Last night on my Cynchronicity Live webcast, I showed how to make some steampunk-ish jewelry from hardware. It’s easy to make, inexpensive, and edgy – my three favourites in a project! I purchased all the supplies for it at Rona (a Canadian home improvement/hardware store) but certainly places like Home Depot should have these items as well.
For this pendant, I used three large washers and wired them together. Then for the “floral” element in the center, I added a faucet handle from the plumbing aisle.
I made this pendant out of three pronged plugs for holes (don’t really know what they’re called but I found them in the hardware section). I bent the prongs back to form something like petals of a flower and then stacked the three of them on top of each other. I used a hose clamp and placed a crumb strainer in the middle of it for a solid surface on which to attach the “flowers”.
Finally, the base for this pendant is a metal mending plate with 4 holes. I put a cotter pin through each of the two center holes. I used alcohol ink to dye a couple of pieces of clear plastic tubing found in the plumbing department. Then I added some corrugated metal pieces and toothed locking washers as embellishments.
If you missed the show and want to catch the replay for all the details on the above creations, click here: https://www.linqto.com/PlaybackRoom.aspx?roomname=creativeedventures&name=SingleExplicit_2012_02_29_19_59_39_585
Next week’s show, Wednesday March 7th at 9 pm Eastern, I’ll continue on with this same topic – I have so much more to share about making jewelry from hardware!