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Recycle an old belt buckle into a beautiful statement necklace
This is a great way of recycling pretty buckles from old belts into a gorgeous statement necklace - very simple to make, yet a beautiful piece of jewellery.

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
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  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by using pliers to remove the prong of the buckle, leaving just the outer part.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add jump rings along the bar of the buckle, and attach a piece of chain to each of the last two rings.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put beads onto a jewellery pin, ensuring that it fits into the space available inside the buckle.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using pliers, bend the part of the pin without beads on at a right angle, and cut off a small piece.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the remainder of the pin into a loop using the pliers.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach the loop to the bar of the buckle, in between the jump rings.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue this process, adding more and more beaded pins until the inside of the buckle is full.

  • How to make a hardware necklace. Recycled Buckle Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Attach the clasp to the end of the chain.

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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
great upcycle, love it Happy
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