Making a Lightning Necklace by Using Recycle Materials




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Hi all,

About one month ago, I bought some affordable LED strip lights from You can see that the LED strip lights are used in interior/exterior designs of the house/garden etc.

I’ve decided to make a light up necklace for when the new year is coming. It’s easy to make. It doesn’t require advanced electronics knowledge. It really looks nice when you wear it. I also used the plastic package which is wrapped around the products to prevent them from damage when i make the necklace. You can leave a comment if you use them in a different way.

Step 1: Required Materials

Let’s start ! We will use a little lenght of the strip leds. You can make different projects with the rest of the strip.:)

Step 2:

  • Cut the LED strip lights with enough lenght.(You can wrap it around your necklace and then measure the lenght of the strip.) It has already a sign on the strip leds saying where to cut it.

Step 3: Designing the Necklace

  • Cut the length of the protective plastic cover with the same lenght as the LED strip lights
  • Then stick the LED strip lights on the protective plastic cover.
  • Cover the LED strip lights with the protective plastic cover and sew or silicone it.

Step 4: Soldering Operations

It's time to power the LED strip lights.

  • Solder the 9V battery head to the LED strip lights. The red cable represents "+" and the black one represents "-".

Step 5: Final Step

Finally, we stickt the hook&loop tape on both ends of the necklace. Our lightning necklace is ready ! We can wear it !



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    6 Discussions


    24 days ago

    To gm280 Highly unlikely and even then little harm will be done, maybe the foam may smell a little ;-o !
    I like the effect but would have used the silicone covered type of LED strip, less likely to heat up the foam and stick to things and spreads the light more evenly but all in all Nice!!!


    25 days ago

    Nice idea!


    4 weeks ago

    Interesting look. Just hope the batteries don't short out.

    3 replies

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for comment. Just wondering why do you think the batteries short out? (i covered up the connections with the electrical tape)


    Reply 27 days ago

    Batteries can just short internally, not that your design is unsafe. Lithium Ion batteries do it a lot. And even though your are not using those types, any battery can internally short.


    Reply 27 days ago

    Okay, thank you for feedback ! :)