This is a great way of recycling a pretty buckle from an old belt into a gorgeous statement necklace - very simple to make, yet a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Step 1: Remove Prong
Start by using pliers to remove the prong of the buckle, leaving just the outer part.
Step 2: Add Jump Rings
Add jump rings along the bar of the buckle, and attach a piece of chain to each of the last two rings.
Step 3: Add Beads to Pin
Put beads onto a jewellery pin, ensuring that it fits into the space available inside the buckle.
Step 4: Bend Pin
Using pliers, bend the part of the pin without beads on at a right angle, and cut off a small piece.
Step 5: Loop Pin
Turn the remainder of the pin into a loop using the pliers.
Step 6: Attach Pin to Buckle
Attach the loop to the bar of the buckle, in between the jump rings.
Step 7: Add More Pins
Continue this process, adding more and more beaded pins until the inside of the buckle is full.
Step 8: Add Clasp
After you are happy with the number of pins on the buckle, you are done!
Attach the clasp to the end of the chain.