DIY Hexagon Necklace

Hi Friends!

I love bold colors and simple design when it comes to my accessories.   I am not a fancy lady and do not require fancy adornments, but I do love creating interest. I whipped up this necklace one afternoon and have loved it ever since.

DIY Hexagon Necklace

DIY Hexagon Necklace by Paper & Fox


This is a really fun  DIY necklace project.    This hexagon necklace would work well with a t-shirt or a dress.  The hexagons  are made out of die-cut wood veneer so it is super lightweight.

Materials Needed

  • Wood Veneer  Shapes
  • Scissors
  • Tiny nail
  • Nail File/sand paper
  • Hammer
  • Needle nose Pliers
  • Paint ( spray-paint or any kind of paint in your desired color)
  • Jump Rings
  • Chain (or a necklace chain that you already have)

hexagon necklace wood veneer

I originally purchased the pack of wood veneer shapes and numbers for my  2014 headband.  I decided to use the remaining shapes to create jewelry.  Wood veneer is thin and easy to cut with regular scissors.

wood veneer and scissors

I determined the size of the necklace pendant I wanted and cut the wood veneer. Then I used a nail file to gently file any rough edges.

nail in hexagon

Using a tiny nail and a hammer, I carefully hammered a hole through the wood for a jump ring. Be careful not to split the wood.  I used  2 coats of turquoise spray-paint to cover the hexagons.  Once the paint was completely dry, I inserted a jump ring  through the hole I created by the tiny nail.  With needle nose pliers I closed the jump ring and added a necklace chain.

red hexagon necklaceblue hexagon necklace

I also made a red hexagon necklace that lays horizontal. To create this necklace you would need to add 2 holes and 2 jump rings. Then you would attach a chain to each jump ring and a closure clasp.

Really pretty and really simple. The red necklace would be perfect to wear on when you want to spice up your look.

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8 Responses to DIY Hexagon Necklace

  1. kelly February 11, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Oh I love this! It looked so easy, thanks for sharing it.

  2. Julie February 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    What a simple cute project. I would never have thought to make jewellery from these wood veneer shapes. Lovely

  3. Alexis Middleton February 14, 2014 at 1:31 am #

    These are super cute! So smart to use the wood veneer.

  4. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} February 15, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    What a super cool idea! I thought this was going to need a lot of cutting, but it’s so simple! Awesome!

  5. Angela, blue i style February 12, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    Wow! I love this! I saw it in you Valentine’s Day round up, and I’d love to have you link it up at The Creative Circle!


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