Gold Nugget Jewelry on the cheap

What if gold nuggets lined the street? Well, if you’re me, they do. This magnificent gold  nugget jewelry is ridiculously cheap to make using…. ROCKS! It’s actually “upcycled” from my pot of gold nuggets craft and is very striking, even though it’s quite simple.

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

I used jagged rocks to get that amazing nugget-y feel. I simply painted them (scroll down for the supplies list), wrapped them or glued them and that’s it!

I think I LOVE the earrings because they let the gold nugget really take over. 

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

The necklaces are all wire wrapped, and I experimented with different tones. I stayed away from gold because I wanted it to contrast with the rocks nicely, so I stuck to silver and copper.

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

As far as ease-of-creation: the earrings are a cinch. You can make ten pairs in ten minutes. The pendants will depend on your experience level with wire wrapping. Meaning, if you’ve never done it before, this is the perfect craft to try with. You will find, however, that there might be a bit of a learning curve. You might need to chuck a few tries before you come up with something nice. 

Since it’s such a budget-friendly jewelry making project, it’s a great one to learn on. 

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

If you’re a pro at wire-wrapping, you’ll probably go all-out and try things I wouldn’t dare to approach.  Either way, this is a fun jewelry making craft to try, and you’ll definitely enjoy wearing the finished product!

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

What you need to make gold nugget jewelry:

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How to make gold nugget jewelry:

1. Paint you rocks. When I made my pot of gold nuggets, I just did one ide. Here I finished painting them all around.

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

2. You now need to create a wire “cage” to hold your rock – I mean gold nugget. Lay a piece of wire over it.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

3. Wrap it around the rock, and then continue with one side at a time. Wrap it around so that it creates an aesthetically-pleasing pattern that will securely hold your nugget.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

4. When you are satisfied, bring one side up to where you want the loop to be (where you want it to hang), and twist it around whichever wire is there to “cement” it into place.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

5. Form a loop, and twist what’s left around the base of the loop. Do this with both sides of your wire (to finish it off) and trim.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

6. If you need to, use your pliers to “squish” the wire along the rock and to push in your sharp ends. This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

7. If you’d like to add another color, simply wrap it around the base, wrap your wrock, and finish it off around the base of your loop again.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

8. Alternatively, you can start with a loop and wrap only one side around the gold nugget.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

Just create your loop, wrap so that it holds the rock, and bring the wire back around the loop.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

9. Snap your pendant bail onto the loop and string it onto a chain.

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

10. For the earrings: simply find two similarly sized rocks with a decent flat side on the back. Glue on a flat pad ear stud in a place that will sit comfortably on the ear. Allow it to dry completely.This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

That’s it! Your beautiful gold nugget jewelry set is ready to wear – or to gift!

 

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes. This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes. This DIY gold nugget jewelry is so easy to make and one of the cheapest jewelry making tutorials I've seen! Such an easy rock craft and teaches basic wire wrapping to make the pendants. The earrings take literally five minutes.

 

 

Enjoy, and don’t forget to comment or visit my Facebook page with any variations, with your photos, or with any questions!

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