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« on: October 05, 2007 11:08:50 PM »

My boyfriend wants me to make him a necklace ( he made me one that I cherish ). I usually have tons of ideas for necklaces but my taste might not be appropriate for a 27 year old man. I really want to make him one but clueless where to start. His interests arent that great to base upon... Hematite ( but hes scared to wear it to work in fear of breaking ), Jacksonville Jaguars, and Body Building. Favorite colors are Black and Orange.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007 09:03:09 AM »

Would he wear like a surfer style braided hemp necklace in those colors?

« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007 08:10:10 PM »

I dont think he is into that sort of thing, plus I dont know how to do hemp work. Thanks though Smiley.


I finally decided on what to do... make a shrinky dink pendant of the Jaguars logo. It turned out great. However, I ran into a few more problems....

1- I used Sharpie on the Shrinky Dink... I read on here about several different varnish sprays... but I need a set answer directly to me ( Im slow ). Will Mod Podge work? Or do you think I should go scribble up a shrinky dink and use it as a guinea pig for different types of sealant til I find one that works?

2- What type of necklace should I put the pendant on? I have black ( and several other colors ) suade cording but its rather stiff and I have some black chain with silver accents.

3- If I go with the chain, what type of clasp ( not actually the clasp... but the finishing finding that the clasp goes on... dont know what its called ) do I use for thick chain? Its just "raw" chain bout off a roll at Walmart so theres not a clasp on it. I previously just used a jumpring to be able to put a clasp on it. But I want it to look more professional. I have some the barrel looking things but its not big enough for the chain.

Sorry, Im sort of new to this type of stuff. Im just a simple elastic-cures-all person aka my necklaces are elastic haha.

And I forgot he likes the super man logo. Think I should make one out of shrinky dinks where he can chose from different necklaces?
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007 02:29:59 PM »

I think your shrinky dink pendant sounds very cool (pics would be great Smiley )

I usually see men wearing metal or wood beads and they look great. 
Also, as for the cord, I'd stick to a manly type material like thick leather cord or natural hemp (even if it's not knotted up, It will look very cool!). 
If you use suede, I have a feeling it might be too femenine looking on a guy who likes to body build!  (Just my opinion though Wink )

I'm sure anything you make him he'll LOVE!!!  Have fun!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007 04:52:47 PM »

Thanks. Ill get pictures asap for better judgement on cording. I really dont think he cares bout looking feminine... heck haha. I said I was gonna make him one with teddy bear and glow in the dark star beads and he thought it would be awesome. Yea... hes a bit ummm you know haaaaa.

I should probably go put a protective seal on the pendant. And get to work on several options for the necklace itself.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2007 08:03:27 AM »

Here's one necklace I made for a male friend (not that the Adam's apple wouldn't have given that away). It is round wood beads, oblong green glazed ceramic beads and tiger eye.

Same friend, different necklace: different shapes of hematite beads.

And I have used mod podge on shrinkies, and it seems to work fine.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2007 09:34:14 AM »

My hub is not a jewelery wearing kind of guy (wedding ring is IT) BUT I found a vendor on eBay selling guitar picks (hub's a guitarist) bonded to computer circuit board (he's also a programmer).  I bought one and hung it from a thin black leather cord accented with dark brown wood beads.  He loves it and wears it constantly.  It's very masculine and interesting at the same time, and not too "much".
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