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Necklace with transparent pvc tube.
Sorry for my english, i'm a frenchy girl :)

Posted by Aurore from Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France • Published See Aurore's 17 projects »
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  • How to make a plastic necklace. Tube Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Just cut your tube to make a base like one of these, or invent your own pattern..
    It closes and holds thanks to the grip of the tube. (static electricity I think)

    Then ... let's decor it !!

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Tube Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    About rexlace wrapping, see this diagram.

    I begin to hold rexlace with the thumb, and i wrap it well tight.
    At the end of the wrap (or of the rexlace !) I make a large loop, maintain it firmly with the thumb and pass the rexlace in it.
    Then i knot it very very tight, and cut at 1-2mm.
    Et voilà ! No glue ! :)

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Tube Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the Sakura necklace, i covered the thin tube with ribbon and glued it on each ends.
    I wedged a big bead (filled with hot glue!) in one of the ends of the big tube, far enough to let the thin tube enter in it, putted -washed- sand (otherwise it make tube dirty and opaque) and 6-7 paper sakuras (see pattern here) and closed the tube with another bead, far enough again.
    Then i wrapped black rexlace around each end.

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Tube Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    For the Metal necklace, i've fill up the little thin tube with water, and closed it with screws that (luckily !) fit in the tube.
    I threaded a bolt on it, and (hot)glued it.
    I hotglued the little bolts too.
    I filled the long thin tube with fake zebra fur.

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Tube Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the Steampunk one, I've filled the big tube with colored water (with green ink) and closed it with big beads which had chains on it (beads filled with hot glue again).
    I screwed two big brass bolts at each end.
    The thin tube is wrapped with brown ribbon, which looks like leather i think ^^'. I glued it with (a lot of !) hot glue, because there's a great tension on this part.
    And the clasp is a part of big tube wrapped with 2 rexlace (orange and black).
    I added little gold rounded sequins, which i cut to make it like gears.

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Tube Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    For the Zebra necklace, my first actually, I filled the thin tube with fake zebra fur (with the help of a knitting needle and crochet :D it's a little bit hard because of the tube's grip), and wrapped the big tube with a sewed tube of fur.
    Then I wrapped each end with black rexlace.

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Spork
Spork · Paducah, Kentucky, US · 3 projects
For the record, (in the US) Lowe's and Home Depot sell this stuff in the plumbing section bulk or in small rolls for less than $1/ft. We're making these tomorrow!
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Aurore
Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects
Oh I'm sorry, I was meaning I glued the hole of the bead, not the tube ! I fix it.
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penny t.
penny t. · Athens, Attica, GR
maybe i didn't i uderstund but, at the sakura necklace you filled the big tube with glue?and if you did that,why?
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Aurore
Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects
I got the tubing in a DIY store, but it's in France.. I don't know where you can find it in your country. I think you can find it, maybe in the swiming-pool department or else ..
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Spork
Spork · Paducah, Kentucky, US · 3 projects
so where do you get the tubing?
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penny t.
penny t. · Athens, Attica, GR
can you make a bracelet too?
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
These are so awesome. Very cybergoth. ;)
LOVE!
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Aurore
Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects
Hi ! Thank you Happy
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Nancy W.
Nancy W.
Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
the steampunk one rocks
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