This choker looks pretty cool with the alternating silver-gold color scheme, and it has a heft to it that I like. Not to mention, if I ever lose my wallet in Japan I'll at least have ~$10 on me for a phone call or a burger or something.
It's really easy to make; here's how it works.
Step 1: Materials
- Coins, with holes in the center. Preferably two different colors
- Candle (beeswax if you've got it, I didn't)
- (Scissors and matches and household stuff)
The most difficult material to find (for Americans) is most likely the perforated coins. I suggest checking out local arcades for tokens, or getting out the old drill (or dremel!) and defacing some currency.
Step 2: Start
Take two pieces of equal length twine and tie them together using a strong knot, so that the long ends both point in the same direction. Then tie a second knot one coin-diameter away. This forms a loop which the other half of the fastener will fit into, later.
Then, seal the knots with a bit of wax.
Step 3: Middle
Picture 1 is a detail shot of the necklace.
Picture 2 shows a diagram of the threading technique (very simple).
Step 4: End
Picture 2 shows a diagram of this process.
To wear your choker, simply push the end-coin through the loop in the other end, and give it a half twist. It shouldn't be coming off.
I hope you like it. Now just go wear it proudly around town.
d (*_ * ) thumbs up!