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Lego Jewels - 6 Customizable Lego Jewelry Designs

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I hit up the Lego store recently and went a little crazy. Here are 6 pieces I created (many are highly customizable) and how to do it yourself. For those Lego purists out there, I have to warn you that there is mass mutilation of Legos in this instructable. Continue only if you can handle Legos being used NOT as intended. 
 
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Step 1: Transformable Ring

Supply List:

Dremel with sanding and cutting bits (or hacksaw blade and sandpaper)
Heat gun (boiling water might work as well)
2x2 plate legos (2)
hard/14 gauge (-ish) wire
1x8 plate lego (This size is barely big enough for my pinky. If you want it to fit a larger finger, scale this lego up accordingly)

Steps: 

* Use a dremel or hacksaw to cut notches into the sides of the 1x8 plate
* Heat up the 1x8 with the heat gun until you can bend it into a "U" shape. Wear gloves to protect your hands from burning. If you don't have a heat gun, placing it in boiling water for a few seconds might work.)
* Cut a piece of wire that fits snuggly into the first set of "bumps" at the top of the "U"
* Place one of the 2x2 plates into a vice and cut a "ditch" into the back that is big enough to fit the wire.
* Because the longest plate I had was 1x8, I had to shave down the second 2x2 to allow my finger to fit. If you have a longer plate, you can skip this step.
* Sandwich the wire between the two 2x2 plates
* Fit the 2x2s with the wire into the 1x8
* Decorate

See the inspiration for this ring here.

Step 2: Chain Necklace

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I love this one because the legos are also the clasp

Supply List

2x2 bricks (x2)
chain
drill
jump rings
pliers

Steps

* drill holes as seen in pic
* attach jump rings
* attach chain
* decorate

See the inspiration for this necklace here.
watchmeflyy3 months ago

All these designs are gorgeous!

amonj021 year ago
Wouldn't the step earrings hurt? I mean they look totally AWESOME but they look too heavy.
Brooklyntonia (author)  amonj021 year ago
They're very light actually. They shouldn't weigh more than one "standard" Lego (12-1x2 plates = 1-2x4 brick) Additionally you wouldn't have to worry about them getting caught on something and hurting your ear, because it would most likely pull the bricks apart first.
Great work! My favourite are the heat-bend earrings, I've never seen anything like that before.
Brooklyntonia (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Thanks! I figured the only way to do something new with Lego was to mutilate them, and I'm glad I did.
I am going to buy a Lego set today, just can not resist anymore :[). Thank you so much for sharing. You are awesome.