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Pink and cephalopod-what more could you want?
this necklace has a snappy pink color that looks great with my striped tee shirts

Posted by cynthia d. from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States • Published See cynthia d.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a pendant necklace. Octopus Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make this sweet pink octopus necklace with these simple directions and you'll be the talk of the aquarium!

    you'll need:

    chain nose pliers (2 pairs)
    wire cutters

    Before you begin, you'll need to paint the octopus. Carefully wash it using dish soap and allow to air dry. Place the octopus on newspaper in a well ventilated area and spray two thin coats with the pink spray paint, allow to dry 30-60 minutes between coats. Follow up with a thin coat of the clear spray paint to make the finish last longer. Allow the whole thing to dry overnight before making your necklace. I don't generally paint the back, but that is up to you.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Octopus Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. Use the bead stringing wire to 'sew' the druk and flower bead to the filigree piece. Trim the excess wire. You can glue the knot with something like E6000 if you want, or back the filigree with a piece of suede or felt (cut to filigree size) to hide the knot if you wish.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Octopus Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    2. With the chain nose pliers use three 9 mm jump rings to attach the octopus to one piece of chain as shown. Use two 9 mm jump rings to attach the octopus to one side of the filigree piece. Use the remaining two 9 mm jump rings to attach the filigree piece to the remaining chain piece. Close all your jump rings securely, the ones in this photo need a bit of attention!

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Octopus Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    3. With the chain nose pliers use one 7 mm jump ring to attach the three pieces of 2x4 mm gunmetal chain to one side of the octopus. Use the remaining 7 mm ring to attach the ends of the 2x4 chain to the end of the large link chain.

    4. With the chain nose pliers open the ring on the end of the spring ring clasp and attach it to one end of the necklace. You'll clasp the necklace by hooking the clasp into the other end of the chain.

    I work at a bead store where I get to play with stuff like this all day. Lucky me! Let me know if you make your own sweet octopus garden necklace.

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CO + K User

omg is that resin. where did you get the octopus
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CO + K User

where did you get the octopus pendant?
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Ezme
Ezme · Wantage, England, GB · 25 projects
*love!*



its awesome! Happy
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Kepi
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
That's awesome!
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DrEaMeR
DrEaMeR · Palermo, Sicilia, IT · 20 projects
OMG! It's sooo beautiful!!!
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Rae Rae The Jet Plane
Rae Rae The Jet Plane · Los Angeles, California, US · 1 project
This is very beautiful...I wish I had seen this before going to the bead shop today...many of their pieces were beautiful but of cheap quality. I could have painted them to spruce them up.
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
Thats so friggin creative! I love the chains on the side, its a really cool idea Happy

YAY CEPHALOPOD!!!!!
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Sarah wearing doodled on converse
dude did not notice the comment above mine about etsy...
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Sarah wearing doodled on converse
Dude sweetness on a stick Happy

i went to etsy.com and they have those octopus charmes for like 7.00- 27.00 Dollars!!!! jeese maybe ebay.....

any who maybe i can make one out of sculpy...hmmm... yeah this could turn out bad...
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:3
:3 · Canada, CA · 1 project
If anyone's still looking for the octopi, I found a whole bunch of listings for these same ones by just searching for "octopus" on etsy! I didn't find any colored ones (just metallics) but I'm sure they could be painted.
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