necklace from paper-clips
Because of my chenille necklace project i've got from my dearest friend Sheila a lot of paperclips to do some craftings with them.
When i was a child i had to go to sunday school. We always went to a differend church far from our own neigbourhood. Not really far, but when you must walk it , it wasn't always such a pleasure.LOL
The people there were rich and one of the persons had such a necklace, (i'm talking at the early 70ths) it was made of silver , and as a almost hippie to be i liked it soooo much, so i looked careful how it was made to make my own.
Only i hadn't the silver wire so i had made it from iron wire.LOL . it looked great and cool but i got always a black neck.LOL
so i thought mayby it's a smart idea to make the same but now from coloured paperclips to have a normal coloured sking afterwards.
i've made a tute of it and hope you will like it too;-D
have fun by creative;-D
gather all your paperclips together, and choose your main colour of them and lay them in the position you will have your necklace.;-D
And think about the size you will make .
Depending how long or short you wil make the necklace you must need more or less paperclips for your necklace.
i used 26 red ones and 26 striped ones.
but a little more is smart because some i used were to damaged by my trying outs.;-D
making the beads:
1. unfold the paperclip so you will get only a long wire.
2. fold this in two.
3. make in the middle of the fold a little circel not tooooooo tiny at first because you will later hook the second "bead" an this circel togehter.
4. bend this part on the way of the pict.
5. then start with the legs.
the left leg you must winding in a crips to the outside, or make one and fold him to the outside. look to the pict.
then you must winding a crips in the other leg to the upposite side.
and huraaay you 've made your first bead. Hang on the this your hook you've made.