Introduction: Steampunk Necklace From Leftover Pipe and Bottlecaps
Jewelry made from 3/4" wide copper pipe and bottle caps
Step 1: Cut the Pipe
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
Use a dapper to flatten the edges of the bottle cap white turning it into a dome
Step 3: Drill Hole in Bottle Cap
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
About 3" from one end bend the wire at a right angle then continue to make a loop
Step 6: Attach Bottom Cap
Place wire through hole in cap
Step 7: Make Round Loop on Outside
Bend wire into right angle then continue to wrap around to make loop
Step 8: Add Center Pipe and End Cap
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
Make top loop,ing the same way you did the bottom. Great job.