DIY Roman Numeral Necklace

September 24, 2015

Yesterday I realized Greg and I are getting married in two weeks. I can’t believe the entire planning process is about to come to an end, and we will be MARRIED. I am trying to live in the moment, and not use the term “I can’t wait”, but I. Can’t. Wait. 

I am getting so excited to celebrate with all of our closest friends and family members. We have a hike planned, a cocktail party, the wedding, and a brunch. It’s going to be an entire weekend of fun. 

I have loved this necklace for a long time, but when I saw the metal blank bar on Darby Smart, I knew I wanted to make my own! I stamped our wedding date into the necklace, and absolutely love it, I haven’t taken it off since I made it. 


Get the entire kit here!

  • Cable Chain 
  • Metal Stamping Bar Blank
  • Metal Stamping Alphabet 
  • Metal Stamping Block and Hammer
  • Jewelry Findings (lobster clasp, jump rings)
  • Permanent Marker

Step 1: Starting with the middle numeral, stamp the letter into the metal bar. To stamp: place the metal bar onto the stamping block (important), then holding the letter in place, use your hammer to firmly stamp into the metal, make sure not to move the stamp as you hammer. Repeat until all of your letters are stamped into place. To find out what numerals you should use for your special date, you can visit this website.

Step 2: Cover the letters with permanent marker, then quickly wipe off. This is optional.

Step 3: Measure the length of your chain, and cut to length. Then cut the chain exactly in half. At one end of the chains, use jump rings to attach the metal bar to the chain. 

Step 4: Finally, attach a jump ring, and lobster clasp to the other end of the necklace. 


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