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DIY: Brass Ring Necklace

DIY HeaderI recently came across a brass ring necklace on Pinterest that caught my eye. Not only is the necklace super original, but it uses unconventional materials that make it such a statement piece.  So… I decided to head to the hardware store! Give this DIY project a try and you’ll absolutely love the finished product!

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Step 1. I began by selecting about four different sized brass rings and laid them out on the floor of the hardware store. I played around with different patterns and sizes until I decided on one shape. I took a picture of the pattern so that I could remember the layout and refer back to the original pattern once I brought the materials home.

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Step 2. Begin by taking the two center rings out of the bunch. Take a 12″ piece of nylon and connect the two rings by wrapping the cord about three to four times around the rings. Once you feel they are as secure as possible, tie a tight knot and trim both ends with scissors. This is where you will need to take your lighter out and melt each end.  Once you have burned one end, immediately take your lighter to the melted end and press the side of the lighter firmly against the melted tip. This will seal the knot and prevent the ends from separating or fraying.

You will essentially want to repeat this step with the next ring, working your way from the inside out.  Once you have connected the pattern, you will then need to make the strings from which the rings will hang from. Simply take two 40″ pieces of nylon and loop each cord through the top two rings of your pattern and adjust the length.

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Voila! There you have your very own brass ring necklace!

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Joni Loves : April 2013

I went to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta with my family last week. There were so many fabulous exhibits.  These were some of my favorites!

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1 - Gogo Jewelry

There is a Gogo Ferguson exhibit there now. I have a few pieces of her jewelry and have always loved her work. Gogo uses natural elements she finds around her home on Cumberland Island, GA to create beautiful jewelry. The necklace above is composed of beads and silver pieces that are made from the mold of an armadillo scapula. The other necklace and earrings are made of pearls and silver cast from the mold of a rattlesnake jawbone.

2 - Drawers

This was a cool piece made of maple, various preexisting drawers, jute furniture mover’s strap and metal.

3 - Little Door

Loved this little door.  My daughter, Sarah, stepped in as model to demonstrate scale.

4 - Lichenstein House

The Lichenstein house in front of the museum! It was such a treat to go exploring through the museum with my husband Rick and daughter Sarah!

5 - African Embroidery

These skirts were part of an African textile exhibit that we LOVED. The skirt on the right is from Tanzania!

If you are in the Atlanta area I highly recommend a visit to this fabulous museum!

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