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September 11, 2012

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diy | acrylic + copper necklace

I’ve been dreaming about making this necklace for a while, and finally took a trip to Lowe’s and picked up the perfect supplies. Using a silver chain, clear acrylic tubing, and copper couplers, this necklace is the perfect blend of industrial and sparkle!

To make your own, gather the supplies in the picture below.

I bought the tubing and copper couplers at Lowe’s. The silver chain and jewelry clasp came from Michaels. And the three tools, just from around the house!

Then cut your chain to your desired length using the wire cutters. Mine is approximately 28 inches.

With your scissors, cut a 6 inch length of the tubing.  (I’m going to be using this tubing for more projects…get ready for it).

String everything (tubing and couplers) onto the chain. Then, using your jewelry pliers, attach the clasp.

Let me know if you try this necklace out; I’d love to see your own version!

Rebecca

P.S. To give credit where it’s most definitely due, I was inspired by these fabulous necklace by A Merry Mishap and Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry.

  1. Thanks for sharing, I love making my own jewelry! I love this design!

  2. brianne says:

    Ooh, I love this! So simple and clever – and I always love shopping for pretties at the hardware store

  3. Alexandra says:

    This is beautiful!! So simple and chic – like all of your projects!! Absolutely lovely.

    xxx

  4. lori says:

    This is beautiful. What a great idea.

  5. PattyP says:

    And here I thought maybe I was crazy for making my last necklace with flexible tubing from an electronic supply house! I went with the hub to get a long roll of coax cable and ethernet cables and saw these 3 foot long colored tubes of what I supposed is sheathing/insulation for wire, that is made to be heat-shrinkable. I used a very sharp craft knife with a new blade to cleanly cut it.

    I tend to be less of an "industrial look" sort of girl, so here is my take on the clear plastic tubing I used. I was getting ready for a beach vacation, so wanted something in that theme.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7981204635_37f62816d6_o.jpg

    The gold beads are cheap and starting to tarnish, sigh!

    Patty P

  6. Kristin B says:

    I looooove the acrylic tubing idea!! That's so clever! I've made a few odd little bracelets of my own using random hardware store finds (love that look), but never would have thought to add a bit of tubing in. I might have to experiment with it on my next creation. 🙂
    x K

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