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Five seconds and no tools - instant gratification jewelry!
Okay, you guys, this one is insanely simple! All you need is the hinge from an old-fashioned wooden clothespin. You know you have one somewhere. Or your mom does. Go get it!

Here's what you do:

Posted by michlosangeles from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See michlosangeles's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled necklace. Upcycled Clothespin Pendants - Step 1
    Step 1

    Twist a clothespin apart to free the hinge.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Upcycled Clothespin Pendants - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stretch the hinge open a bit, and slip a large-hole bead over the two ends of wire.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Upcycled Clothespin Pendants - Step 3
    Step 3

    Let the wires snap back together inside the bead.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Upcycled Clothespin Pendants - Step 4
    Step 4

    String on a cord or chain, and that's a necklace!

    Doncha love how easy that was? It's fun to string several together for a different effect; make a bunch and play around with different combinations!

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Banshee b.
Banshee b.
my grand son and I are going to try this we make things for Christmas gifts for him to give out to his mom aunts and who ever he wants this is a GREAT one he will love it last year we made jewelry out of washers that we painted with nail polish they went over great cant wait to do this one
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Cristina Love
Cristina Love · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 2 projects
Beautiful! I would wear these ones in a blink!
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meg s.
meg s. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 97 projects
love it! I am not into making jewelry but I will make at least one of these!
michlosangeles
michlosangeles · Los Angeles, California, US · 14 projects
Yay! That's exactly what I thought - something for even the "I don't make jewelry" peeps. So glad you like it!
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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Super cute! I will start looking for clothes pins, hard to fine these days. Any idea's what to do with the wooden parts??? lol
michlosangeles
michlosangeles · Los Angeles, California, US · 14 projects
Ah ha, that's the next part of my evil plan...I'm def. going to have to do something with them, because I made wayyy too many of the necklaces, and now my work space is overflowing with the wooden bits. Thanks for the comment, fellow Pacific Northwesterner! I got my clothespins at the dollar store.
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