I made this necklace a while ago to go with the earrings and bracelet, but I just forgot to show you! Sorry about the photo quality, I keep forgetting to take photos during daylight. Anyway, it’s one of those awesome antique keys, along with a fun hobby lobby clearance finding. And, like the others, I did make the chain and clasp.
So, I thought I’d quickly post about what I made tonight. They’re earrings, in case you didn’t see the title. Yeah, so they look super simple, and really they were, but they were slightly more difficult than they look.
I had an idea to do something like this, so I went to the store to buy chain, and they had nothing like what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own chain. They did, however, have these super cool gears and earring hooks, so I bought those, but I did make the chain, and I’ll show you how.
I used 20 gauge wire, but I would suggest starting with something a little thicker to practice. I just wrapped it around an allen wrench, because you’ll get a precise size, which is nice. Then…
You just start cutting straight into the coil, until they are all jump rings.
Start connecting them. I like to use a pair of nylon pliers like these: http://www.amazon.com/Pliers-Nylon-Flat-Straightening-44137/dp/B003U2IKWK to close the loops, because it doesn’t leave any nicks or dents.
Then you can make cool stuff like these fun steampunk earrings!:
Okay, that’s all. Good night.