Introduction: Fishing Lure Necklace

The tackle shop sells a number of realistic-looking critters. Faux fish come in several, stylish colors.


faux-fish fishing lure
wire cutters
scissors, as usual.

Step 1: Cut the Hook

Squish the fish's body down the hook so that the wire's end will be recessed inside the fish once cut. Cut with wire cutters. Careful that the hook doesn't fly off when you cut it.

Step 2: Bead On...

Tie the thread through the hook's eye on the head of the fish.

Bead as desired and tie the clasp to the end. The clasp will hook securely around the thin part of the fish's tail.


Wynd made it!(author)2013-04-27

OMG :D I've seen all those gorgeous lures in the shops and have wanted to buy them for years! Never had a reason to...until now ;) Glad I am not the only one thinking realistic fish draped around my neck [or other parts of my body], would be a wicked cool idea ;D

Katie27 made it!(author)2008-06-23

How did you come up with the idea??

ficklepixel made it!(author)2008-06-23

Just before making this necklace, I was making fishing lure earrings that use spinners. Of course, next to the spinners are these great jelly fish. I've always loved the jelly fish lures, and this one matched the abalone beads my mother had given me. I suppose it just all fell together.

Katie27 made it!(author)2008-06-25

That's really cool how you use lures for jewelry!

Lithium+Rain made it!(author)2007-05-14

Heh. Your first pic, when viewed at the top of this page, looks kinda like a hamburger! Nice necklace, though!

duct_tape_masta made it!(author)2008-06-18

lol its true

Dirk5 made it!(author)2008-05-25

use Rapala lures and bend the trebs down to secur them i used 6 jointed raps

thumbelina made it!(author)2007-07-05

cool! and really simple to make it looks like. how creative! nice job

AphroditeIX made it!(author)2007-05-13

That's so cute! I want to make one :)

icedog515 made it!(author)2007-04-24

thats cool and i dont see hows its "EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!", jdog1.

Crash2108 made it!(author)2006-12-19

I hear those fake fish are toxic.

Tool+Using+Animal made it!(author)2006-12-19

There is a serious amount of plasticizers in those things, in a tackle box you have to keep them separate from the hardbody lures because they will dissolve them.

Sgt.Waffles made it!(author)2007-04-03

Eh? Im pretty sure you are wrong. The only thing they are coated with is scent, and maybe they are impregnated with salt. If they "dissolve" plastic, then why do they come in a plastic bag, and sit in a plastic tackle box? Mine sit in between my crankbaits and my poppers. No problems at all.

ARVash made it!(author)2007-04-22

you have to keep them away from the fake worm lures, but that's about it.. And those things dissove from just about any kind of oil . :O

Sgt.Waffles made it!(author)2007-04-03

IM SHOCKED! That is a waste of a perfectly good swimbait! But its for a good cause.

lew made it!(author)2007-01-15

At least you de-hooked them :)

Check out my new online tackle shop!

ficklepixel made it!(author)2006-12-28

The fish has a great feeling--nice and jiggly without being gummy. I havent had any problems with it effecting the shell and glass beads, and the weight and hook (presumably the lead part) are not exposed to the skin. That said, I'll do my best not to suck on it.

mazeway made it!(author)2006-12-28

Fishing lures are chock full o' lead. It looks wicked cool, but don't suck on it, hard as that may be to resist.

SquirrelBrained made it!(author)2006-12-19

It's so pretty. But I was wondering if the fish is kind of sticky? It sounds like it might be from your description.

jdog1 made it!(author)2006-12-19


canida made it!(author)2006-12-19

This is awesome! Since I want one for Christmas, you should definitely add it to the Homemade Gifts contest.

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