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Geeky Chic
I'll admit it: I'm addicted to my computer. I rely on it for so many things in my life, from drawing to gaming to communication. So when I'm not happily clacking away at my keyboard, I sometimes feel a bit out of my element.
But now, with this upcycled necklace, you too declare to the world that you are apart from your beloved!

As always, check my blog for more projects. Link at the top :)

Posted by Scarlet from United States • Published See Scarlet's 46 projects »
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  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start out with some keyboard keys, eye pins, and jump rings. Removing keys is relatively easy; just slip something thin and sturdy (I used the tip of my flat nosed pliers) under the edge of the key and apply leverage.

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your eye pins and cut them down to size.

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    If you have these nubby things on the backs of your keys where they attached to the keyboard, clip them off with wire cutters.

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a generous amount of hot glue to attach the eye pins, making sure to cover any sharp edges left from the wire cutters.

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    When that's dry, attach the jump rings...

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    ...and string your keys onto waxed cord with some beads. I'm using faux pearls here.

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tie on some clasps with square knots. This is the time to make sure your necklace is the right length.
    I usually apply 3-5 coats of clear nail polish onto my knots to make sure they don't come undone.

  • How to make a charm necklace. Afk Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    If you had planned ahead, you could use crimps to keep your beads in place.
    But if you're in the same boat as me, make sure the beads are centered and then knot the cord.

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DinjaDONUT
DinjaDONUT · Utrecht, Utrecht, NL · 6 projects

Thanks for the 'How to' :D
I love your idea!

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Hannah W.
Hannah W.

WOW,great idea i think i may do this except with my entials HEW!!!!

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