*If you're not a big fan of DIY or just don't have the time I'm now offering this necklace on Etsy!*
2 - 90ct Bags of Large Safety Pins
2 - Bags of X-Small Glass Beads
1 - Roll of 20 Gauge Copper Wire
2 - Lobster Claw Closures
2 - Metal "O" Rings
1) String Beads on Safety Pins
~ Purchase any beads of your liking. I used bright x-small glass beads but you can also use any color or size that appeals to you.
~ The easiest way to place the beads on is by throwing the beads in a bowl and using the safety pin to snatch up the beads in a random pattern (you could plan out a pattern but I like how the random pattern looks plus it's less time consuming/stressful).
~ Continue this process until all 180 (yes, that's 180!) safety pins are beaded.
2) Wire the Beaded Safety Pins
~ Take the 20 gauge copper wire and cut two 28-30" strips. These will be way too long but it's much easier to string the safety pins with extra slack.
~ First string one side of the safety pins and bend up each end of wire to hold them in place while you string the other side.
~ Double check to make sure all safety pins are threaded correctly before securing the lobster claw and metal "O" rings on each wire.
3) Secure Clasps
~ Secure the Lobster Clasps and metal "O" Rings with a needle nose pliers. And voile! You have a bold one of a kind statement necklace that you can brag about to friends, family and strangers.
4) Admire Your Work
~The overall look is a substantial beaded collar necklace with a boho/tribal feel. Perfect for a pop of color when paired with neutral knits this winter or with prints and colors during the summer. This necklace is also a great signature piece for festival season.
xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style