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« on: August 12, 2009 12:41:45 PM »


I saw a very similar necklace in a little shop for around $100. I was bummed because I really liked it but didn't have $100 to waste on a necklace. Sooo... I raided my mom's jewelry drawer and ended up with TWO!!!! I bought the chains and clasps at Michael's for around $10.

Necklace #1: "The Mr. T"

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Necklace #2: "The gift I made for a friend but liked it so much I decided to keep it"

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Most of what I used were old earrings or pins. I used gorilla glue to adhere the little rings to the backs so that I could connect them to the necklace. Gorilla glue doesn't really work though. If you pull on it, it just snaps right off! I would recommend a soldering iron for a more permanent adhesive. 

I know this is a little more "tacky" for most tastes but I really love it! Hope you like it too!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009 12:58:38 PM »

Aw... they're so great! I love them & think they're 'charming'  Cheesy

I'd totally wear one!
Love your owl tattoo BTW!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009 01:08:42 PM »

I think these are great. I really like the second one!
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009 02:34:24 PM »

I think those rock! Upcycling FTW.

I wonder if E6000 on sandpapered surfaces might hold better--?

Anyway, they look great!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009 06:46:42 PM »

Sorry for being obtuse but are you saying you glued the jump rings to the backs of the charms?Huh

You could use five-minute epoxy and you wouldn't have to clamp the objects for as long as you need to with Gorilla Glue.

I love that gumball machine, complete with gumballs!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009 06:51:11 PM »

Thanks everyone! And yes, I glued the rings to the backs of the charms. Gorilla glue was all I had at the time but I'll check out that epoxy stuff. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009 06:59:05 PM »

I wish I had "junk" that was so lovely. It makes your necklace look awesome. I tend to lose pieces that small.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009 09:06:07 PM »

Gorgeous! I bet the 100$ ones were nowhere near as nice as yours.


I'm going to have to raid my grandmothers costume jewellery.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009 08:22:31 AM »

wow, those look really awesome, i love charm bracelets/necklaces and i really love the gumball machine charm on the first one  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009 09:49:22 AM »

I love these!  The gumball machine charm is especially awesome.

Hmm . . . I should go raid my junk drawers now . . .  Grin
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