Cheap DIY Rock Star Jewelry




Don't these look amazing? I'm totally loving these rock aka biker jewelry....It jazzes up almost any clothing!
And it's sooooo easy and cheap! cheap being the bottom line! :-)

What's more??? You would be recycling...all those useless bike inner tube will sure love their new home of glory :-D  The only thing I had to buy were the cheap chains and the hardware for the earrings!

Step 1: Stuff You Need

What do you need??
Bike inner tube ( I used a small tube which I had around...I saved it up...cause I knew there would be some use for it!)
and jewelry hardware
perhaps some ideas on what you want?? surf the net...etsy has some great collections

Step 2: Fringe Chain/ Bracelet

Let go about making the Fringe Chain/ Bracelet (as you can wrap it around your wrist and tie! )
Cut the small tube in that you have a nice curve to wrap around your not slit the tube.
press the tube flat and sew around the edge in the inner curve side.
Now cut very thin strips...the thinner...the fuller and nicer it would look.
(I forgot to take a snap while I cut only few I took another cutting a fresh tube...just to take a snap...hence it's a bit rounded as I didn't sew...also the one in this picture is not very please...forgive me and cut thinner strips okay??)

if you like this thickness...then you can add the cords now (it'll probably go right round your neck!)...else follow the the next step
fold the fringe in two like picture and sew it together.... add cords and sew close.

Step 3: Leaf Necklace

Draw a pattern of leaves into the shape of a flower in paper...transfer it to a piece of tube...if you find to transfer glue the paper you drew on ...onto  the drill away ...I used 3 different dill bit sizes...a dremel will be excellent right about now :-)
Once you have drilled...cut out the shape
take 2 equal lengths of  chain...fold one chain and attach it to leaves as shown in do the same to the other side with the other chain.
Attach the hook by hooking up through the folds...this way the chain will be evenly fuss!

Step 4: Leaf Earings

Cut up 6 petals.
drill small holes around and then some larger in the center.
cut a pair each of 3 different lengths of chain
attach all 6 chains to the 6 petals.
then take 3 different length petals and attach as one to the earring hook.
There you have it! isn't easy.

Step 5: Jazz Up You Outfit!

Now jazz up all your outfits with this cool biker jewelry!

Bike inner tube is so easy to work can draw any designs and simply cut it up and show it off on your person :-D

why not show me what you come up with??

please vote for jewelery and Green contest please please please

And Thank you to all who voted for the bike contest :-)

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    19 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looks good. Btw, if you don't have drills or bits you can 1. use scissors to make little diamond cuts by folding the tube & little right angle snips, or 2. use different sized paper punches. Very nice use of an icky old piece of rubber.

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    6 years ago on Step 5

    I just wanted to know if these have that rubber smell or if you cleaned them with something special to reduce the smell.

    Thank you,

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Well there was no smell...but anyway I washed it well with dishwasher liquid. If there were any grease it would have washed away! :-)

    Beautiful! looks very good against the bright red.
    If you look for more inspiration on inner tube ideas, please visit my website: The menu shows lots of innertube works from the 7th-16th item. Have fun!

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    oh...i just checked your stuff! you doooo have some instructables :-)
    I like the one with man on a bicycle in your site a lot! hint hint

    Here is your hint,hint.
    Good news: the bicycle man is now available as instructable. check "cycling tyre". Bad news: we are in the same (bike)contest. Good luck to you!

    Oh Thank You soooo much! I love those :-)
    True...we'll be competing with each other! hmm hmmm hmmm
    But I'll vote for you anyway ;-) you deserve it!
    besides...I'll be happy with second prize (haha...counting chicks before they hatch huh?)
    hope to see more and more! good luck

    Of course I voted for you!
    Here in holland we "sell the skin, before we shot the bear"
    (and we are good at it...;-)
    good luck to you to


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! it's also eligible for the green contest! isn't that like super? :-)


    6 years ago

    Awesome! cant wait to make some of these for my daughters! btw, theres no link to vote for you :( are u sure u entered it in the contests?

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks loads! yes...I entered this for the 3 mentioned contest above...but as i just did it only the jewelry contest tab is there in the vote just came ;-)
    please come back and vote for the 3 contests...I really appreciate it!
    Also if you need help designing more patterns....send me a private mail...I'll get back to you with some cool designs either from online or designed by me.
    good luck!