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These necklaces sure do Rock! (pun intended).
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!

  • How to make a vial. Diy Rock Necklaces! - Step 1
    Step 1

    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). I soon found that they were somewhat fragile.

  • How to make a vial. Diy Rock Necklaces! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now go gather some crystals and rocks! 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!
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  • How to make a vial. Diy Rock Necklaces! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now for the fun part! It's pretty self explanatory. Smash the rocks! (click to make bigger)

  • How to make a vial. Diy Rock Necklaces! - Step 4
    Step 4

    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!

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Christina Sp
Christina Sp · 1 project
I gotta try this! But isn't a bit fragille, I mean I kinda worry about the closure is it possible to open unexpectedly?lol
Kimm G.
Kimm G. · New York, New York, US · 3 projects
I really like this project! I created something similar using small glass vials, and filling them with awesome crystals I purchased on a long ago trip to the Cayman Islands. What a lovely way to showcase beautiful things that can not be strung in a traditional way.
ck · Tehachapi, California, US
These are so awesome!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
I love these!

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