Rhinestone Name Necklace
Create a name or any phrase in rhinestones for a unique, personalized blingy necklace. The clear film base for the projects pictured were cut on a Silhouette Curio machine. They can be cut on the Cameo machine as well. If you have a lot of determination, and a drawing program on your computer, this project can also be cut by hand with small scissors. You’ll find the hand cut directions below indicated by a bold “H”. A bold “S” in the instructions applies to Silhouette users only. Hotfix rhinestones are adhered to the clear film to spell out your name or phrase. This is a fun project to present as a gift to your BFF.
A short name like Beth can be arranged in a straight line. Longer names or phrases like “crazy 4 clay” need to be curved to sit flatly against the body. If you have doubts as to how much to curve, follow the line of a crew neck shirt.
"S" - To curve the letters, draw a curved line, double click on the phrase and drag the control point (circle) to the curved line. This must be done before step 4.
The trick to spacing rhinestones evenly is to nudge each one against the adjacent stone immediately after removing the applicator tool and while the glue is still warm.
If too much of the necklace’s film border is visible outside the rhinestones, simply cut it away with small, sharp scissors.
The size of your rhinestones is a matter of preference. For the two necklaces in the photos at the top of the page, I used 9ss (2.5mm) stones.
At Staples/Office Max
- Light weight clear binding covers
At Craft Store
- Hotfix Rhinestones and applicator tool
- 5mm jump rings
- small sharp scissors
- thin and thick needles
- jewelry pliers
- Pick.Me.Up tool (optional)