5 Steps to making a unique low-cost necklace!

June 25th, 2010 § 3 comments

This is a step by step guide on how to turn any random object into a stylish and unique neckace!

1. First of all you will need to buy some chains. I found some really reasonable chains on ebay, you might need to buy about 10 to get a good deal, so why not make a few necklaces for yourself and then turn the rest into gifts for your friends!

2. The next thing you will need is some open jump rings, these can also conveniently be found on ebay. Open jump rings are circular wire rings with an opening, and can be used to attach your charm or random object to your chain. Sizes vary from about 2mm to 35mm, I’d recommend buying some 10mm rings as this size is likely to be big enough to attach your object to your chain without being too obvious!

3. The next thing to do is to have a look around your house for any charms that you may have, or any random object for that matter! I’ve used toy cars, broken watches, clock faces, old keys, old lockets, scrabble pieces and even a toy plane! If you can’t find these in your house, then have a look in charity shops or at your local car boot.

4. You will probably find that some of these objects already have small holes which you can use to put your open jump ring through, but a lot of them will probably need to have one added. The best way to do this is to use a small handheld drill, you never know you may have one at home somewhere, and use a small drill bit to create a hole.

5. Once the open jump ring is looped through the hole, use pliers (or tweezers!) to close the jump ring, and slide the charm/ object onto your chain. Your necklace is now ready to wear and you can be sure you won’t see anyone else wearing the same one as you!!

Here are some of the necklaces that I have made in the last few days, if one takes your fancy then you can buy it here.

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