It looks like I become a little obsesed with picks lately :D

I got a new idea of making a jewelry, which can be also useful for something. I created this pendant from wire, which is holding a detachable plectrum inside.

Things you'll need:

- pencil and paper
- plectrum
- wire (you can use a different type of wire. I used really tight one (I make a chainmail armor of it..) so I coudln't make exact pattern I designed)
- pliers
- ring ( you will find here how to make one )
- leather or chain or something to hang a pendant on


Draw down your plectrum and design your pattern 

- cut a piece of wire and start forming it

- attach a metal ring and hang it on a leather string

- (you can slightly upgrade your design as I did, because of tough wire)

- You can also paint it, but I like the metalic look of the wire

- insert your pick into the pendant

- proudly wear it! (and when you meet a lovely lady just pull it out and play)

That's all! ;)

If you have any questions or ideas etc. just write a comment!
TheDoctorr made it!1 month ago

love that idea! :D

This is great! My wife is a bass player, and has a pick that was hand delivered via roadie to her by Mike Inez at a show. She carries it everywhere with her...this would be a great gift for her, so she can wear it and see it everyday. Thanks for the inspiration!
This is sick man! Now I'll never lose my picks. Thanks
Where do you get both of those things. Well the wire I have a pretty good feeling you get a pick at a music shop
Eldalote (author)  mermaid jemma1 year ago

Well...I bought about 17kg (I made an armor O:-) ) of wire at my local ironmongery, but some bigger hardware stores should have it too. But I recommend you to use some softer wire than I did. And like you said, you can buy picks at music shop ;) But I ordered mine from eshop (it was a pack of 24pcs for about 2-3$). I wish you good luck! :)

Wow this is awesome! If only I had wire. And a pick! ;)
Eldalote (author)  mermaid jemma1 year ago

Thank you :)

BARKing1 year ago
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Eldalote (author)  BARKing1 year ago

That's nice! Does the plectrum go out easily? I should get myself a copper wire too !

Yes it is easy to remove but it won't fall out either. Thanks for the insperation.

loafers1 year ago
my local music shop has these beautiful wooden plectrums. I find the feel of them lovely when in use, but I reckon they would also look beautiful in this. May make a fantastic gift for a musically obsessed friend or partner.
Eldalote (author)  loafers1 year ago

Great idea! I must try it.. But I think I haven't seen wooden picks at my local music shop :(

Eldalote (author)  Eldalote1 year ago

I must say thank you one more time. I made a wooden pick (http://www.instructables.com/id/Raven-beak-wooden-guitar-pick/) more for a decoration than for playing, and it looks just awesome wraped around with wire! (sorry for bad quality photo)


I was going to make one like this too but the thin wood I had on hand had the wrong grain direction and was a bit soft. I will split some maple to try it on tonight maybe.

BARKing1 year ago
My son loved the idea so here is what we made today. Because we used copper wire I soldered the rings closed for extra security.
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Eldalote (author)  BARKing1 year ago

wow, man that's cool! I love the design! :)

Ami97021 year ago

That looks very cool...

Eldalote (author)  Ami97021 year ago

thanks :)

tawnyagirl1 year ago
This is so badass and I think easy enough for me to do!! Ty!! My sons plays and I am going to attempt to make him one. :)
Eldalote (author)  tawnyagirl1 year ago

Thank you! Hope he'll think it's badass too! :D

I'm also obsessed with picks! I really love them. I have lots and I use them to make jewelry and, of course, to play the guitar. Once I went to a guitar shop to buy one, and I was wearing a guitar pick earring, and the guy there asked me: Do you want me to wrap it or are you going to hang it on your ear right away??

Eldalote (author)  Kozmicblues691 year ago

Wow, cool story! :D You're lucky...Guy at the music shop in my town is always rude :/

Now if I played guitar, this would be my kind of pick holder! Though I just like it as a pendant anyway :)

Eldalote (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

Thank you! I like it too :D

ChrysN1 year ago


Eldalote (author)  ChrysN1 year ago

Thanks! :)