|Before: Toys in the toy box|
Many toys are easily made into charms, beads or other jewelry components. Moreover, child safety laws for toys dictate that most toys are safe to wear against the body as jewelry.
|After: Necklace by GeltDesigns.com|
16-gauge round brass wire
|Gather your tools|
Drill (flex shaft, Dremel or drill press)
#55 (1.3mm) drill bit
|Select & arrange the toys|
|Slide wire through bead.|
|Make a loop.|
|Make second loop.|
|Assemble the links.|
How to Use Electroplating Equipment
Make Your Own Hook & Eye Clasp
Make Your Own "S" Link
How to Select a Cup Burr
How to Measure Wire
"Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller"; Sharilyn Miller; 2009.
"Wire-Jewelry Workshop: Techniques For Working With Wire & Beads"; Susan Ray; 2008.
"Bead & Wire Art Jewelry: Techniques & Designs for all Skill Levels"; J. Marsha Michler; 2006.
"Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry: Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings"; Tammy Powley; 2005.
"Making Bead & Wire Jewelry: Simple Techniques, Stunning Designs"; Dawn Cusick; 2002.
Day 59. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: toys
New Jewelry a Day.