Victorian Bicycle-Chain Necklace

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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.

Supplies:
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)

Tools:
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.

Step 1: Bicycle Chain Necklace - Video Tutorial

Step 2: Bicycle Chain Necklace - Photo Tutorial

Though the video tutorial covers all the steps for making this necklace, here are some photos to show the stages.

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    Roy Glen Gilliam

    5 years ago

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

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    kilakiwi

    5 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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    bajablue

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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

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    sunshiine

    5 years ago on Introduction

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