Introduction: Steampunk Necklace From Leftover Pipe and Bottlecaps

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Jewelry made from 3/4" wide copper pipe and bottle caps

Step 1: Cut the Pipe

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Use a tube cutter to cut your 3/4" diameter pipe to the desired length. I used 2 " for the longer and 1 and 1/4" for the smaller one.

Step 2: Dome the Bottle Cap

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Use a dapper to flatten the edges of the bottle cap white turning it into a dome

Step 3: Drill Hole in Bottle Cap

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Drill a hole in the center of each bottle caps

Step 4: Cut a 10" Piece of 16 Gauge Wire

Step 5: Prepare Wire for Bottom Cap

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About 3" from one end bend the wire at a right angle then continue to make a loop

Step 6: Attach Bottom Cap

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Place wire through hole in cap

Step 7: Make Round Loop on Outside

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Bend wire into right angle then continue to wrap around to make loop

Step 8: Add Center Pipe and End Cap

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Before you add the pipe you can embellish it or leave it plain. On the long one I drilled holes and attached metal fasteners( normally used for scrap booking and mixed media) one the smaller one I attached a small metal tag that I had stamped out the word wish. Use your Imagination.

Step 9: Add Top Loop

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Make top loop,ing the same way you did the bottom. Great job.

Step 10: Finished Projects

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Comments

bjmcintosh (author)2016-01-14

awesome, you inspired me :-)

mcvero (author)2016-01-14

Wow, really original idea!!

seamster (author)2016-01-12

Very cool! These are funky and original, very nicely done! :)

TheManicArtist (author)seamster2016-01-13

Thanks so much! This was my first post so I really appreciate the compliments

seamster (author)TheManicArtist2016-01-13

You betcha. I hope you'll share more of the things you make! :)

BikeHacker (author)2016-01-13

These are awesome! I'll be making some these afternoon.

Good luck! I'd love to see how it turns out.

Alywolf (author)2016-01-12

Wow these are great! I will definitly have to play with this idea.

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