Introduction: A Steampunk Necklace for the Mad Scientist
Dear Steampunks, dear Followers
This time I would like to show you something very simple. A few days ago I had an important date with a friend and my daily worn Steampunk necklace was broken. During the cleanup in my Laboratory I found a nice old vacuum tube from 1948 and a brass nozzle from an old bakery. A new idea was quick born: "The Steampunk Necklace for the Mad Scientist"...
Step 1: The Few Things You Will Need...
- an old vacuum tube, not too big, because the small ones are a lot stronger!!
- a nozzle from a bakery or a piece of copper tube, may you have some copper fittings in the correct size
- a leather ribbon or something similar
- a Hot Glue Gun, sandpaper and a drill machine
Step 2: 15 Minutes From Start to Finish
To build this kind of necklace you will need not more than 30 minutes. My first one I created in just 10 minutes, that's why this small project is ideal for the beginner in the Steampunk Maker World.
There are only three very easy steps to follow.
Clean the tube and bend the metal pins softly so that they are not straight anymore. Check the picture.
Clean the brass nozzle or a piece from an old copper tube and drill two holes in it. Then use sandpaper to raughening the inside of the nozzle or tube. Clean the inside good with alcohol.
Hold the tube with the pins upside and place the nozzle or tube piece on it. Hold it with one finger or use tape to hold it on place. Take the Hot Glue Gun and fill the tube or nozzle with tube, so that the pins are covered.
Even the nozzle/tube becomes very hot, I prefer to work manually, means without tape. Because it's easier to see if the tube and the nozzle are perfect aligned. As long as the glue is warm you can still correct it.
That's it !!!
Your Steampunk Necklace is almost finished. I used a leather ribbon to finish it, because it looks steampunky and high grade.
So, I hope I could give you some new ideas. Please add your pictures of your own creations. I'm very curious.
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