I am really enjoying my free time at the moment, just before I am about to move into a new flat. Actually my first flat and I am as excited as I can be. I mean, furnishing can be so much fun! Choosing colours, furniture, decoration…that makes spending a lot of money a lot less painful, although it’s not so very exciting to buy a washing machine. Washing machines are no fun, because, who actually likes to do the laundry and iron? Anyways, besides learning just how much stuff you need when moving in (Clothes pegs? Whisk? Dustbin?) and spending my time at work I try to do some creative things. My new flat will actually benefit from these, you’ll see.
Now to this post: At the beginning of this year I have made a post about some projects I wanted to do in the following months to come and I finally had some time to do this one here. As I said before I really like simple and clean jewellery, especially in gold. And this set is so easy to craft!
- thin brass pipe
- gold chain
- stud blanks
- jewellery clasp
- jewellery pliers
- strong glue
- metal saw
- metal file
I was actually lucky enough to have my dad cutting the pipe. Take a metal saw and cut the pipe into two smaller and one larger piece. Decide for yourself how long the pieces should be. With the metal file drawfile the sharp edges from the cuts.
With the jewellery pliers bend the contact face of the stud blanks so they fit around the pipe perfectly.
For the necklace just thread the gold chain through the larger piece of pipe.
Decide how long you want your necklace to be and sever it at the desired length. Attach the jewellery clasp.
And that’s the whole procedure. Very simple, right? The necklace can be perfectly combined with other gold necklaces and the studs can easily stand for themselves. I think that’s one of the sets I am going to be wearing more often. I hope you’re inspired!