Although I am a steampunker, I am also a romantic husband and father of a young daughter. And that is why I want to present you this instructable as my valentine´s gift to you.
Some walnuts left from our Chritmas party, brought me to the idea to create this mystic valentine´s necklace keeping a lovely secret in. It is very easy to do, so you probably make more than one of these secrets keeping walnuts e.g. maybe as a gift to the young ladies joining your litle daughter´s next birthday party or so......
You need just a few tools and some wood glue.
So let us start wit this project and see what sort of secret is kept in :-))))
Step 1: All We Need to Start
***Disclaimers***To do this instructable you have to work with a sharp blade of a knife and a drilling machine. Take care of your hands and fingers!!
If you choose to undertake this instructable, you do so at your own risk.
So we need for the necklace (s):
-some wooden toothpicks,
-some inches of an small elastic braid in black
-and some inches of a mall black ribbon.
We also need a small lucky charm to keep it in the walnut.
The tools we need are:
-adrilling machine with
-a 2 mm drill bit (it has to be the same diameter as the toothpick)
-a sharp knife to open the walnut
-some wood glue to fix the toothpick
-a needle for the braid and the ribbon
an last but not least a lucky charm which fits in the walnut.
Step 2: Preparing the Walnut
Second you have to open the walnut very carefully so you get two halfsides undamaged. Please be very careful, do not cut your fingers.
The best to open the walnut is to start at he top as seen at the pictures.
Third you cave the walnut out and look for a fitting charm as the "secret".
Step 3: The Needle Works
Through the other hole you press a part of the wooden toothstick and fix it at one side with a small drop of wood glue. After some minutes you can cut of the rest of the toothstick from both sides of the walnut so only a very small part is left and works as a lock.
Step 4: The Valentine Gift
Step 5: The Result
I hope you enjoyed my little "not steampunked" project and have a happy valentine
Yours Aeon Junophor