Introduction: Pencil Necklace
Jewelry made from colorful pencils is a lot of fun! This beautiful piece of jewelry is sexy and simple to create. The colorful necklace can be used as a statement piece or a unique gift. Let's get started...
What you will need:
- Colorful Pencils
Necklace Chord or Wire
1/16 drill bit
Step 1: Plan Your Design
Open pack of pencils and arrange the pencils how you want them to look.
Note: Make sure your pencil design in an area where the pencils will not move.
Step 2: Prepare Your Cuts and Holes
Mark the areas you will cut and drill.
Suggestion: Drill-hole marks should be approximately 1/4 inch from the smoothest end.
Step 3: Cut Your Pencils
Use saw to cut the pencils.
Warning: Using sharp tools is dangerous. Please make sure to have your fingers away from the blade and someone in close proximity in case of an emergency.
Step 4: Drill Holes
Use a 1/16 drill bit to drill a hole in each pencil.
Step 5: String Pencils
String the pencils with the necklace chord or wire.
Step 6: Determine Necklace Length
Cut the necklace to your desired length.
Note: 8 inches is usually an appropriate size for an adult.
Step 7: Secure Crimps
Fasten the string by securing the crimps
Step 8: Secure Clasps
Secure and tighten necklace loops and clasps with a pliers.
Step 9: Sharpen Pencils
Sharpen pencils to desired sharpness.
Note: If the pencils are undesirably sharp use a piece of paper or emery board to buff and flatten the tip.
Step 10: Clean and Wear
Wipe your stylish necklace off with water or acetone and show everyone your awesome new design.