DIY Rock Heart Necklace

DIY Rock Heart Necklace

 

It took me longer to think up a title for this post than to make this diy rock heart necklace.

I wanted a funny title.

Or a clever title.  Something that would make you smile or laugh or chortle this almost Valentine’s Day weekend.

Like My Heart Belongs to You.

Or Be Still My Heart.

Or I Heart You.

See what I mean?  I got a million of them.  They just roll off my fingers.  But in the end, I went with the tried and the true, otherwise known as the name of the project.

Just know.  No matter what I call it…

….it really is a Rock Star. 🙂

It all started with these rock hearts.

My friend brought over dozens.

There were hearts in every shape and size.

First I wrote a love story about them and then I made a necklace in under five minutes.

Here’s how I made it.

I started with a heart.

The prettiest heart inside of a heart that you ever did see.

Look at nature going all Valentine’s Day.

Then I purchased jewelry wire.

You want a wire that’s sturdy enough to support your rock, but soft enough to twist easily.

Look for a wire that’s 18 gauge and 1/2 hard.

Next, I found leather cording.

I thought it would contrast nicely with the stone and the wire.

You can buy this and the wire at the craft store.

Next, twist the wire around the heart and secure.

I crimped the back wire together to prevent any ends from sticking out.

Then I simply wrapped it around the rock heart.

Lastly, I cut a six-inch piece of wire, twisted it for the loop at the top and twisted the ends around the top wire as shown.

I crimped the top, too to prevent any loose ends.

Then I threaded the leather cording through the loop and tied it off at the top.

That’s it.

Here’s the finished project.

I heart it.

Truly.

And just remember….whatever I call it…

….this rock heart necklace will always be sweet. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Awwww! I love it! Are you going to make more and start selling them in your shop? Perhaps you should name each one 🙂 I remember you said your dad was fascinated with geology and talked to you about different rocks and formations. What a great idea. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for heart rocks or it is rock hearts? Have a fabulous weekend. Your rock and so do your necklaces. Hugs!!

  2. First, I love the rock hearts!

    In case you need a laugh. I now drive through McDonalds looking at their rocks hoping to spot a rock heart!
    Can’t seem to find any around here.
    I’ll just have to keep looking. Have a good day!

  3. Rowena Philbeck :

    Great heart craft project!!! You did a great job. At first I thought it was spray painted gold. You are always coming up with a fast project for your fans!!

  4. I heart this project too!

    XOXO

  5. This is so pretty! I love the heart. Several years ago, my family and I traveled to the east coast and went to New Jersey and collected moon rocks. We made the same type of necklace and the girls gave them to their cousins for Christmas. Thanks for the sweet memories!

  6. Very rock solid…And you did rock it! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. How simple and sweet is that?! I would so wear that on Valentines and every other day. It’s just beautiful!

  8. Just last night I was looking at the rocks on my dresser and noticed a rock heart I found on a beach long ago. I put it on top of the others to remind me to express love everyday. Now I have a great project to keep it close all the time! Thanks Rock Star for this easy DYI, I’m going to the craft store to collect supplies!!!❤️❤️❤️

  9. Lovely piece of art as well as jewelry, Karianne. Cheers, Ardith

  10. Have you posted the project you were working on when you were interrupted by the Superbowl?

  11. Sweet sweet necklace in such a cool bohemian way. Love it.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Love this sweet, simple project…thanks for sharing. 🙂

  13. Beautiful and I love the pic you have of the wood and heart shape rock its beautiful! Great post. I love rocks have since I was a child and it hasnt changed, We go every few months to Kentucky looking for geodes..hollow rock like filled with crystals inside ..can be amethyst quartz of many colors or more.. and every time we go I find heart shape rocks and fossils! Tey line our back porch railing! I never thought to do anything with them like this! Now I am inspired to wrap them and maybe a few fossils too! Love to send you a geode! Crack it open with a hammer and see whats inside ..each one is different ..never know whats inside till you open it!

  14. I chortle when I read the word chortle. And who doesnt need a good chortle or chortle snort?

  15. Aw that’s so sweet and a great idea for a heart rock! I ❤️ it!

  16. Very sweet, just like you!!! xoxoxo

  17. I see you really put your “heart” and soul into every piece you create, very nice!

  18. This is fabulous. So pretty. I’m featuring when my link party opens up tonight. Thanks so much for sharing.

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