Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DSK heart necklace - DIY!!

Hello all! Whew finals are OVER!! The thing that makes me happiest about this is NO MORE MATH!! Nursing school starts January 11th. Until then I'll have plenty of blogging time ^__^

Has anyone ever heard of DSK Jewelry? They've got some gorgeous necklaces! My favorite was the Bubz necklace made famous by Bubbi who's kind of a youtube celebrity:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RSaS9gj17YM/SuDNxdwWxBI/AAAAAAAABQQ/9B84ocuCPkY/s400/DSKbubbienecklace.pngBubbi didn't make it, I think DSK just named it after her. My dad's a jeweler (I know - lucky girl right!) so I see a lot of stuff and am particular about my jewelry, but I must say - I adore this piece! The Swarovski heart colors are striking, the little leaf bails on top give the pendants a delightful apple appearance (ah...the forbidden fruit), and even the chain itself catches the light so alluringly.

But I flipped at the price...a whopping $40.00?? The chain and bails are made from simple sterling silver...not platinum. I worked at a jewelry counter for a bit and knew such a  necklace couldn't be worth more than $20. So my hunt on how to replicate this necklace for a fraction of the cost began... DSK claims they've copyrighted the necklace, but the only copyright anything on their website is their images and website content. In addition, I highly doubt they'd be allowed to copyright such a simple necklace design.

If you'd like to replicate this necklace - here's what you'll need:
I'm sure you can figure out how to go about putting the pieces together yourself, but if not feel free to drop me a comment and I'll provide instructions. One last thing to add:  I love how Steph, the DSK owner, has renamed the crystal colors Titanic Blue and Purple Haze to prevent anyone from googling the crystals for personal purchase. I also find it funny that the second leaf prong bail is currently sold out - most likely also the reason DSK has sold out of necklaces and won't be making any more until after Christmas. Oh and PS - the total cost to create this necklace for yourself is around $18, meaning DSK makes around a $22 profit -  props to them for such profitable ingenuity.

22 comments:

  1. cool, i might have to try this sometime for a certain someone :)

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  2. Wow, this post in incredible. I've been looking everywhere for a way to duplicate this necklace. I even tried asking Steph directly for more specific info to help in my search, and she's dodgy with her answers. Never giving actual sizes for those hearts; just small, medium and large.

    Thank you so much for this. :o)

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  3. Ha ur welcome - glad u got something out of it!! Wow thats funny that she won't give you the sizes - no worries they necklace was pretty simple to figure out. So have fun making and feel free to refer anyone else who may have questions!

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  5. Amazing! Thanks for sharing the DIY. :) I always wanted to make swarovski myself but never knew where to buy pendants that's good quality, some swarovski pendants I own are not so shiny and fades in color. :\ I was just wondering if you have experience with the sites you've linked, are they great quality?

    Thanks!!

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  6. Yep! They look exactly like the originals :)

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  7. Thanks so much!
    Just to let you know, I also found the heart chain in increment of 6 inches on the same webby as the pendants.

    http://www.fusionbeads.com/shop/product/8471/

    :)

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  8. Thank you so much! because of you.. i was able to make my own version for less than 10 dollars!! (didn't buy the chain but it was more organized than ebay!!)

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  9. Oh you're welcome - so happy you all are getting something out of it! Cheers!

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  10. Just wondering is the link you gave for the 14mm Heliotrope heart the same as in the picture you provided above?
    Because one looks purple and the other looks blue.

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  11. Yes it is actually blue - not sure why the color photographed purple but I ordered from that exact link and mine is deff blue

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  12. Thank you! Gonna order everything now and make my very first DIY necklace. lol =D
    Btw, do you know if the 'bubbi moonlight necklace' uses the 'crystal moonlight' or just the 'crystal heart'?

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  13. I live in the Netherlands and DSK is something I can't afford:(
    Umm maybe a weird question but...
    Could you make a necklace for me and send it to me in the Netherlands? I will be able to pay for that :) Ur my hero If you can hehe.
    Btw cute blog! Keep it up!
    My e-mail is melodymoon@live.nl

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  14. You see I'm almost done with college and I fell in love with dsk and I wanted to buy myself a present for finishing my study.
    So I really really want to have one of those pretty necklaces but sadly they're so pricey at DSK :(

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  15. ah sorry for asking btw, I was in a rush cuz I were greedy to have the necklaces made(how can I not be they're so pretty!)lol
    I'll take back the things about u making a necklace for me k lolz cuz I actully shouldn't asking such a thing from anyone. I think I'm gonna try making them myself too, thnx for putting this heplfull post up!

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  18. found a finished 16'' heart chain that looks just like the bubbi chain for 5$

    http://www.artbeads.com/ss-hrtneck02.html?Cart=1%5E1%5E4.99

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  19. I agree DSK is overpriced! I bought mine at CrystalEssenceJewelry.com which was much more affordable with amazing quality. I love my new necklaces and even though this site doesn't have the leaf bails the chain and crystals are all amazing<3

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  20. awesomeeee info luv it!!!!!
    thanks for sharing :)

    btw DSK raised up the price for that necklace, it's $55 now. what a rip offff

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  21. I was dying for a DIY for this piece because it is expensive on her site for no reason!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!<3!!!

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