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« on: April 07, 2008 07:45:41 PM »

I long time ago, I remember getting a light up necklace as a reward for selling Girl Scout cookies. The magnetic clasp held the batteries and there was an LED in the middle of the necklace. The clear frosted plastic pendants were interchangeable and there was like a heart and a yin yang and other stuff. I don't remember clearly, but I think the LED was exposed when the pendant was removed.

That would be perfect for something I am trying to make, though I can't find anything like it! I figured Oriental Trading probably carried some, and they have something like it but from the pictures it looks like the LED is hidden inside a plastic silver ball, and the pendant is not meant to come off.

I thought if I just bought an LED, some wires, and some button batteries that I could be set but my dad tells me it's more complicated than that (I don't know why, though). I took apart a pen I have that has an LED in it and it has a chunky casing behind it that must hold something important to the function of the LED. It doesn't work for what I need, however. I wish I kept that cheapo necklace around lol. Anyway, does anybody know where I could find something similar to the LED necklace like the one I had years ago? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 07:51:27 PM »

Here's how to make LED "throwies" using a LED, batteries, and tape.  You could probably use this in a necklace.

http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008 08:14:29 AM »

Thanks Jillie! I went to Radio Shack earlier and got some LEDs and button batteries, though I found the standard LEDs aren't quite bright enough in daylight. I had this pen with a really bright blue LED though I kinda killed it while taking it apart. Oh well, maybe I'll be able to find another bright LED somewhere. Wires are also a problem, though I'm working on some solutions for that. I honestly have no idea what I'm dong, so I do appreciate any advice. Thanks!  Grin
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