DIY: Rhinestone Necklace Inspired By The 2012 Oscar Red Carpet

Photos via FabSugar

There was lots of glitz on last nights Oscars Red Carpet. If I had to pick jusssssst one to take home the best dressed trophy I’d had to pick Gwyneth for that Tom Ford cape number. I could have done without the hair, but I love that her dress was on trend and she took a risk with that cape. It was haute! But there were tons of other trends on the red carpet I was excited to see. One of them being the simple rhinestone necklace. I know, I know it’s totally unusual for me to be attracted to something that’s not so blingy and statementy but sometimes simple, clean and classic makes the loudest statement of all. Now we all know those necklaces on the necks of Penelope, Cameron and Michelle probably cost a trazillion dollars, but here’s a quick and easy way for you to DIY the look.

Materials: Cupchain, Cupchain Connectors, Jump Rings, Lobster Claw

First, attach the cupcahin connector to the end of your chain. Use a pair of plyers to bend down the prongs and secure the connector.

Then using a jump ring attach the lobster claw.

Repeat the same process on the opposite end but just attach the connector and the jump ring.

There’s something so chic and so classic about a simple rhinestone necklace. Here actress Ava Gardner sports one to the 1954 Oscars. I’m not sure which accessory is better her necklace or her date, Frank Sinatra.

Here’s a little Hollywood history: Ava was nominated for her leading role in Mogambo. But it was her boo Sinatra who took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in From Here to Eternity (via Parade).

Stay tuned because later this week I’ll be posting pics of my trip down the Us Weekly Magazine Oscar Red Carpet and a DIY video explaining how I crafted my look!

13 responses

  1. Hi, love the necklace and your hair!

    February 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  2. Vanita

    Very pretty. I like the simplicity of it.

    Jewelry tutorials.
    http://www.houseofavandan.com

    February 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  3. Cute!! Wow you did that fast!

    February 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    • lol I move fast!

      February 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  4. CMi

    Nice! So simple but looks good!

    February 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

  5. ore

    beautiful necklace!!! i love it!!

    February 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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  8. That looks store bought! If I had your talent for DIYS, I’d never go broke.

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    March 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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