Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 27: PVC Pipe Necklace

Day 27

I wanted to make a PVC pipe necklace during this journey.  I wasn't exactly sure how to do it, or how it would look, I just new I wanted to do it.  Now one thing you need to know about me is that I suffer slightly from insomnia.  I say "slightly" because sometimes I am up all night playing Candy Crush.  Some nights, I am up all night with ideas and I make notes and plans.  This necklace came to me during one of my insomnia nights full of ideas.  

I took a 3/4" PVC pipe and cut it at a 45 degree angle, and then I cut again creating this "bead."  Then I hand painted the inside teal and the outside black.  The colors could be anything though.  I just chose black and teal because those are the beads I wanted to use.

And as you can see, there are some flaws.  I am completely fine with that because I don't always like perfect.  If I wanted something 100% perfect, I would just buy something from the store.  

Once I was done and started taking pictures, Lucy ran over and said she wanted to wear it.  Of course she did.

Summary, I already had the chain, I used a backing of a broken necklace I already had, the PCV bead cost maaaaaybe $.10 and the smaller beads on the inside were $2.  This necklace cost me just over $2 to make.

Pretty sweet huh?

To check out the other days in this series:
Day 1                Day 6                 Day 11               Day 16               Day 21         Day 26
Day 2                Day 7                 Day 12               Day 17               Day 22
Day 3                Day 8                 Day 13               Day 18               Day 23
Day 4                Day 9                 Day 14               Day 19               Day 24
Day 5                Day 10               Day 15               Day 20               Day 25

Check out my new Pinterest board where I will be showcasing all of my 31 Days projects for this series!

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