Victorian Bicycle-Chain Necklace




About: My favorite quotation is: “All you need in order to accomplish something great is a good idea and not quite enough money.” – Anon I live by that theme, and the ideas just keep coming.

This bike chain necklace is the first piece in what is to be a head-to-toe steampunk outfit. The inspiration is a Victorian colar and the materials are metal and glass. The challenge for the whole outfit is to use as many out-of-the-trash supplies as possible and end up with an elegant outfit.

1. Two lengths of bicycle chain to fit around your neck.
2. Ten to twelve bicycle spokes with nuts.
3. Clear acupuncture needle tubes.
4. Beads.
5. Fishing line or 24-gauge wire.
6. Lobster claw clasp (or similar)

1. Bicycle chain tool or hammer and awl.
2. Scissors.
3. Wire cutters.
4. Needle nose pliers.

You can check out the tutorial for the rest of the outfit here.

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Step 1: Bicycle Chain Necklace - Video Tutorial

Step 2: Bicycle Chain Necklace - Photo Tutorial

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    Roy Glen Gilliam

    6 years ago

    It looks like it will stab your neck - has anyone tried it on & tried to move there neck around?

    2 replies

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Your Steampunk jewelry is amazing, and I love that you're upcycling at the same time. So creative--would love to see more like this!

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is the neatest piece of steampunk jewelry I've ever seen!  Awesome work, puppy!

    It's meant to be a costume piece, not for everyday wear. Nevertheless, it feels rather cool on. Life fancy armor. ; )


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Stunning! Best wishes for the competition! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendid day!