DIY necklace with optical lens is a mix media jewerly in a vintage and a bit of steampunk styles. It uses a leptical lens as the main charm that is decorated with metallic gears and wires. It’s easy to make, simple materials and steps. Can be altered with more embellishments or other paper than this used to match your style.
- Optical Lens: Antique Brass (2 pieces)
- Mini Ephemera – Lady Like
- Gears: Industrial (14 pieces)
- Waxed Cotton Cord Hank – Black 45′
- Knorr Prandell Craft Wire ⌀1mm – Brass
- Efco flat aluminium wire – Brown
- Round nose pliers
- flat nose pliers
Cut 2 pieces of the flat wire in 3in(~7,5cm) and 4in(~10cm) lengths. Coil some bronze wire to hold the flat wires together and some for decoration. Coil the edges of the flat wires with the help of the round nose pliers.
Mark a circle with the help of the optical lens and cut the design from the tag you want to use and glue it on the optical lens with the printed side facing the glass. You can cover the back of the tag with paint or any medium for protection.
Coil some bronze wire on the gears. Do that before glueing them as it will help to keep them in the desired position.
Glue the flat wires first, then the gears. Cut 5 about 15in (~40cm) long cords and add end and lobster clasps on both edges of the cords. Adjust further the length of the necklace with jump rings.