Saturday, 29 March 2014

DIY Crystal Rock Headband/Necklace/Ring


I've had these crystal, clear rock things lying in a draw for a few years now. They are in fact - false ice cubes! I bought them on eBay for a product shoot I had in the first year of Uni and I've never used them since. The idea to turn them into jewellery came to me this week and I think they make quite a statement piece. I attached them to a thin metal headband which can be worn on top of the head, around the forehead like a tiara or even around your neck as a choker. With a left over cube/crystal I made this wire-wrapped ring. This is such a quick and easy DIY. If you're wanting something new to create and wear within the same hour then this is for you. If you'd like to know how to make your own, read on...


Thin Silver Headband
Jewellery Wire
Pliers or Wire Cutters
Hot Glue Gun
Plastic Fake Ice Cubes 
(or any other type of crystal rocks)


I started by wrapping jewellery wire around the headband to give the rocks something more to grip on to but if your headband wide enough you can go ahead and start to glue the rocks on straight away. A blob of hot glue from the glue gun on each crystal rock was enough to fix it to the headband. I had to hold the rock in place for about 20 seconds. Keep going all the way across the headband and the whole thing should be set and ready to wear in 15 minutes!


To make the ring I took one crystal rock and attached it with hot glue to an old ring. I then took some jewellery wire and wrapped this around the rock and ring several times. This is a really fantastic quick diy if you have any rings that are far to big for you - the wrapped wire acts as extra bulk to resize the ring.

If you liked this diy please check out my past DIYs in the archive!


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12 comments

  1. Such a lovely DIY, I especially love the ring! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  2. I wish I was creative enough to think of something like this! Great job!

    Peace & Sunshine,
    Sammi at Sammi Sunshine- A Food Blog

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  3. I'm definitely going to do this sometime next week. So cute!

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  4. The headband is beautiful, I love you DIY's.
    CatrinTeleri

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  5. LOVEe this post and your blog! ღ keep in touch! xxpeach

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  6. Beautiful headband! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  7. Wonderful, a DIY simple and easy to do, thanks for this sharing! =)

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