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Keyboard Domino Pendant

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This project takes a steady hand and some patience, but it's inexpensive and requires no special tools. It takes about an hour and a half of work, plus an overnight to dry. 

I made this project at TechShop San Francisco
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

-Miniature dominoes - a pack of 28 can be purchased at a game store for $3.95
-Black thread*
-Black cardstock/paper
-X-acto knife
-Mod Podge or other decoupage 
-3D Crystal Lacquer
-Aanraku jewelry bails - found at stained glass shops and online
-E-6000 adhesive
-Chain

* Synthetic thread will not fray and will give you sharper lines between your white keys. Cotton thread simply looks like thread and has a more DIY look. 

Step 2: White Keys

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-Prime the domino with a substantial coat of decoupage.
-While it's still wet, wind the thread a few times around on the left side of the domino to keep the thread anchored.
-Then cross the thread along the back of the domino (photo #3) to the right side to start the wrapping that will become the white keys.
-Keep winding at about 1/16 inch increments until your even white keys reach the anchor winding. Unravel the anchor and continue wrapping until you have even white keys along the entire domino.
-Wrap the thread around the domino a few extra times to keep the thread in place and apply a thin layer of decoupage. Set aside and allow to dry.

Step 3: Cut Black Keys

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-To cut the black keys, set a straight edge along a piece of paper and cut a long thin strip of black paper. You may be tempted to cut it wider than it should be.
-Cut into segments longer than you will want the keys to be. You'll be trimming the black keys off the top of the domino so don't worry about their exact length. 
sinnot1 year ago
I made this keyboard dominoe pendant and it looks just like the picture.
malibini1 year ago
This is really cool! i will definitelly make it!
Snoopy12341 year ago
This is really clever. Ill have to make it some time.
Belzebebpr3 years ago
VERY VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!!!! Great job, awesome idea, i can't wait to try it... not sure what decoupage is, but then again, i've never done anything like this. I guess i can find it an an art store? I'm not much of a diy-jeweler, but i love music so i want this :D
decoupage is another way to say Modge Podge :] its puzzle glue
Is it white glue? vinyl glue?
White glue. Goes on white like elmers glue and drys clear. Its a lot sturdier than elmers :)
MicioGatta2 years ago
Really nice!!!!!!
TabbyDeAnne2 years ago
I LOVE THIS! My mother in low plays the piano and use to teach it. I'm going to make her one of these! Great 'ible!
nmcdonald52 years ago
I am a pianist, and an artist.... LOVE THIS!!! :)
BarginsTech3 years ago
Well done! I love the idea! Its so easy to get all these items and such a fine look! Will so try this :D
Mrballeng3 years ago
Love it!
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