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Simple Lego Necklace

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After reading Carleyy's blog I was inspired to take up her challenge to make Lego jewelry.
These are really simple to make and the pieces can be changed around to create a different look.  I made two different types. One consists of a backing that you can add different pieces on to decorate it.  The second is created by drilling a hole through some 2x2 bricks and stringing jewelry cord through it .
 
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Step 1: Material and Tools

  • Lego*
  • Jewelry head pins or jump rings
  • Chain/jewelry cord
  • Drill
  • Needle nose pliers
*If you want to buy pieces in unique shapes and colours you can probably find them
at http://www.bricklink.com/index.asp.

Step 2: Choose backing

Picture of Choose backing
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back2.jpg
For the necklace backing I used a Lego plate.  They are thinner than the Lego bricks and come in various sizes, shapes and colours making it a great canvas in which to build your necklace on.

Step 3: Prepare backing

To prepare the plate first determine which side it will hang from the chain.  I decided to do the corner.  Using a 1/16 drill bit (I used my Dremel for this), drill a hole through the edge of the plastic of your Lego piece.  Holding the piece in a vice for drilling will help you get a straight, clean hole and keep your fingers safe.

Next take a jewelry head pin or a jump ring and pass it through the hole.  If you are using a head pin, you will need to bend the pin with needle nose pliers and cut off the excess.  Now you can attach the chain.

Step 4: Front pieces

I added smaller pieces to the backing plate to decorate the necklace.  You can use smaller plates (1x1,1x2,2x2,1x4, etc) of different colours, tiles for a finished look, and transparent, hinged, or flowers pieces too.  The key is arranging them in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Jayefuu3 years ago
These are cool :D I too like the fish one, and also the one with R2D2's head on it. :D
ChrysN (author)  Jayefuu3 years ago
Thanks, the fish one is my favorite too.
Jayefuu Jayefuu3 years ago
(PS enter it into the dadcando contest!)
tesla943 years ago
They look great! My favorite is the fish looking one, but it flashes by too quickly to see it very well.
Jayefuu tesla943 years ago
There's a still picture in step 5 if you still want to see it.
ChrysN (author)  tesla943 years ago
Thanks!
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