How To Make a Crystal Necklace

  1. What is the Right Crystal Necklace for You?
  2. Step-by-Step Guide on Making a Crystal String Necklace DIY
  3. Enjoy Your DIY Gem Necklace 

Crystals are powerful tools that enhance our lives and provide us with healing and spiritual growth. We can use crystals in different ways, from feng shui to chakra healing. Creating jewelry with them enhances your connection with the stones and allows you to have their powers wherever you go. 

In this crystal necklace DIY guide, we will look at a simple way to make a crystal necklace with string. Creating a crystal holder necklace is a fantastic activity suitable for anyone, regardless of how crafty you are!

You can create a DIY crystal necklace out of a range of stones, though certain crystals are not appropriate to use. Stones with toxic qualities or a low MOHS rating are to be avoided. 

What is the Right Crystal Necklace for You?

Before creating your DIY gem necklace, you must find the right crystal for you! All healing stones bring their own unique energy into your life, and it’s good to consider what you want to enhance in your life. 

Let’s look at the crystals that you can make into necklaces and their benefits. 


A tumbled Amethyst crystal on a white background

Amethyst provides you with protection and stress relief. It also balances emotions and promotes spiritual awareness. It is a great stone to wear as a DIY gem necklace, as it helps you stay safe from negative energy and boosts your connection with higher vibrational frequencies. 

Rose Quartz 

Rose Quartz Crystal on a white background

Rose Quartz connects with the Heart Chakra and brings love and kindness into your life. It enhances feelings of peace and tranquility. Wearing it as a long necklace means that it will connect with your Heart Chakra and harmonize with it. 


polished Citrine crystal on a white background

Citrine attracts success and prosperity into your life, enhancing confidence and motivation. It is also a great stone to boost your creativity and self-expression. Wear a Citrine necklace to boost your energy and bring forth abundance. 

Black Tourmaline 

Black tourmaline on a white background

Black Tourmaline is a protective stone that deflects negative energy, creating a shield around the wearer. It also boosts feelings of courage and stability. Use a Black Tourmaline necklace to feel grounded and protected from negativity and psychic attacks. 

Clear Quartz 

clear quartz on a white background

Clear Quartz neutralizes negative energy and regulates emotions. It also can be used to enhance spiritual growth and awareness. It is an excellent stone to work with when creating DIY crystal necklaces, as it promotes positive energy when worn. 

Lapis Lazuli

polished lapiz lazuli on white background

Lapis Lazuli enhances feelings of peace and harmony. It unlocks your inner truth and promotes confidence when worn. Because it connects with the Throat Chakra, it is the perfect stone to wear as a necklace to heal this chakra. 

A graphic table for what crystals to use as a crystal necklace

Step-by-Step Guide on Making a Crystal String Necklace DIY

Once you have picked your crystal out for your necklace, it is time to get crafting! By combining macrame with crystals, you can create a unique necklace to wear or give to someone you love.

To create this crystal holder necklace, you will need the following: 

  • A Crystal
  • String or Thread
  • Scissors
pair of string, citrine and scissor for making a crystal necklace

I am using a rough Citrine to make my macrame crystal necklace with orange embroidery thread. The embroidery thread was a bit difficult to work with, but I really like how the orange looks with the Citrine crystal!

Let’s go through the steps to create your own crystal string necklace. 

Step 1: Cut Your String 

The first thing you need to do is cut three lengths of string. They should be around 40 inches long, but it also depends on the size of the crystal and how long you want your necklace to be. I recommend cutting it longer than you think you want it, as you can always cut it short!

citrine chunk necklace preparation

Step 2: Fit Your String Around the Bottom of the Stone 

Once you have your string, it is time to make a holder for the base of your stone. Position your crystal how you want it then loop the string around its base and tie it with a noose knot. 

string attached to crystals bottom part

Step 3: Add the Other Pieces of String 

Attach your other two pieces of string to your loop. Try to make the distance between the three knots even, as it will create a secure base for your stone. Then fit your crystal snugly in the base you have made. 

string necklace net preparation

Step 4: Add Netting Around Your Stone

Now for the fiddly bit! Take different bits of thread from the different sections and tie them together. Work your way around the crystal, tying the thread and creating a net for your stone. If you are making your necklace with a rough crystal, it is helpful to work with the ridges and edges of the stone. This will help the stone stay in place when wearing it. 

string net hooked at the bottom part of citrine

The process of knotting and making the crystal netting can be challenging when trying to get the hang of it at first. But don’t worry if it doesn’t look even! The beauty of DIY jewelry is that every piece you make is unique and has its own style. 

Carry on knotting the string until you get to the top of the stone. 

string tied and align for precision cut

Step 5: Tie the Pieces of String 

Once you have reached the top of the stone, bring all the pieces of string together and tie them in a knot. Then what you do with the rest of the necklace is up to you! You could leave the string how it is or tie them at the top to complete the necklace. You may also wish to plait or knot the string. 

diy string necklace with citrine crystal chunk

Enjoy Your DIY Gem Necklace 

Creating jewelry with healing crystals is a fantastic way to connect with the stones and bring their energy into your life. Whether you are making a Black Tourmaline necklace for protection or a Citrine necklace to boost your creativity, there is a DIY gem necklace perfect for you!

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