Art Deco Necklace

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About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft sup...

Intro: Art Deco Necklace

Head to the hardware store (or dig around your tool box) to make these art deco inspired necklaces.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

YOU'LL NEED

Drill

Chain

E-6000 Glue

Corner brackets

Cabochons

Jump rings and a lobster claw

Wire cutters

Pliers

Piece of scrap wood

Step 3: Prepare Your Pieces

Drill a small hole on the corner of the corner bracket

Cut 7 to 8 pieces of chain about 5" long

Attach the chains to a jump ring and then to the hole you drilled on the corner of the corner bracket

Step 4: Embellish

Add chain to the sides of the corner bracket to create your necklace

Experiment with your cabochons to create your design

Glue the cabochons on with E-6000 and let dry for at least 2 hours

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    caitlinsdad

    3 years ago on Introduction

    You should file or round off the corners of the steel brace. They seem to be aimed at the jugular and if you have ever snagged yourself in the shop on one of those...

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    Gilly

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Didn't you know - all the aristos in London wear jewellery made from toilet parts and door knobs - it's chic ?. Joking aside, I really love this. I love how delicate you make chunky things look. Videos are brilliant and the humour is a bonus on top of the creativity. Especially love the banter from your commenters below!

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    seamster

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Very clever! I'm wondering what other ideas you could come up with for hardware store items-turned-jewelry...

    Seems like there are a lot of possibilities!

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    Mark Montanoseamster

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    It's hard to come up with things that don't look like you're wearing a doorknob or part of a toilet. :)

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    seamsterMark Montano

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    So you're saying not many people want to walk around with toilet flush handles as earrings?

    There's got to be a market for that. Just needs a little E6000 and some plastic gems. C'mon Mark, use your imagination!

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    My fave part of the hardware store is the wall of cabinets that houses thousands of those pullout plastic drawers, containing the coolest of doodads. You have to write the price and amt. on a little envelope....

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    My True Value is like that....They even have an antique cabinet filled with kooky little glass pieces and corks....amazing!

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    Mark MontanoAlirezaJ

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Keywords are tough, but you might try using your name, items you used that are interesting, and the project name. I hope that helps.