I 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!
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.
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.
Voila! There you have your very own brass ring necklace!
Lauren Thomas, Marketing Assistant