I can’t believe it’s almost December! I’ve definitely lost track of time this month. I’m going try to have some holiday posts up in the next few weeks and try to have more blogs coming out more frequently. This bohemian-inspired quartz crystal mobile is such a cute lil stocking stuffer or present for friends or family (or, you could just keep it for yourself…). Best of all, it’s super simple to make but totally looks more expensive than it is! I have so many of my friends comment on it when they come into my car. I also created a larger version with fairy lights for the living room, but the premise is exactly the same!
I purchased all these supplies from Michaels, but you can definitely find these elsewhere. I’ve linked them below:
Needle Nose Pliers
15mm Lobster Clasps (Optional)
6mm Jump Rings
Step 1: Take a crystal quartz stick bead and stick a piece of floral wire where the hole in the crystal is. You will then cut the floral wire, giving yourself at least 0.5-1 inch on each side.
Step 2: Bend the floral wire on either side so they meet in the middle. You will then begin twisting the wires together so they are intertwined making sure it is tight, but with a bit of room to be able to put the jump rings through.
Step 3: Use the wire cutters to cut off the excess wire.
Step 4: Use the needle nose pliers to bend the wire around even tighter, but still leaving enough room to put a jump ring through. You will want to make sure the wire loop is secure.
Step 5: This is what your wire loop should look like. Repeat Steps 1-4 with the rest of your crystal quartz (for this project, I used 7 pieces).
Step 6: Cut a piece of the gold chain link using the wire cutters. You can vary these lengths with each crystal piece. Using the needle nose pliers, open up a jump ring and loop it through one of the ends of the chain link.
Step 7: Still using the needle nose pliers, loop one of the open ends of the jump rings through the wire loop of one of the crystals.
Step 8: Bend the jump ring closed with the needle nose pliers.
Step 9: Use another jump ring on the other end of the chain link and use this attach the chain to the underside of the grapevine wreath and secure close. This part can be a bit tricky, I tried to locate the thin grapevine pieces and attach it to those. Then repeat Steps 6-9
Step 10: Cut another piece of the chain link off and use two jump rings on either end. Attach one side to the top of the grapevine wreath. On the other side, attach a lobster clasp to the jump ring. Using a lobster clasp makes it easier to attach and balance the mobile.
And voila! You are done!
You can hang these up anywhere. Personally, I hang mine in my car because I think it looks so pretty in the sunshine when I’m driving. If you want to get even more creative, you can use larger grapevine wreaths, different colored chain link or even different types of crystals.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial, let me know if you’ll be trying to make this during the holiday season!