February 27, 2012

Leftovers for lunch: DIY Spike Jewelry Part 1

In my always planning ahead (but always running late) world, leftovers for lunch or dinner are what keep me running. It's thrifty and resourceful, just like DIY!

Coming this week is a triple threat of DIY projects, all leftover based. Remember my turquoise spike bead necklace? Well, I had a lot of those beads leftover from the project, even after making a few smaller necklaces. Here's what I did with a few residual beads, super glue, and jewelry findings.


Keep reading for how-to!


Project 1 Knuckle Ring
Materials:
Two spike beads
Ring blank
Tube bead (that spike rings fit snugly in)
E6000 super glue

Attach tube to ring blank with glue.

Add glue inside tube and insert a bead on either end. Let dry overnight.


Wearing it, I can only hold up my middle finger. Good thing the ring has plenty of attitude to accompany the gesture. In the photos above, you'll see a sneak peak at another DIY with these beads coming next!

4 comments:

  1. Loving the ring! That's such a clever idea.

    I could also see making a pair of dangly spike earrings. They'd look seriously awesome!

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  2. Nice! It'd be cool to do one with a bone wrapped with a flat piece of metal, too, like new age Flinstones style.

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    1. amanda7:22 AM

      if you can find a nice bone or make one out of polymer clay.

      i have some curved coral spikes that would look pretty nu-flintstones too

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