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Picture of DIY Lego Jewelry
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Necklaces, bracelets and earrings made with Legos are beyond easy to make and a great way to reuse your favorite childhood toy. :D

The last picture shows a huge batch of necklaces I made in one day!

I have a ton of necklaces up for sale in my etsy shop if you'd like one: making jiggy on etsy!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need...

Picture of What you'll need...
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For the earrings:
  • posts + backs (sold in bulk at most craft stores)
  • Legos of desired size
  • Aleene's Platinum Bond 7800 glue OR E600 glue
Before someone asks - I recommend these glues because I've used them before in other projects (Playstation controller button earrings!) and I know that they work amazingly well to adhere metal and plastic. The bond will last for years - I made the controller button earrings over 6 years ago and they're still fine. Plus, both glues dry clear. :)

For the necklaces:
  • drill with a 1/16 bit
  • jump rings (sold in bulk at craft stores)
  • your choice of necklace chain (sold in bulk at craft stores)
  • clasps/closures for chain (also sold in bulk)
  • small selection of pliers
The necklaces allow for more customization, as you'll see. :)
davester8 months ago
Saw this site that has cool Lego Style watches

https://hidden-awesome.myshopify.com/
Gorgeous and you are wonderful dear :)
barista2 years ago
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jessyratfink (author)  barista2 years ago
It makes sense, but I don't think I can adopt it, ha! It's hard to change the way you talk about something when you and everyone you know has been calling them Legos for years and years. :P

It was very hard to be as consistent as I was. Very tricksy.
I respect you for not adopting it.

Barista spammed that same thing to a few other Instructables and his explanation isn't even that good since he doesn't mention that LEGO is a combination of two words and that LEGO is the trademark. When talking about the pieces branded as LEGO, referring to them as pieces of LEGO or a pile of LEGO is incorrect as well.
EchoJackpot2 years ago
Im making a buisness with these and i think they could rake in some money!
jessyratfink (author)  EchoJackpot2 years ago
To be honest, I haven't had much success with them. I've been selling the necklaces on etsy for 10 months now and hardly any takers... maybe 4 or 5 sold? Right now I've got them listed at $5 just hoping to get rid of them. :P

The earrings sell like crazy at craft fairs, though, if you do $2-3 a pair.

I think the internet is just too clogged with lego jewelry!
savagediana2 years ago
Hi, I've been wanting to make awesome LEGO jewelry for a while now, and I wondered if you might have any specific tips on drilling plastic?
monsterlego2 years ago
cool, i do this a lot with the huge Lego gears, and the Lego chains(you can adjust size that way) you can definitely go insane with this, great job!
amott12 years ago
I Have Just One Word For You :
A M A Z I N G
;D
jessyratfink (author)  amott12 years ago
Ha, thank you!
Looks fun. What if you wore two or three and connected the legos while you were wearing it?
jessyratfink (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
That would be really cute, I bet. I added legos to the larger white one while I was making it and it looked really neat.

I'm also thinking about using one of the larger flat base legos as a necklace - you could really customize that. :)
You could really go crazy and make huge Lego Bling!
Gold plated Lego bricks!

Great project! 5 out of 5!
SHIFT!2 years ago
Awesome! I imagine this is exactly the kind of thing that would do fantasic on Think Geek!