Introduction: 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 half...so that you have a nice curve to wrap around your neck...do 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 strips....so I took another picture..by 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 thin...so 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 tube...now 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 picture...now 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 distributed...no 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 with...you 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??
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