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Golden Snitch Necklace

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Are you finding that it is just simply impossible to catch that snitch? Well, here you can make one and keep it on a chain around your neck. That's right, fellow Harry Potter fans, a snitch necklace!

To make one, you will need,
  ~A chain, along with the appropriate clasps. (Can be a necklace or a bracelet)
  ~2 Jump rings
  ~2 wing charms (I found mine at Walmart for $2, here they are online: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Metal-Wing-Charms/19231824)
  ~A gold bead
  ~A little piece of wire

Firstly, you will need to drill a hole in the wing charms, at the far end without the loop. Drill it as far out as you can.

Now that you have your wings ready, bend a piece of wire around one wing loop, curling the wire under itself so it can't scratch you.  Then put on your gold bead and bend it around the other wing loop. You now have your snitch.

Cut your necklace chain in two, so that you have two short pieces with a clasp part on each end. Open your jump ring and put on one end of the snitch and one part of the chain. Close and repeat on other side.

Put on and admire.
TheGeek19842 years ago
I liked this 'ible better than any wearable snitches to date. Last night I went to the closest Walmart, and unfortunately all I found in the way of wings were a pair of earrings, and the wings were black (part of a goth/punk trio I think). So I disassembled the earrings and I had a pair of wings! I chose to punch the holes out rather than drill them, and I split the first one. So I superglued it (not very pretty). Overall though, I think it turned out fine.
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pie popper (author)  TheGeek19842 years ago
It looks great! You did an awesome job of using what you could get. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! Unfortunately I won't be able to wear it for fear of breaking my repair, but I have about 15 extra beads, so I'm going to make a new one, maybe a few more, then I'll have one to wear. As for this one, I chose to leave it on the display card I made for it, and I printed up a definition and quote from the book to attach underneath it. I also included a link to your 'ible on the bottom.
ffcabral3 months ago

This looks great, and I'm loving to see the different creativities from all the people commenting and how each one is different from the others.

I made one of these for my girlfriend, and another for my best friend. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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wcaddell2 years ago
I'm not a potter fan but I made mine for a friend. Walmart was out of the wing charms so i picked up a pair of wing earrings. I took the wings off and added beads to the earrings to make a new pair! I don't have a drill so I hammered through the charms then filed the metal on the back so it wouldn't scratch the skin. Micheals didn't have a large selection of 'gold' beads so this was the closest I could find. I didn't use wire instead I used an eye pin to attach the bead and wings. I just opened the eye end and slipped it through the opening on the 'fat' end off the wing and looped the other end around the other 'fat'end of the other wing. Mine is a little larger but she loved it!
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I like yours, and I made my own.. thanks for the inspiration.
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pie popper (author)  wcaddell2 years ago
Yours looks awesome! I actually really love the gold bead you used. It adds a nice touch. Thanks for sharing!
optimist1232 years ago
where else can i get the wing charms, my local walmart doesnt stock them. :(
My walmart was out too but I found wing earrings and just used those. Mine are a few posts down...
billbillt2 years ago
Best one yet!!...
optimist1232 years ago
is there anywhere else to get the wings, my walmart doesnt stock them.
rayyan1232 years ago
aw cool ill make one for me mum shell love it
I made this this evening but seeing as i have an affinity for bells and have a thousand and one golden ones i thought itd be cool to just use one of those and i got these angel wing sequins at school ages ago to use for....well i never knew exactly what i was going to do with them but now theyve served their purpose.
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pie popper (author)  kat_the_vamp2 years ago
I just love it when something you save ends up with a great purpose. :) Thanks for sharing!
That's really pretty, i HAVE to make one of these! Thanks!
flyingwaya2 years ago
I Geocache and my name there is fdlseeker so I will be making these as my personal iteam that I will stick in geocaches. Thanks! I've been looking for something that looks nice and yours is it. I know it as soon as I saw it. I would be honored to have one of yours at 18in. to wear as my very own.
HandySun2 years ago
HAHAHAHA yea, lets get everyone wearing these bad boys! You know, it might not be original, but changing the yellow to BLUE would be SO much better. Red is nice, but its pretty boring and easy. I don't see how you could EVER think having the yellow bead is better than a BLUE one. But I guess you could also go black, everyone likes the regular black colours
Snitches are gold. Wouldn't be a snitch if you changed the color, would just be a ball with wings then.
Yup, you are EXACTLY right, SNITCHES are yellow, usually below the ribs, and above the pelvic area. I made mine, its blue, it looks really nice. I saw a guy with a red, but he ended up dead or some thing? Who really cares.
pie popper (author)  HandySun2 years ago
Oh.... I think you must be talking about the bird? The instructible here is for the Golden Snitch, a small ball with wings used in Quidditch in the Harry Potter books. We're just on different pages. ;)
I think from the yellow-belly allusion and the dead-red comment, he means the slang usage of the word, meaning a tattler. I'm not at all aware of what the relevance is.
hahaha, everything you buy dictates what you are. Have fun with your yellow snitch necklace :)
I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but as soon as I saw the picture in the Instructables email, I said "That's beautiful." Well done!
pie popper (author)  toekneebullard2 years ago
Which Instructbles email? :O Thanks though!
Congrats, you were featured in the Instructables weekly email.
pie popper (author)  toekneebullard2 years ago
:O I saw it!! Another goal completed! Yus. Sorry... I'm a little hyper ;)
rocketguy2 years ago
Thank you for yet another reason to get a drill press sooner rather than later!
My Niece is going to freak...
FrozenIce2 years ago
nice :D but it would be cooler if the bead wasnt see through and a solid color instead...
pie popper (author)  FrozenIce2 years ago
Thanks! I tried to find a plain gold bead but I didn't have one on hand. :( Next time!
aoag5162 years ago
One of those ideas that are like, "how have i not thought of this?!". Thank you absolutely.
Doireann2 years ago
This is wonderful! I have to make one... I make beads and pendants though, and am going to try to make my own wings.
yokozuna2 years ago
Nicely done, five stars.
I usually put my Wang on it!
I love hats!
pie popper (author)  artisnotfart2 years ago
yay! xD I'm going to make some Hat 'ibles for the sew warm contest soon ;)
I want to make one; this is a great idea!
seamster2 years ago
This is cool! I might have to make one for my wife, as she's a big HP nerd.

Thanks!
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