Leather, imitation leather or other stringing material
Six sterling silver beads
Sterling silver clasp
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Scissors or wire cutter
Select the LEGO®. Arrange the LEGO®. We used a bead board when creating our design.
Bead boards are not necessary (a plate or bowl will do) but bead boards are a great tool to prevent beads from rolling while you work. Bead boards come in a variety of sizes ( 9x 12 inch, 34-inch, travel) and are made by many different vendors, including Beadalon and Beadsmith;; they all serve the same purpose.
|String the LEGO® and beads|
String the LEGO® and beads onto the stringing material.
Add the clasp. We used a sterling silver "S" clasp but selecting the clasp is part of the design.
Slide the second LEGO® over the knots and snap the first and second LEGO® to cover and secure the knot.
|Cover knot and snap LEGO®|
Make LEGO® Earrings
Make a Giant LEGO® Necklace
Make LEGO® Christmas Earrings
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Daniel Lipkowitz; 2009.
"The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide"; Allan Bedford; 2005.
"Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects: Creative Projects, Simple Techniques (Lark Jewelry Books)"; Marthe Le Van; 2007.
"Junk to Jewelry: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Found Objects in Jewelry You Can Actually Wear"; Brenda Schweder; 2007.
"Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells"; Carole Rodgers; 2004.
New & Noteworthy
"Jewelry from Found Objects"; Heather Skowood; 2011.
Day 53. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent: 0
Found materials: LEGO®
New Jewelry a Day.