The best thing about making your own jewelry is that you can create a piece that is uniquely you. Whether you like leather, bling, vintage or simple styling, you can find a way to express your personality through jewelry. As I’ve shared before, I have a soft spot for all things antique and unique. The new Vintaj and Steampunk lines at Consumer Crafts made it easy for me to put together this cool statement steampunk necklace, which is really fun to wear.
- Vintaj Circle Jewelry Blank
- Bronze Finish Findings Set
- Vintaj Rectangle Blank
- Vintaj DecoEtch Die
- Big Shot or other Embossing Machine
- Steampunk Jewelry Gears, Small and Large
- Steampunk Chain
- Jewelry Glue
Step one: Set the blank in the desired place inside the DecoEtch die. Place the die in the embossing machine and run it through. Remove the blank from the die. If it seems stuck, gently bend the die to loosen the embossed blank. Repeat with the other blanks.
Step three: Once you’re happy with the layout, use the jewelry glue to adhere the pieces together. Set it aside to dry. (Note: If you have soldering tools, that is a more permanent way to set the gears. Keep in mind that this glue is not waterproof, so handle your steampunk necklace with care. The glue is very strong, and I haven’t had any issues with my necklace.)
Now you have a one of a kind statement steampunk necklace that will definitely be noticed. Also, it’s reversible, so both sides look finished! I preferred the copper and darker gears, but the gear sets also come with silver and gold gears if you want to make a more shiny statement. You could also use fewer gears to make the steampunk necklace smaller if you want something a little less flashy.
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!