DIY : Tribal Metallic Necklace

Hi guys!

I’m back with another Do It Yourself Necklace and this time,made entirely of straws!

Yeah,you read that right. Annddd this is exceptionally sturdy!(To my shock as well!)

This has a very ‘Egyptian’ feel to it and honestly,I think this can add just the right amount of drama to a very simple day look.

I can’t wait to wear it at the perfect opportunity,which should be super soon!

Things you’ll need :

1.17 Straws.I found an entire party pack lying around at home and used it pretty wisely πŸ˜‰

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2.Any flame source,I’ve used a candle.

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3.Nail clippers.

4.A pointy nail.

5.Spray paint :Any color of your choice.IMG-20151030-WA0020

6. Jewellery making wire.IMG_1010

7. Jewellery making chains.

8.Lobster clasps (optional).

9.A marker.

10.A pair of sharp scissors.

11.A thin ball pen refill.IMG-20151030-WA0027

12.A set of pearl beads(17 to be exact).

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13.And the fatal Fewikwick.(Or superglue)

Process :

i.STRUCTURE :

1.With the help of a marker,mark lines across like so,in the shape of a triangle,with the center straw the longest and the exterior straws the shortest.IMG-20151030-WA0009IMG-20151030-WA0011

2.Cut each straw as per the marking.IMG-20151030-WA0012

3.After cutting out each straw,it’s time to pierce a hole through them so as to allow the beading wire to pass.Please follow the pictures below :

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4.Pass the beading wire through the straws to make a diverging spread like so.

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ii.COATING :

Place a newspaper in a well ventilated area(preferably outdoors) and begin spraying the straws to a color of your choice.Mine are gold.

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This is what it should look like after drying.IMG-20151030-WA0030

 

iii.ADDING STRENGTH :

To add strength to your straw structure,roll individual strips of paper or newspaper around a thin cylinder such as a pen refill and insert it into each straw and cutting off the excess.

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iv.FINISHING :

As a finishing last step ,add pearls to the straw ends so as to prevent the newspaper from showing.You can also add small golden beads to the top holes of the straws.IMG-20151030-WA0032IMG-20151030-WA0024

Pass your chains through and you’re all done!

I’ve made another one of these but it’s slightly different,it’s process will be up next!

Until then,keep crafting!I hope one of you tries this out! πŸ™‚

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29 comments

      • That’s the thing about a master, he keeps improving his craft, taking it a level higher every time! I always love that about a person, they have true strength of character πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜˜

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      • The madness for perfection, intense passion, pursuit of creativity, these are the pillars that strengthen the character of any person! And I’m a fan of anyone who possesses these qualities πŸ˜‰

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      • Yeh toh waqt hi batayega mohtarma…… Fida itni asaani se nahi hota main, agar hota bhi hoon, toh asaani se nahin hota hoon, kuch kasish ho unme bhi agar, aur dil churane ki adaa bhi ho, to dil lutaate hai un par zaroor, fir zamaane ko mazoor ho, naa ho! πŸ˜‰ Lijiye kuch shabd aap par khaas fida kardiye aaj humne, sirf aap ke liye kalam uthaa kar! πŸ’•

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      • Haha..main toh sirf mazaak kar rhi thi ,aap toh serious ho gye πŸ˜›
        ar itni khoobsurat line sirf aap he likh sakte hain,kaash aap hum par fida ho he jayen,aur aise shabd mujhe roz sunayen πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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      • Hahaha… Main bohot rarely serious hota hoon 😜 Ab aapne hindi mai jawab diya hai toh, thoda aur likhta hu, zara gaur farmaiyega.

        Jab jab uss husne-e-mallika ne fariyaad ki thi;

        kuch shabd hi nahi, unki khatir toh puri kitaab likh di thi;

        Har arzoo jo unke dil ki khwaaishon ne chup chup kar ki thi;

        Humne toh lafzon main woh har baar bayaan ki thi;

        Unhein toh shayad humse sirf thodi guftagoo ki umeed thi;

        Aur humne toh unpe fida hokar mohabbat ki nayi dastaan likhi thi!

        Mohtarma pasand aaya ho toh zara message kar dijiyegaπŸ˜‰

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