Here's my take on nOir's neon jewelry. I raided my junk jewelry stash for a piece of a broken glass necklace, popped in to M&J Trimming for some neon bolo cord and to restock on E6000, and within half an hour of coming home I had this necklace! Sometimes I'm so eager to make a project as soon as I can, that I neglect all basic tasks and needs, like taking off my coat or eating. I've got a one-track mind. The necklace a bit smaller than the inspiration, but that's the way (uh huh uh huh) I like it. Also, on closer inspection it looks like nOir's jewelry is made from fiber cord, not leather. Minor details!
Oh, and guess what? I made a second piece inspired by nOir, coming soon.
More after the jump!
Tools and Materials:
Neon colored cord (leather, vinyl or nylon)
Glass or plastic jewel pieces
Super glue and toothpick
Fold over end crimps or end caps
Clasp and jump rings
Cut the cord to your desired necklace length. Use pliers to squish the fold over crimps onto each end of the cord.
Attach the clasp to the ends with jump rings.
Determine where the middle or bottom of your necklace will be. Line up your bling.
Using the toothpick, apply super glue to the individual stones, starting in the center and working to the sides.
Press the glass jewels firmly against the cord, and leave to dry overnight.
Simple and satisfying. I love the turquoise, mix of materials, and bringing new life to broken vintage jewelry.