A Chunky Glitter Necklace (A Tutorial)

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Make this sparkly glitter necklace for yourself, your little girl or for a gift!  It’s so fun and girly and would be a great photo prop or for dress up:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I used Krylon’s Glitter Blast which leaves a shimmery sparkle finish that is smooth to the touch, so it won’t feel rough and itchy like regular glitter would:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I started with a bag of wood beads from the craft store and a few feet of strong cord string:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I strung the beads on the cord……

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

….and tied one end to a heavy lawn chair and the other end to another chair so the cord was super taught. Boo spread the beads out on the cord so they weren’t touching:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I sprayed a coat of glitter paint to cover as much of the beads as I could and then when they dried I turned them to coat the other sides:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Once the beads were covered I let them thoroughly dry and then I sprayed a coat of clear varnish to seal them:

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I used a lightweight silk Habotai bias cut ribbon (I like the slight fray of the edges and the soft weight of it) but you could use any type of ribbon or cord to string your beads on. To match it to the beads I sprayed it with a light coat of Simply Spray fabric dye that doesn’t require any heat setting:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

The dyed silk ribbon:

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Finally I strung the beads onto the ribbon using an extra large needle:

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

And my chunky glitter necklace is finished!

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

A fun chunky necklace perfect to dress up a t-shirt and jeans!

 

How to make a chunky glitter necklace. DIY tutorial via lilblueboo.com

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  1. 1

    Wow, so simple and SO beautiful. Thank you (once again) for the inspiration.

  2. 2

    I love your tutorials.

  3. 3

    So cute, love it. :)

  4. 4

    I love it and this looks like something I could actually make with my daughters. Fun & cute! Thanks for sharing your craftiness & talent :)

  5. 5

    Love the necklace, my girls will be in heaven! I’d just like to say thank you for sharing your stories about your dad. My father passed away 7 years ago unexpectedly and reading your stories brought a lot of those emotions back to me. The love for your father and family are so evident. Thank you for writing from your heart, I appreciate it. Sincerely, Mauri Staker

  6. 6

    Brilliant.

  7. 7

    What a cute idea!

  8. 8

    Definitely will have to try this tutorial, maybe for xmas gifts this year. :0

  9. 9

    I am trying this today with the balck glitter blast – thought it would look good with all the gray that is popular this fall

  10. 10

    This is such a beautiful gift idea! I know my girls woukd love these as a present for Christmas!!

  11. 11

    Love this! I’ll be featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

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    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

  12. 12

    I love this necklace! I might just have to give this a shot.

  13. 13

    Oh this is so cute! I was just thinking to myself that I needed to make a cute chunky wood necklace to wear to a wedding this weekend Now I am totally going to make one! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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