Tutorial: Revamp Your Jewellery! DIY Spiked Necklace

I like browsing through charity shops sometimes, and pick up bits and bobs thinking I’ll be altering it someday. Well, that day did certainly come in the form of ‘itchy fingers’! As spiked jewellery is stirring quite a statement at the moment, I thought why not make my own with a gold chain necklace I picked up at one of the charity shops in Edinburgh for just £1?

Here’s an easy tutorial on how I revamped a necklace I picked up at a charity shop:

  • FYI that is not a crafts plier as most of my tools are in packed boxes! I actually used a proper man’s tool…oops!
  • For better precision, use a round nose plier and flat nose plier

  • Attach the spike not onto the next ring, but on the ring after as you do not want to squeeze it too tightly.


…and there you have it! A simple easy DIY to revamp your jewellery! It has been really fun to do, and I hope to do more projects like these in the future :D

Have you recently revamped a piece of jewellery? Tell me, I’d love to know! :D

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22 Comments on Tutorial: Revamp Your Jewellery! DIY Spiked Necklace

    • cinnaspring
      August 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you! It was fun to do :D

  1. Jen @ A Touch of Lovely
    August 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this! There’s nothing like breathing new life into an old piece! I’ve been itching to get back to jewelry making and I keep seeing inspiring posts like this one. Must be a sign!

    • cinnaspring
      August 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

      It IS a sign!! You can ask your little girls and ask for their creative inputs too – it’ll be a fun time for you and them too!

  2. Raymone
    August 13, 2012 at 2:51 am (3 years ago)

    Where did you get the spikes?

    • cinnaspring
      August 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Raymone! You can find them on eBay :D

  3. Hogger & Co. (@hoggerandco)
    August 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm (3 years ago)

    You’re so good at doing these DIY’ers. I love the output…I’ll take one, thanks!

    • cinnaspring
      August 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Aww thanks Smita!! These are really simple to make – it’d make a great present ;) Are you hinting??

  4. elliagars1
    August 21, 2012 at 1:01 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful stuff!! Your handiwork is fabulous :)

    • cinnaspring
      September 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much! :D


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