I love jewelry! Not the gold and diamonds type, but gigantic, statement, art pieces.
Jewelry that really says something, like "I support local artists!" or "I'm a non-conformist!" or "I like cats!" or as this piece clearly states "I'm a grown *** woman who plays with K'Nex... and also probably likes cats.. and absolutely, positively, may have been a Samurai in her past live... probably...."
Would you like to people the think you were a Samurai once? Then read on my friend. Read on.
Step 1: Collect Your Pieces
For this very simple, yet super-awesome necklace, I used:
- 6 small black rods
- 5 slightly bigger yellow rods
- 6 grey connectors
- 3 black connectors
- silver spray paint
- a silver chain
- acrylic jewels
- needle nosed pliers
First, spray paint the grey and yellow pieces silver. Make sure you have them in a small, walled off area to paint because the pressure of the spray paint will send the rods flying!
Of course you should not be in a small walled off area! Always spray paint in a well ventilated room, or outside.
Step 2: Attach the Pieces
Attach your K'Nex together in the shape of the pendant.
Next, open a loop of the chain to put around one of the black connectors. I needed to take the connector off to see it properly as it was a tight squeeze! If your chain has small loops then attach a jump ring to the end and connect that part to the pendant.
Each side of the chain is about 5.5".
*My chain was broken to begin with, but if yours isn't you can cut it in the center with wire snips.*
Step 3: Add Bling!
The jewels are then glued to the center of each connector, and on the silver rods wherever they connect to a connector.
*At first I was only going to do the black ones, but when I'm put in charge of the "sparkly bits", things get out of hand quickly! I think I showed some restraint though. Well, compared to some other projects. *