DIY Statement Jewelry: 5 Ways to Customize
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 6 min read


  1. Create a pendant necklace
  2. Design a pair of drop earrings
  3. Craft a statement ring
  4. Build a beaded bracelet
  5. Fashion a brooch pin

Are you ready to step up your fashion game and dazzle your friends with your unique style? If so, then it's time to explore the world of DIY statement jewelry. It's not just about saving money or killing time—it's about expressing your unique personality through something you've crafted with your own hands. In this blog, we're going to guide you through five exciting, creative ways to customize your own DIY statement jewelry. So, grab your supplies, let your creativity flow, and let's get started!

Create a Pendant Necklace

First off, let's set the stage for your DIY statement jewelry journey with the classic pendant necklace—a must-have in every fashion enthusiast's wardrobe. This simple yet elegant piece can be a game-changer in your style statement. Here's a simple way to create your own.

Picking the Right Materials

Start with choosing the perfect pendant for your necklace. You can go for a large, bold pendant or a smaller, more delicate one—whatever suits your style. Craft stores usually have a wide variety of pendants available, or you could even repurpose an old earring or brooch. Next, you'll need a chain. Silver, gold, copper, or even leather—choose a material that complements your pendant.

Putting it Together

Once you've got your materials, it's time to put it all together. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Thread your chain through the loop on your pendant. If your pendant doesn't have a loop, you can use a jump ring to attach it to the chain.
  2. Measure the chain around your neck to get your desired length. Remember, statement necklaces are usually longer, so don't be afraid to go a bit longer than your usual length.
  3. Use a pair of wire cutters to cut the chain to your desired length. Be careful not to cut too much at once—you can always cut more, but you can't add length back!
  4. Finally, attach a clasp to the end of your chain using a jump ring. Make sure it's secure, and voila! Your DIY statement pendant necklace is ready to make its debut.

Creating your own pendant necklace not only adds a unique piece to your jewelry collection, but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment. Nothing beats the feeling of wearing something you've created yourself, especially when it's a piece as versatile and stylish as a pendant necklace.

Now that we've mastered the art of the pendant necklace, let's move on to our next DIY statement jewelry project...

Design a Pair of Drop Earrings

Our next stop on this DIY statement jewelry adventure is the land of drop earrings. These pieces have a way of adding a touch of elegance to any outfit. With a few simple steps, you'll be able to create your own pair of stunning drop earrings.

Choosing Your Components

The first step is to choose the components for your earrings. This could be anything from beads to crystals to feathers—the sky's the limit! The key is to choose components that reflect your personal style. You'll also need earring hooks. You can find these at any craft store or online.

Assembling Your Earrings

Now that you have your components and earring hooks, it's time to assemble your DIY statement earrings. Here's how to do it:

  1. Start by threading your chosen components onto a headpin. This is a metal pin with a flat end that will hold your components in place.
  2. Once you have all your components on the headpin, use a pair of round-nosed pliers to create a loop at the top of the pin. This is where you'll attach the earring hook.
  3. Attach the earring hook to the loop you just created. Make sure it's securely attached.
  4. Repeat these steps for the second earring, and you're done! You've just created your own pair of DIY statement drop earrings.

With these earrings, you're not just making a fashion statement—you're showcasing your creativity and individuality. Plus, they're so fun and easy to make, you might find yourself creating a pair for every outfit!

The beauty of DIY statement jewelry is that it allows you to experiment and express yourself in new and exciting ways. So, why stop at drop earrings? Let's keep the momentum going and dive into our next project...

Craft a Statement Ring

Now that you've mastered the art of drop earrings, let's shift our focus to something a little different — DIY statement rings. A statement ring is a fantastic way to add a pop of color or a touch of elegance to your look. And the best part? You can make one yourself! So, let's dive in.

Choosing Your Materials

First, you'll need to decide what kind of ring you want to create. Do you want something bold and flashy? Or perhaps something more subtle and elegant? Once you've decided, choose materials that match your vision. You might opt for a large gemstone or a cluster of smaller ones. Don't forget to pick out a ring band that fits your finger comfortably.

Assembling Your Ring

Now, it's time to bring your vision to life. Here's how:

  1. Start by applying a small drop of jewelry glue to the top of your ring band. Be careful not to use too much — a little goes a long way!
  2. Next, carefully place your chosen gemstone or cluster of stones onto the glue. Make sure it's centered and positioned the way you want it.
  3. Allow the glue to dry completely. This usually takes about 24 hours, so be patient.

And just like that, you've created your own DIY statement ring! Not only is it a unique piece of jewelry, but it's also a great conversation starter. Who knows, your DIY statement ring might just inspire someone else to start their own DIY jewelry journey.

But don't rest on your laurels just yet. There's still more DIY statement jewelry fun to be had. Our next project? A beaded bracelet. Let's get to it!

Build a Beaded Bracelet

Ready for the next DIY statement jewelry adventure? This time, we are going to roll up our sleeves and build a beaded bracelet. Bracelets are a versatile addition to any outfit, and with your personal touch, they can become a real eye-catcher. So, let's get started!

Selecting Your Beads

There's a whole world of beads out there, waiting for you to explore. Glass beads, wooden beads, metallic beads — there are countless options. But remember, the beads you choose should reflect your personal style and the statement you want to make. So, take your time and select the beads that speak to you the most.

Stringing Your Bracelet

Now that you've chosen your beads, it's time to string them together. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Measure your wrist and cut a piece of elastic cord about 2 inches longer than your measurement.
  2. Start stringing your chosen beads onto the cord. Feel free to mix and match colors, sizes, and shapes. That's the beauty of DIY statement jewelry — it's all about personal expression!
  3. Once you've added all your beads, tie the ends of the cord together. Make sure the knot is secure, so your bracelet doesn't fall apart.

Voila! You've just made your own DIY beaded bracelet. It's a beautiful piece of statement jewelry that reflects your unique style. And the best part? You did it yourself!

But, the DIY statement jewelry adventure doesn't stop here. Next up is creating a stylish brooch pin. Are you ready? Let's keep the creativity flowing!

Fashion a Brooch Pin

It's time to create something that’s not only fashionable but also functional. A brooch pin! They can be worn on a jacket lapel, scarf, or sweater, adding a touch of personal flair to your outfit. Let's dive in and fashion your very own DIY statement jewelry brooch pin.

Finding Your Base

First things first, you'll need a base for your brooch. This could be a simple and flat piece of metal or a vintage button. Flea markets and thrift stores are great places to hunt for these. Remember, the base doesn't have to be fancy, it just needs to be strong enough to hold your design.

Getting Creative with your Design

Now comes the fun part, creating your design. You can use a variety of materials for this, like small beads, rhinestones, or even pieces of old jewelry. Here's a quick guide:

  1. Arrange your design on the base. Play around with different arrangements until you find one you love.
  2. Once you've settled on a design, use a strong adhesive to secure the pieces to the base. Make sure to let it dry thoroughly.

Securing the Pin

You're almost there! The last step is to attach a pin to the back of your brooch. You can find these at any craft store or online. Apply a generous amount of adhesive to the pin and press it firmly onto the back of your brooch. Let it dry, and there you have it!

Your unique, DIY statement jewelry brooch pin is ready to make a statement. Wearing it will not only elevate your outfit but also give you the joy of wearing something you've created yourself. Remember, the DIY journey doesn't end here. There's always room for more creativity and self-expression in the world of DIY statement jewelry!

If you enjoyed exploring the world of DIY statement jewelry, you might also be interested in diving into the world of DIY nail art. Check out Rachael Mangal's workshop, 'Affordable DIY Abstract Nail Art Tutorial.' This workshop will teach you how to create stunning and unique nail designs that perfectly complement your statement jewelry pieces.