This project is very simple, but the results are just amazing. Using just two simple supplies, you can turn any ordinary rock into a glittery gemstone! ❤ Let’s get crafting!
All you need is:
- A rock
- Nail polish
- Thin gauge wire
Start by painting one side of the rock with your favorite nail polish.
Clear nail polish is a great choice if you want to preserve the original look of your rock, while giving it a bit of a shine. 😉
Let that side dry…
Then after your loooooong wait…paint the other side! 🙂
Once your rock is completely dry, cut a strand of your wire about 6 in. long or so.
Start with one end of your strand and make a loop around your rock:
Then twist it closed:
Fold the twisted wire down, and continue wrapping around your rock until it feels secure. You can tuck your end under other loops to make it really strong:
Once you’re finished, bend the free end to make it stick out from the top end of your rock (which, obviously is whatever you decide is the top, lol 😉 ).
Twist it into a loop:
Next, take your tail and wrap it around the other little wire tail sticking out of the original twist you made at the beginning. Cut off the excess:
Bend your new twist down flat against the rock…
And it’s finished!
I love the simplicity of hanging the pendants on an empty chain or length of twine–it just lets the natural beauty of the rock stand out so well!
You don’t have to wrap your wire like I did here; I am definitely not a jewelry expert! 🙂 Feel free to play around with twisting the wire until you find a look that you like–that’s how I learned.
Hope you have fun with this! 🙂