Introduction: K'Nex Necklace

I love jewelry! Not the gold and diamonds type, but gigantic, statement, art pieces.

Jewelry that really says something, like "I support local artists!" or "I'm a non-conformist!" or "I like cats!" or as this piece clearly states "I'm a grown *** woman who plays with K'Nex... and also probably likes cats.. and absolutely, positively, may have been a Samurai in her past live... probably...."

Would you like to people the think you were a Samurai once? Then read on my friend. Read on.

Step 1: Collect Your Pieces

For this very simple, yet super-awesome necklace, I used:

  • 6 small black rods
  • 5 slightly bigger yellow rods
  • 6 grey connectors
  • 3 black connectors
  • silver spray paint
  • a silver chain
  • acrylic jewels
  • glue
  • needle nosed pliers

First, spray paint the grey and yellow pieces silver. Make sure you have them in a small, walled off area to paint because the pressure of the spray paint will send the rods flying!

Of course you should not be in a small walled off area! Always spray paint in a well ventilated room, or outside.

Step 2: Attach the Pieces

Attach your K'Nex together in the shape of the pendant.

Next, open a loop of the chain to put around one of the black connectors. I needed to take the connector off to see it properly as it was a tight squeeze! If your chain has small loops then attach a jump ring to the end and connect that part to the pendant.

Each side of the chain is about 5.5".

*My chain was broken to begin with, but if yours isn't you can cut it in the center with wire snips.*

Step 3: Add Bling!

The jewels are then glued to the center of each connector, and on the silver rods wherever they connect to a connector.

*At first I was only going to do the black ones, but when I'm put in charge of the "sparkly bits", things get out of hand quickly! I think I showed some restraint though. Well, compared to some other projects. *

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Lolman4000 (author)2015-05-28

I wonder how it would look with Googly eyes instead of jewls...

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seamster (author)2015-05-26

Nice! It's fun to see knex used in unique ways like this!

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Pegasaurus (author)seamster2015-05-26

Thanks. It's been a real conversation starter!

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