Easy DIY Projects: Safety Pin and Pearl Necklace

Easy DIY Projects: Safety Pin and Pearl Necklace

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Easy DIY Projects Safety Pin and Pearl Necklace

In all my years of crafting up a storm, making jewelry has always been a favorite activity of mine. And thanks to the simplicity of jewelry, you don’t need much to make something awesome. Leftovers from another project can be re-purposed for the next. To top it off, fancy materials aren’t even a necessity. For example, this tutorial uses a safety pin and a single bead to make an edgy necklace. Keep reading to see how you can make your own – even if you’re a novice DIYer!

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Supplies

  • Safety pin
  • Chain*
  • 12mm jump rings (2)
  • 10mm jump rings (2)
  • Pearl bead
  • Head pin
  • Jewelry clasp
  • Jewelry pliers

* Use two 8-inch strands of chain to create a necklace of a standard length. You can use shorter or longer strands depending on the desired length of your finished necklace.

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1. Add the pearl bead to the head pin.

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2. Using the cutter portion of the pliers, cut the head pin ½ inch above the pearl.

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3. Bend the pin into a loop using the round-nosed ends of the pliers. This will transform the pearl bead into a charm.

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4. Using the pliers, open up a 12mm jump ring.

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5. Add the safety pin, a strand of chain and the pearl bead to the jump ring. Bend the ends toward each other to close.

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6. Using another 12mm jump ring, attach another strand of chain to the opposite end of the safety pin.

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7. Add a 10mm jump ring and a jewelry clasp to one chain. Add another 10mm jump ring to the other.

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Pretty simple, right? I love the combination of pearls and safety pins, but you can customize this necklace to your liking. Feel free to use something different, such as a crystal, stone or wood bead.

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Tutorial Photos: Kirsten Nunez
Street Style Photos: Haruka Sakaguchi

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