Buckle Necklace

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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.

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