Introduction: Razor Blade Necklace From Soda Can

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In this instructable, I will be showing you how to make a really cool razor blade necklace out of a soda can. You can't cut yourself or anyone else for that matter with this, so it is perfectly safe to be wearing around your neck. Please don't blame me if you take it to school and a teacher takes it or a policeman thinks it is a weapon.

Step 1: Supplies

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Here is the supplies list. You should be able to find most of these around your house.

-1 soda can. any kind will work, except for the heavier cans with food.
-1 pair of scissors
-1 power drill and drill bits. if you don't have one of these, you can use anything sharp. It will just take longer.
-1 hot glue gun, epoxy, or crazy glue. I prefer the hot glue gun, but really any kind of glue will work.
-1 pair of pliers.
-1 necklace chain or string.

optional
-1 razor (to check if yours looks just right)

Step 2: Getting Your Can Ready

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First off you need a good sheet of metal from the can. Start by cutting around the top of the can, then the bottom, and cut the cylinder you are left with through one side. After you finish that you want to smooth out the sides. Just cut around the edges carefully and keep it straight and smooth.

Step 3: Making the Base

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Cut off a piece from the bottom about double the height of the razor. Fold it in half (up and down) with the silver part out. Then crimp the fold with the pliers and trim it so it is about the size of a razor.

Step 4: Making the Top

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Cut off another piece from the piece of can. It should be a bit shorter than the razor. Fold it in half with the silver side out and crimp with pliers. Trim off any uneven parts. It should now be about 1/3 as tall as the razor.

Step 5: Constructing the Razor

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First off take the top (shorter) part you just made and open it up with your fingers a little. Now slip it onto the top of the razor base and crimp it back together again. It will not stay together perfect butt it is ok. Now trim the edges of the top so it is only a tiny bit longer than the base.

-note: make sure that the folded edge of the base is down.

Step 6: Gluing It All Together

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Take the top off again and peel it open. Quickly put some hot glue (or whatever type you are using) in the top and quickly put it back on the base. When it dries make sure it is on really tight, and if you are not sure about it then smear a little where the base and top overlap. Make sure not to get glue in the middle, only on sides.(look at the other pics for instructions on this)

Step 7: Cutting the Details

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Get your scissors and cut two little triangles in the upper corners of the base.

Step 8: Drilling the Hole

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Hold the razor in your pliers and drill a hole right in the middle and right under the top. Pick off any extra bits of metal.

Step 9: Stringing It

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This step is kind of self explanatory, but here is what to do. Get your string and put it through the hole. Measure your string and then you've got yourself a razor blade necklace.

Comments

FlatLinerMEDIC (author)2011-12-21

BRILLIANT...a store almost sold me for 20 bucks on this and i was like naw not worth it but now I can make it!

asyrith (author)2008-09-23

Cool! I want to make earrings! This is really creative. I love that it looks hard core, but it's really made from a can that can't cut you. Kudos!

casey321b (author)asyrith2009-09-21

it could if you dont sand down the edges...

Anianna (author)casey321b2010-06-17

I've worked with aluminum cans several times and have found the cut edges to be quite harmless without any sanding or treatment.

agdollison (author)asyrith2008-09-23

why not use a real razor

asyrith (author)agdollison2008-09-23

Well, a real razor could get you in serious trouble at school or in public areas if they questioned you about it. Also, it could cut your neck! Very usafe. I guess if you dulled down the edges you could, but then you would be wasting a perfectly good razor blade. It's great for Halloween too. If you want to make something scary using a razor prop, you don't have to spend the cash buying razors. :D At least, that's what I gather from this.

thebluemartyr (author)asyrith2008-09-29

i dont think its a cost thing, maybe its just here, but you can get razor blades just like that for only 15 cents each...

Pard (author)thebluemartyr2009-03-14

Soda costs more than a razor blade... Soda: 1 dollar. Razor blade: 1 dollar for a 50 pack, or 2cents per razor

Solderguy (author)Pard2009-09-19

Or, you can use a soda can people throw on the sidewalk, your front yard, on the beach, etc.

foxtrot4697 (author)2010-04-19

emoooooo necklace woot

asyrith (author)2009-09-21

Wow, thebluemartry.... So much for the "be nice" policy. People LIKE to take the time and create something. That's why this website exists! You can go out and buy anything, but that's not the point. It's about taking a new look at things. This is a good, solid instructable with clear directions and pictures. If it doesn't appeal to you, quite wasting your "precious" time being mean to the author.

casey321b (author)2009-09-21

that comment is just unnecessary... soda cans recycle for $0.05 ea and you can make a few out of one can...

xxxCUTTERxxx (author)2009-01-21

doesnt have the real razor texture or look. just the shape. Think u should just get a real razor, get some blood on it, great souvenier

Father Christmas (author)2008-10-25

hmmm, i just took a razor, ground the edge to not cut me, and drilled a hole. but ur way is much more creative lol

lol, yea. lately ive just been trying to find something new to do with old soda cans.

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