Statement Steampunk Necklace Tutorial

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.

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-UnleashedDon’t worry if you’ve never made jewelry before!  This steampunk necklace project is great for beginners.

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-2Supplies needed to make your own steampunk necklace:supply-list

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.

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-3Step two:  Place the blanks on a non-stick mat, and arrange the steampunk necklace gears as desired.

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.)

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-4Step four:  Use a jump ring to attach the rectangle blank to the gear.

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-5Step five:  Use jump rings to attach the chain to the two circle blanks, and add the clasp to the chain.

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-6Now 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.

DIY-steampunk-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-1Have fun creating the necklace that tells the story of you!

About Morena

Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at She loves to share ideas for projects that are fast, frugal, and fabulous: easy on time and money, and great to look at! 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. Make sure to swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!


  1. JaneEllen says

    I remember first time I saw an image on Graphics Fairy and I asked her what Steam punk was. She probably thought I was some numb skull, lol. I’m an older woman so can somebody like me wear a necklace like that? I really love that. I have the die machine and jewelry glue but that’s it. Would need to find that die and other parts. Think it would nice with a black turtle neck or black nice t-shirt. Would need to make some earrings also and a bracelet to wear alone would be great. Many times I’ll wear bracelets and earrings, not other jewelry. When It’s hot in summer I can barely stand to wear earrings, not even a watch. Pinning this as I hope to make it. Happy days

    • says

      Hi JaneEllen,

      I’m of the opinion that you should wear any jewelry you like, no matter your age! If this piece speaks to you, then make it and wear it with pride! :)


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