Prada Inspired Chandelier Necklace DIY

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PRADA Plex Crystal Diamond-shaped Necklace $895 ~ PRADA Plex Crystal Fume Draped Necklace $895,
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While Prada‘s crystal shoes are a wee bit ridiculous and the chandelier dresses are positively unwearable unless you’re a celebrity, the necklaces, on the other hand are quite ravishing. Here’s how to make one on the cheap …that looks nothing but.

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I just so happened to have about three of these acrylic crystal chandelier strands which I purchased a couple years ago at JoAnn’s fabric for about $10 each around Christmas time. I’m guessing they were meant to be used as garland on the Christmas tree but I used them for my wedding reception in 2006 and since, have used them to decorate curtain rods. While I haven’t found this exact strand, below are links to a few others that will work just as well. And if you don’t like any of them, keep your eyes open around holiday season.

* Also remember acrylic crystals may not be as sparkly but they are much MUCH lighter and easier to wear than glass …also look for it on a chain/link system instead of wire or rope. Teardrops @ Decoratemywedding.com, Acrylic link crystals @ Decoratmywedding.com, Clear Octagon acrylic bead strands @ Shopwildthings.com, Marily crystal acrylic garland also @ shopwildthings.com, Various crystal garland strands @ save-on-crafts.com …if anyone has a resource for acrylic crystal bead garland strands, please leave it in the comment section :)

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…& with the extra crystals I made a quick pair of earrings to match

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Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

72 Comments

  • Lexy

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I will be making one this weekend! THANKS! You have the BEST DIY’s. :)

    Lexy (Beautylicious Fashionista)

    http://lexythebeauty.blogspot.com

  • Victoria

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    You’re so talented! x

  • Andi

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    You really do have the best DIYs, love them! This is flipping fantastic!
    off to craft store :)

  • Dip-tea

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you for the great idea!

  • Celine

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    You are unbelievably creative and good at doing all these DIY projects. I wouldn’t have the first clue. Amazing.

    flnw.blogspot.com

  • vicky h.

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    this will for sure be my next diy!! soo amazing and looks like 1000$

    LOVE IT!!

    xox
    Bikinis & Passports

  • Glamorous Newlywed

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Love! Especially the matching earrings@

  • edufracked

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Where’d you get that dress form?

  • The Fashion Cloud

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Absolutely FANTASTIC DIY and perfect accessory for the summer!!!
    Great job, it looks terrific :)
    xx

  • KATE WYNN

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    You’re amazing! I love all your DIY tutorials. Reading your blog, seeing your style, it gives me inspiration to unleash the creativity in me again. Thank you!

  • A.Co

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice work!!!!

    You are so creative (as usual!) – thanks for sharing!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • Katy

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    This is a GREAT idea! Glad I have a weekend project now! –Katy

  • Katie

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous necklace!

  • Elle Sees

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    I *love* how you took something predictable and made it funky and fresh (and without sounding like an 80s rapper like me!). I can’t wait to see it as part of an outfit.

    ellesees.blogspot.com

  • Iva

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    beyond rad!!! I LOVE IT!! totally awesome. and it looks brilliant with the black tank top. {love the color of the text on the pictures ;) } this is super beautiful and the earrings rock too…as does 7th generation. basically an all perfect DIY lol.

  • Alluring Interiors

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Freakin’ amazing!!

  • Monica

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea! I have collected loads of “crystal” garlands to decorate my tree with. Off to raid the Christmas bins . . .

  • Evil Mr. Peppers

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Pretty amazin baby!!!

  • le pearl

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    This is amazing!

    <3

  • hannahh♥s

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    i love it!! ( :

  • K_Streams_Her_C

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Another amazing DIY. You never cease to amaze!

    Katy
    http://www.lifefulfilledatlanta.blogspot.com

  • bananas.

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    when i think you can’t amaze me with your DIY creativity even more than you already have…you do.

    damn girl! you’re good.

  • TERI REES WANG

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Actually, I would love to have a ‘chandelier curtain’!

    And since I tend to drape the necklace taken off my neck, and drape them around the nearest lamp shade…this little gem could give me double the bang for by crystal buck.

  • Katie

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    pretty!!! love it!

  • Fabulocity in Amish Country

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    This is fabulous! I’m going to have to try it soon! :)

  • daisymay

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Really love these and know I have a pile of crystal gems like that in my bead boxs!! Hmmm now to find some time!!
    http://daisymay-dayz.blogspot.com

  • ashlina

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    YOU are such a FRIGGIN rockstar it kills me!!!! i love this DIY. amazing.

    ashlina
    thedecorista.com

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    It would be much easier if you would just send this “sample” necklace to me:)

    I’ll get my address to you…all you have to do is just ask:)

  • drollgirl

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    that looks so amazing!!!! i lOVE it!!!!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Your talent & creativity never ceases to amaze me!

    LOVE IT!!

    Waiting for your jewelry line to come out Maegan!

  • Lainey

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    You are so amazingly crafty!! Quite brilliant really! The outcome looks so expensive and chic.

  • Jasara

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    great ideas as always!

  • Angela

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, this project turned out amazing!! But then again, when do your projects not turn out amazing? lol

  • melissa

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    very pretty! You always have awesome diy!

  • Kris

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Great pieces! Love the Seventh Generation nod! ;o)

  • LifestyleBohemia

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    This came out amazing!

  • ms. less is always more

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    Lovely! I can’t wait to see it with an outfit!

  • Alex

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    So pretty. Great job. Bookmarked :-)

  • Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    You’re so awesome, it’s beginning to annoy me! That necklace is amazing!

  • tiger28

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    BEAUTIFUL!! you rock maegan!!! another lovely DIY for me to make:)

  • Chessa!

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! this is gorgeous.

  • stacy

    April 20, 2010 | Reply

    nice one maegan.

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

    Ooh and I’ve so developed a crystal strand obsession now!

  • Erin Goodchild

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    GORG! I love it, you have the best DIY’s!!!

  • tam pham

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    AMAZING. i need this for my birthday! please make me one- i’ll pay you for it!

  • Nicole Joy

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    Very cute! Im doing a Lush giveaway! U should enter at — youtube (dotcomslash) nsiscaretti

  • MELISSA Z.

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    Great necklace! Well done!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  • Tabitha

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome DIY!!!! I’ll definitely be trying this one!

  • Boutique on Feet

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    Cute ideas and blog! Come visit!!

  • ☮ midnightintern ☮

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    I was waiting for someone to make this! You are the best DIYer.

    xo

  • stacy di

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    brilliant, my dear! I always love your diy ideas!!

  • Ying

    April 21, 2010 | Reply

    You’re amazing.

  • Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 | Reply

    this is gorgeous….just a little tip though, the font is hard to read (the color and the style)

  • Emily

    April 22, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome sauce!!

  • Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

    April 22, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Rosanna

    April 22, 2010 | Reply

    gorgeous necklace!!!!

    http://www.littlemissdressup.com

  • Pretty Little World

    April 22, 2010 | Reply

    I’m completely lacking in the “crafty/ability-to-make-things” area — I love your DIY posts, mostly because you make pretty things, but also because even a non-crafter like myself can follow your easy-peasy directions!!

  • The Beading Gem

    April 22, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome inspiration!! I will link in an upcoming post!

  • reckless daughter

    April 23, 2010 | Reply

    ah! this is incredible! I’m sort of scared to try it myself though.

  • Rosita

    April 27, 2010 | Reply

    !!! amazing. i have a huge bag of crystals that i’m using for a DIY chandelier so i am totally going to make some neckwear! thanks for the idea!

    we buy them at antique sales/garage sales… i saw bags and bags of it… i also bought chain to add to my chandelier so that it will hang.

  • Anonymous

    April 30, 2010 | Reply

    Very cute! But the font is somewhat hard to read at times :(

  • Nissa

    May 17, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you for this great DIY! I have been trying to find the acrylic beads. Found these today and they look similar-so I am ordering! Love your Blog!
    Nissa
    It’s at Koyalwholesale-never bought from them but I’lll try it:)

    http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-productinfo-product-12340/beaded_acrylic_clear_chandelier_garland_6_feet_72_inches_hot_best_seller.html

  • Silvia

    May 18, 2010 | Reply

    OMG this is wonderful!!! I just found out your blog, thanks for your comment on mine! :-) I?m checking out the whole one now…
    hugs

    sissi
    http://www.internodiciotto-fashion.blogspot.com

  • Mikaela

    June 3, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful! I found you via Tea Rose Home–thanks for sharing!

  • Mikaela

    June 3, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful! I found you via Tea Rose Home–thanks for sharing!

  • Millie

    June 29, 2010 | Reply

    I made something similar and linked to your blog.
    http://scottishtoile.blogspot.com/

  • Elizabeth

    August 11, 2010 | Reply

    I saw this DIY featured on another blog (she linked to your post). http://ciaobella50.com/?p=2140

  • pandorabracelets

    November 6, 2010 | Reply

    It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do.

  • pandora bracelets

    November 9, 2010 | Reply

    I think the style of any posts you easy to understand.

  • Betty @ Wholesale Fashion Handbags

    April 15, 2011 | Reply

    Great DIY! it looks really pretty pretty! I love it!

  • Gabriela Murphy

    April 20, 2011 | Reply

    Nice Chandelier necklace .All should must take for their beauty.
    Crystal Wall Light

  • Cal

    July 8, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Maegan! I love your blog and am contemplating starting my own because you have been such a fun inspiration. I have been snooping around online for a crystal garland to make this tutorial and just found this. I think it might be the exact same as what you used.

    http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-productinfo-product-12340/beaded_acrylic_clear_chandelier_garland_6_feet_72_inches_hot_best_seller.html

    Keep the great DIYs coming!

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