Introduction: Spotty Changeable Paper Necklace

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Hi! In this instructable I'm going to tell you how to make this necklace. The pendant is changeable in a few ways. You can clip on an other pendant in no time or you can decide to turn the blacklight on. I hope you like it!

Step 1: What Do You Need

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To make this necklace, you will need the following:
- pencil
- scissors
- glue
- paint
- thick paper (it's between paper and cardboard)
- wire
- brush
- closure
- chainlet
- round nose plier
- blacklight nailpolish topcoat
- safety pin or an other sharp object 

Step 2: Draw a Shape

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You need to start by drawing a shape. There are no big rules on this part, just draw a shape you like.

Step 3: Cut Out Your Shape

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Cut your shape out as precisely as possible.

Step 4: Tracing

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Trace your cut-out ten times on the thick paper. If you don't have thick paper, you can also use regular printer paper, then you need to trace it twenty times.

Step 5: Cutting and Glueing

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Cut out all ten of the shapes and glue them on top of eachother. the thinckness it has here is the thickness your pendant will have. If you think it's too thin, you can always trace, cut and glue an extra shape on.

Step 6: Painting

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For painting the pendants I used acrylic paint. I don't know if it works with other kinds of paint as well, I just really liked these colours.
Start by painting the front side and letting it dry. If needed, paint two layers. You can see the difference of one and two layers of paint by looking at picture three and four. 
When the front side is completely dry, paint the sides of your pendant. Your fingers will probably get a layer of paint too at this point. Let the sides dry. At last paint the back side and let it dry.

Step 7: Piercing

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Time to destroy your beautiful pendant...
No, just kidding. What we ARE going to do here is make a hole big enough for the wire to fit in. Take the safety pin and start pressing it  in your pendant. Big chance you'll notice it looks like an endless job. No worries, there's a solution! Determine the point you are piericing exactly at the same place on the other side. In just a few extra minutes you can see the safety pin coming through.  *NOTE* safety pins are really sharp. Don't get too exited when you're almost done, it hurts!

Step 8: Coating

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Take the blacklight nailpolish and apply it to the pendant. Wait for it to dry, it looks really cool but still a bit scary when your fingers light up.

Step 9: The Necklace

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Add wire to the pendant and bend a ring from it. Take another piece of wire and bend it into a loop. Add the closure to the loop. Add the loop with closure to the chainlet.

Step 10: Every Day

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I made seven pendants with the idea of being able to wear something different every day of the week. I decided to go with seven differrent colours that I think look awesome next to eachother.

Step 11: And Then the Lights Go Out

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So, I put my light out and my blacklight on...

I hope you enjoyed the instructable and have fun making!!!

Comments

sunshiine (author)2013-04-20

This is really cute! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
sunshiine

thank you!

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