February 7, 2012

Geometric Necklace

I made this necklace here a few weeks back and totally forgot to tell you about it.
Cute, right?

I'm le tired. Don't hate me because I fail to entertain today. Just re-read what I wrote yesterday. It might be less amusing the second time, but it's still more exciting than this. 

In good news: I think tomorrow's post will be just the tits. Now you have something to look forward to. 
Forgive my lack of flavor, but enjoy this necklace, because not one, but two ladies in my life have drooled over and requested this on-trend piece of neck candy. 

1. Fimo pasta maker from Michael's.
2. A small paint brush from Blick. 
3. Gold chain from Toho Shoji.
4. Metal loops from Toho Shoji.
5. A lobster claw clasp from Toho Shoji. 
6. Fimo from Michael's.
7. Martha Stewart liquid gold paint from Michael's.
8. A push pin from Staple's.
9. Pliers from a local hardware store. 
10. *NOT PICTURED* (oops) X-Acto knife from a local hardware store. 
11. *NOT PICTURED* (intentionally) Oven or toaster oven. 

Step 1:
Knead the fimo in your hand until it is soft. 

Step 2:
Pull the soft fimo through the pasta maker and the thickest setting.

Step 3:
Use the X-Acto knife to cut three equally sized triangles.

Step 4:
Place the triangles on top of one another as shown above. Then press down on the overlapping areas so they attach to one another. 

Step 5:
Use the push pin to make two holes, one at each corner of the top triangle. Bake the fimo in oven or toaster oven at 275 for about 7-10 minutes. 

Step 6:
Paint the baked fimo with the liquid gold. Let dry. 

Step 7:
Use the pliers and metal loops to attach a piece of chain to each hole.

Step 8:
Use the pliers to attach a loop and a lobster claw clasp to the other end of the chain. 

Rawr! So cute!
My favorite part about this necklace is that it is simultaneously trendy and delicate. 

Me and my unenthusiastic self are going to leave you. I will return with my personality tomorrow. 


Angela Marie said...

I love it, still an awesome post!
Thanks for sharing :)



Did you paint both sides, I think the side with the triangles overlapping would look woot too.

Maia Dobson said...

That geometric gold necklace is so fab! From afar, it looks like a real gold jewelry. I used to sell gold for cash to buy myself a nice jewelry but then thanks for showing me how to make a customized gold necklace.

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