Lucky Star Necklace




Introduction: Lucky Star Necklace

About: Master student Industrial Design & Science Education and Communication at Eindhoven University of Technology

In this instructable, I'm gonna show you how to make a necklace with lucky stars.
I hope you like it, please let me know what you think of it.

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Step 1: What You'll Need:

-3 sheets of coloured a-4 paper
-piece of string (long enough to make a necklace)
-piece of wire with a loop on top

Step 2: Preparing the Paper

Choose with which colour you want to make the bigger lucky star, take this paper first.
divide into sixteen on the short side of the paper.
Cut out one strip.

With the other two colours, you're gonna make the little stars.
Divide into thirty-two on the long side of the paper.
Cut two stripes of each colour.

Now, you have five stripes

Step 3: Folding the Lucky Stars Step 1

There are a lot of instructions of this part, so if you don't get me, you can always check another ible or ask me in the comments.
I hope my pictures help explaining the steps
Take one of your stripes.
First, you need to make a sort of knot in the paper.
Form a loop as in teh picture and put the long side through it.
Pull further through and flatten the side shown in the picture.
Flatten the next side also.
Now, pull the paper tight and flatten the side that before pulling through a loop was.
Now you just need to flatten the side with the little ending of the paper.
You can do this by just folding back the little ending.

Next up is wrapping. Wrap the paper around the little pentagon, following the pictures.
Keep wrapping until you have a little piece left.
Tuck the piece in the pocket shown in the picture.

Step 4: Folding the Lucky Stars Step 2

With your nail, press in the sides.
It may help if you hold the other sides tight with your fingers.

Repeat this for the other four stripes.

Step 5: Making Beads Out of the Little Lucky Stars

Pierce the wire in the lucky star and use it as a needle.
This way, add the four little stars to the piece of string.

Step 6: Making the Pendant

put a piece of wire with a loop through the bigger star.
Make something of the end(I've twisted it)
open up the loop
add the pendant to the string
close the loop

Step 7: The Finishing Touch

add a closure or make a knot.
Now, you can laque the paper(optional step)

your necklace is finished!
Wear it, share it, enjoy it!!!

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    11 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I love the necklace! another trick to help them be water proof is to spray them with lacquer after you modge podge them :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I love this! Your pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing your hard work!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    That's awesome! I wouldn't have guessed from the picture that you made it out of paper. Great job.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Lovely! Will make one for my wife! And star earrings too!