Introduction: Steampuk Necklace

Hi, guys! For this project, I decided to make a beautiful steampunk necklace. It's very simple to create.

To do this, we are going to use some of these tools and materials:

Tools.

  • files
  • hammer
  • tweezers
  • little bolts
  • little nuts
  • arc saw
  • anvil
  • drill

Materials.

  • sharpie markers
  • metal sheet (i use a dvd case)
  • some watch gears
  • little key
  • some jewerly stuff.

Let´s do it!

Step 1: Make the Metal Wings

To develop the wings, use the metal sheet (dvd case). After drawing it with a sharpie, I started to cut it carefully with a saw arc. Once finished, I removed the excess of material with a file and I polished a little bit. But not too much! The idea is to keep a rustic and antique look.

Step 2: Prepare the Gears

This is step is really simple: it's just about to find some suitable gear in terms of shape and size and make some holes with the drill in necessary places. In this case, I made four holes: two for the wings, one to hang the small key and another on the top (the last one is optional).

Step 3: Assembly

Now you just have to assemble everything as you want! Don't matter how much gear, washers, bolts or ornaments you use. It's up to you! I really like how the two wings look between the two gears and the small key pendant. So, with the small bolts, put the wings in this place and well... let the magic happens.

You can do all you want.

Step 4: Finish

I apologize if i didn't use the correct terms in English, because it is not my official language. That's why I tried to be quite clear with the images. That's all for now. I hope you all enjoy it.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Until next time!

Comments

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DianE3 (author)2016-07-18

This is really nice. I also was baffled by the use of a dvd "case" but I am glad because it made me actually look. Had I known up front that it entailed cutting metal I probably wouldn't have looked. But you make it look so easy. Its funny how i let preconceived notions dictate what I am willing to try.

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rayo_viegas (author)DianE32016-07-18

Thanks, man! I hope you can be inspired with this and have a good job! :)

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_soapy_ (author)2016-07-17

I was slightly baffled by your use of a (plastic) DVD case, but looking at the pictures I see you used a DVD /drive/ case. Which makes more sense, being made of metal.

The end result looks great. People are often amazed what you can do with a file, fine saw, & a few hours.

Top tip: you can clamp two bits together and file/cut them together to get two identical parts. Just make sure they are double clamped solidly!

I tend to weld or solder the parts together to make sure they won't move.

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rayo_viegas (author)_soapy_2016-07-17

thanks bro! & good tip ;)

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