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I've been wanting to make this for a while and I've finally found the time to do it.  This necklace only takes beads and paperclips to make and is fairly simple.  You are just making the same thing over and over again and then hooking those things together. 

Hope you like it :)
 
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Step 1: What You Need

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Here is what you are going to need to get started.

Supplies:

* You can use any beads you want, but your paperclip cut lengths will probably be different then.

Step 2: Getting Your Paperclips Ready

You need to start off by straightening the paperclips.  Use the needle nose pliers and carefully unbend all of the paperclips you need.  I used about 10 paperclips total.  Once they are straight, you are going to need to cut them to size.  I will show in the next step how to tell how big you want them, or you can cut one and see how it works and then go from there.

Mine were just under 1.5 in. or 3.7 cm. long.  So I was able to get 2 pieces out of each paperclip with a bit leftover.
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pfisk3 made it!2 months ago
And I made a second one for my little sister! (:
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Penolopy Bulnick (author)  pfisk32 months ago

They both look awesome! Nice job :D

pfisk3 made it!2 months ago
I just made this and used a clasp and jump rings I already had, and I think it turned out beautiful! Thank you for the instructable, it's such a great idea!
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as91 year ago
SO pretty! SO simple! It's so amazing you can do that with only paper clips, beads, and some pliers! You did a wonderful job! Keep it up! PS: I like the beads you chose. They all go together and don't look bad. You couldn't top that! Nobody could! It's too beautiful to make any better!
chazortiz1 year ago
WOW simple yet so charming this was a great !
lrohret1 year ago
Very elegant! Love it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lrohret1 year ago
Thank you, I was really happy with how it turned out :)
jennybotha1 year ago
This is lovely-- and so easy !!! thanks Sweetie. Appreciate.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jennybotha1 year ago
Thanks :) Glad you like it!
Love it! I am going to have to try this...especially with a business name like The Brass Paperclip Project. LOL
Thank you! It is rather cute for how simple looking it is!
maenumania1 year ago
I liked that idea so much that I tried it yesterday by myself, not for me of course, and after that I showed it to my girlfriend and she almost didn't believed that's made of paperclips.
Thank you for that great idea!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  maenumania1 year ago
Thanks! I hope your girlfriend is able to do it and has fun making it :)
themoose641 year ago
This is very pretty. The only paperclip necklaces I've made are the one where you just clip the paper clips together. Your necklace is WAY COOLER!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  themoose641 year ago
Thank you very much :D
This looks brilliant, its hard to see that it has been made with paperclips, kinda professional looking. My daughter loves making stuff like this. :-))
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  pussiedoctor1 year ago
Thanks! I hope she gives this a try :)
1inspirit2 years ago
VERY CLEVER. TO STICK TO JUST "OFFICE SUPPLIES" YOU MIGHT TRY MAKEING PAPER BEADS. NOT AS FAST, OF COURSE, BUT VERY LITTLE MONETARY OUTPUT AND ROLLING THE BEADS CAN BE RELAXING ON A RAINY DAY KEEP UP THE BEAUTIFUL WORK!
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Penolopy Bulnick (author)  1inspirit2 years ago
Thanks! I've never tired paper beads before, but I have been wanting to. Maybe it's time to give that a try :)
agis682 years ago
cool and cheap!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  agis682 years ago
Very cheap! Especially if you get the paperclips from work and the beads for cheap from Michael's or a used craft store!
minnix2len2 years ago
it is easier to just use head/loop pins.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  minnix2len2 years ago
Yes, but not as fun :)
onrust2 years ago
pepe and cheap......I love it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  onrust2 years ago
Thanks :)
canucksgirl2 years ago
That's really pretty, especially for paperclips! Nicely done. :-)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Thank you :) I loved how the beads looked together and the pattern!
How great! Yes, doodlecraft- I too buy jewelry "supplies" all the time :-(. This looks great! Can't tell at all that it's paper clips. Since I'm an old-timer jewelry folk - a suggestion for everyone.

How many times have I cut a wire too short for the second loop :-(! And as you said, Penolopy, you can unbend it and measure. What I do is I save the first one I get right and use that as a "model" or sample. I then measure the rest against that one and use that one for the last set of beads.

You can actually make one loop and measure and cut for a bunch of links to be "pre-ready" for the beads and linking up! I just know the zillions of mistakes I've made over the years and am more than willing to share to save anyone else a bit of time (or maybe $).

Again, it looks beautiful. Great tutorial ♥
Great tips!
darrennie2 years ago
Awesome job, my niece is going to love this as she is aways making paperclip jewelry. Thanks.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  darrennie2 years ago
Awesome! I'd love to see if she makes it!
shazni2 years ago
Oh yes...this is beautiful...Next time i would do beads too!
Way to go Nicole :-D

I agree with you shahanak... it is elegant...i guess i wanted everything to be with only office supplies...hence i omitted the trappings :-)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thanks! Yeah, I've been thinking of doing this necklace for a while now and I decided to use the Office Supplies Contest as an excuse to finally do it!
shahanak2 years ago
It's very elegant...i just told shazni so :-) as she has done something similar but without beads

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Sprite-Hairstyle-and-jewelry/?ALLSTEPS
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  shahanak2 years ago
Yes, I saw hers, so cute!
rrkrose2 years ago
This doesn't even look like paperclips! Mind=Blown! When I used to make necklaces out of paperclips it was just a bunch of paperclips strung together. :P
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  rrkrose2 years ago
Thanks! I was really happy with the result!
sunshiine2 years ago
Beautiful! I will try this with some glass beads that I have. Probably as a winter project.Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks, it's pretty fun to do and goes fast once you get the hang of it :)
Lady this is awesome! Can't even tell it was made with paperclips. :D
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