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Birdcage Necklace

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This necklace would be more glittering in the evening.
 
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Step 1: You will need

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1 crochet hook
2 white color of yarn
3 chain
4 5mm LED (white)
5 LED cap (blue)
6 3V coin cell battery
7 vinyl tape

and scissors, needle..

Step 2: Tape the LED to the battery

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Tape the LED leads to the battery (the longer lead touching positive + and the shorter lead touching negative - of the battery ).
Keep the tape very tight.

Using the blue color of LED cap, necklace's light will be more subtle and when it's completed it looks like a Bluebird of Happiness!

Step 3: Crochet

Cover the battery and LED in single crochet.

Step 4: Crochet a bird cage


mslaynie2 years ago
I absolutely LOVE this!! It's beautiful and a bit magical! You've got me thinking of ways to accomplish something similar using wire wrapping...
pbiehler3 years ago
I love this so much. Makes me feel like I can catch a fairy and keep it all to myself. ^.^ It seems to be easy but the only thing is the battery needs to be able to be changed after it is spent. I was wondering if there could be like a small latch at the bottom of the cage where the batteries can pop out and be changed. If I can get the time to crochet it I will try and work on that and see if I can come up with something with it. When I do I will be sure to let ya know so ya can add it to the pattern photos and all. ^.~ Happy Crocheting hun. Love yer work. ^.~
yosyam (author)  pbiehler3 years ago
Thank you so for your comment!
I actually did small improvement that I can do switch-on and off the light of this necklace using a tiny switch. But in this case, I need to do soldering. It's a bit pain for me...explaining it in English here ;p.
I'll try to show it with decent text and images soon!
pbiehler yosyam2 years ago
^.^ well it is very pretty and really fun lookin for a person like myself that likes Mystical. ^.^ I am sorry to give you aggravation on having to type in another language. You have a great time Crafting hun. ^.^
ulab3 years ago
Can you give us a little more info on the stitching? What is an "sc"? :-)
pbiehler ulab3 years ago
SC = single crochet. ^.~
'sc' means second crochet. If you get any crochet book it should give all of the abbreviations you should need to know
It's kinda difficult to get a book with english abbreviations here in Germany ;-)

But I'll have a look with Google...

Thanks.
yosyam (author)  Junebugbanjo3 years ago
Sorry! I used 'sc' meant "single crochet". I'll correct it later.

Congrattulations! Very beautifull and delicate work! And very detailed instructable too. Hope to see more like this!
zoneykid3 years ago
Anyone else reminded of The Wheel of Time series when they see this?
I haven't read Robert Jordan although I recognized the title. I was actually thinking this might be an interesting way to do the wisp (name escapes me at the moments) that Kahlan Amnell uses to cross the barrier in the Legend of the Seeker / Sword of Truth 'verse.
spiker5463 years ago
does it not turn off?
yosyam (author)  spiker5463 years ago
No it doesn't. I want to improve it by the use of switch actually.
gemtree yosyam3 years ago
It would be cool if you could use the necklace chain opened and closed to turn it on and off. Is that possible?
Eirinn gemtree3 years ago
With the use of some conductive thread this should be easily doable :)
yosyam (author)  Eirinn3 years ago
I must try it next time :)
gemtree yosyam3 years ago
Nylon coated wire would work. Make a connector that is protected from contact with the skin. Still musing on that one. You can crochet some of those. :D
Can you tell me, 1. where do you get the led and battery , parts etc?
Secondly, I crochet but yours is gorgeous. What a talent you haveand so creative...
2. how big is the final size?
3.How do you turn the light off and on?
blessings,
grace
yosyam (author)  fibersofgrace3 years ago
I got them Akihabara in Japan:) I wonder if you know there?
Akizukidenshi, the most poplar shop in Japan among the people who love technology :)
Eirinn yosyam3 years ago
Akihabara is a nice place, i stayed in the Asakusa district when i visited Japan. I will have to visit Akizukidenshi next time i visit :D
SaraHawk3 years ago
Is this like 1/2" diameter battery? How long will the battery last if on continuously?
It is really awesome, I love it!
yosyam (author)  SaraHawk3 years ago
Well, mine lasted almost one week. yes, it's very short....wink like fireflies :)
SaraHawk yosyam3 years ago
I think that a week is a good amount of time. I bought LED pin that only lasted 4 hours. :-)
Suslee3 years ago
How long does the battery last?
Ghostgoku3 years ago
I must say that is absolutely beautiful.......are you going to figure a way not only to turn it off and on.....but a way to change out the battery?
hammer98763 years ago
Great birdcage! And congratulations on being featured!
MsJaxFla3 years ago
Wow, it is just the most beautiful and creative necklace I have seen since my own mother quit being able to create.... love it.
rainbowlory3 years ago
it looks like tinker bells house....... its lovely
scoochmaroo3 years ago
You should enter this in the DIY Wedding contest too! I'd love to wear something like this :D
yosyam (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you! I'm glad you think so :)
Leosmama3 years ago
this is wonderful!!
19charbel963 years ago
cool!!!
chaoszerom3 years ago
Is it just me, or does this remind anyone of the Rouge Agent books by K.E.Mills?
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