Big statement necklaces are all the rage! My Hardware Bib Necklace takes ordinary hardware – just washers from your garage or the hardware store – and creates this amazing statement necklace with them. It’s hard to believe they are even washers!
I’ll teach you the basic technique and then you can make it as large as you like or as small as you like.
Use washers or other hardware you find in sheds or garages. Or find a store that saves items such as a habitat for humanity store (that’s where I get a lot of washers.) You can also, of course, head to the hardware store.
Worried about metal sensitivity to the washers? Don’t worry, I’ll teach you what to use to seal the washers so you don’t have that problem!
This necklace looks amazing and complicated. But it’s really not! I’ll teach you how to make it with step-by-step color photos (and even teach you how to properly open and close jump rings so that you don’t have to worry about your design coming apart!)
Skill level/Skills you need: I wouldn’t call this a beginner project, but I do teach you all the skills you need to successfully complete this project. So, as long as you have some patience and want to learn, you’ll be just fine!
Materials and Tools Needed:
- Washers (21 or more if you want to make a larger bib for the necklace)
- 7 mm jump rings (or larger if you use larger washers)
- 4 mm jump rings
- Lobster clasp
- Midas Lacquer Finish Sealer (or other metal sealer that is skin safe)
- Wire cutters
- 2 pairs of needle nose or chain nose pliers (or one of each)
Ready to get started? Pick up the 16 page tutorial in my craftsy pattern shop here and you can get started right away!
Purchase here for just $5 for INSTANT download!