Introduction: A Star Ornament

I made this Star Ornament from an old Bicycle chain

Step 1: What to Do....

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I used an old bycicle chain.

I put it in a plasitc bottle and put some degreaser to it.

Shake the bottle and leave it like this for an hour.

Step 2: What You Need...

1. A bycicle chain

2. Chaintool ( to take out the little pin )

3. Plastic bottle

4. Degreaser

5. A jig to keep the star in place

6. CA Glue

7. A string or a piece of wire

Step 3: Lets Get Started

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To make the Stars.... your chain has to be 5 chain links long

Lay the chain into the chaintool and screw the pin out the chain link.

After the chain is loose you make a loop and put the pin back into the chains links.

Use the chaintool again.

Now you have a loop of 5 chain links.

Step 4: Lets Make the Star

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Lay the chain on the jig between the pins. So that you can fine tune your star.

Is your Star looking good .... use CA glue to hold the chain links together.

Wait till the glue is dry and your Star is ready.

Step 5: The Finishing Toutch....

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Make a small loop from a piece of wire to hang the Star in the Christmas tree.

Hope you injoy making it.

For full instructions you can watch the video


dhaykus0418 (author)2015-12-16

This is pretty cool, how would they look sprayed silver or gold?

hboom (author)dhaykus04182015-12-17

Well give it a try.... i love the steam punk look....

mlawing (author)2015-12-16

Nice! Very neat idea.

tkbrew (author)2015-12-14

where do you get the chain tool and how did you make your jig ?

hboom (author)tkbrew2015-12-14

I bought the chain tool at the local bycicle store... and the jif is just a piece of wood with some nails

KShauna86 (author)2015-12-13

this is a really cool way to recycle old chains! How many did you make with that one?

hboom (author)KShauna862015-12-13

Well I made 4 yet and still have some chain left. You just need 5 chain links for 1 star.

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