highlights the purple of the amethyst *.*

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  4. That is awesome. I love amethyst. I will be trying out the brooch :D

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  5. What a great job you did, WOW! And so generous of you to share the tutorial!

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  6. Wow, how pretty. It really does look high end and you tutorial really shows us how! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  7. It turned out absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful job!

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Reading all your sweet comments makes me happy! :) I appreciate each and every one and try to reply to all that I can!

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