DIY hardware jewelry
Style Hurricane's necklace was certainly an inspiration for this DIY post.
Several days ago, I asked my husband (Mr. Wonderful) if he had any tools at home that would cut a metal ring. He said "Yes, Dremel!" He pulled it out of garage and showed me how to use it (a piece of cake! but don't forget safety glasses). After Mr. Wonderful observed me complete my project, he suggested I rename my blog Dremel Momma. I don't think I'll be renaming my blog, but I do think Dremel is pretty amazing! If you don't own this tool, I am sure any hardware store will be able to cut metal for you.
for the necklace I used 5" gold macrame ring from JoAnns ($0.59) and Watts A-10 thingamajig from HomeDepot- about $3 (this piece came with inserts; take the inserts out)
using Dremel I cut couple of inches out of the ring and threaded the above mentioned thingamajig with inserts taken out
similarly, I made this bracelet from a 3" macrame ring ($0.49); you can experiment with different bolts etc.
|DIY hardware choker and bracelet|
|add simple wooden beads to make the sharp ends safe|
|wear as a simple metal choker...|
|...or with a thingamajig|
|instead of metal ring you can use waxed cord blank necklace from Walmart|
|waxed cord necklace strung through the bolt twice makes a pretty bracelet|
this necklace (above) made with a moon-shaped ring+black ribbon+ribbon clamps, jump rings, lobster claw clasp and two nuts (optional)