Monday, March 7, 2011

Make a Crab Pendant from a Toy

Before: Toy and Screw Eye
The toy box is a great source of interesting items to make jewelry. When we first found this toy, we thought we might electroform it.... but we liked the colors and decided against covering the crab with a coat of metal.

Screw eye

After: Pendant by
Center punch
Chain nose pliers

Step 1
Gather your tools and materials.

Step 2
Use a center punch or nail to create a divot in the top of the toy where the finding will be inserted.

Add screw eye as finding
Step 3
Screw the screw eye into the divot. We used chain nose pliers to get greater leverage. There is no need to drill a hole first.

Step 4
Feed a chain through the eye.

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Make Wine Cup Earrings
Make a Charm Bracelet from Toy Figurines
Make a Cartoon Pendant
Make a Spider Pin from a Toy
Make a Necklace from Figurines
Make a Lizard Pin from a Toy
Make Dog Earrings from Toys  

Further Reading
"500 Pendants & Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments (500 Series)"; Lark; 2008.
"500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of A Modern Material (500 Series)"; Lark; 2009.

Day 107. Month 5. Jewelry from Found Objects.  $ spent: 0
Found materials: toy
New Jewelry a Day. 

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