Sunday, 31 October 2010

DIY: Scrabble Initial Necklace

This is a really simple DIY I did yesterday which I thought I could post here.
I've been meaning to do this for a while but couldn't find any old scrabble sets in the charity shops (I didn't want to pay £1 per tile on eBay!) but then the other day I found an old set at home.

The finished necklace

I used: A scrabble tile, Silver findings, a 16" silver chain, a drill and jewellery making tools (to bend the finding)

Test tile!

All I did to make the necklace was drill two holes into the scrabble tile, one on the front and one on the top. As you can see from the image above, I placed the tile onto a scrap piece of wood to make sure I didn't damage the surface underneath.
I then stretched out one of the findings, threaded it through the holes, placed the chain down and used the jewellery making tool to close it back up again neatly around the chain.
This literally only took about 5 minutes to make and I'm happy with the result. 

Left: Close up of the front of the necklace, Right: Where the two holes were drilled

I'm also planning to make myself a ring but need to buy some more jewellery glue, which annoyingly was sold out when I went shopping today...
I have a few more DIY posts I've been thinking about, unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to make things anymore, but if people are interested in these little ideas I shall try and post some more!
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