Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BB-8 Star Wars Necklace


My toddler is a little BB8 fanatic. That little droid is her favorite part of the new movie and she was quite upset every time he wasn't on screen. I bought her this darling BB8 dress and decided to make her a necklace to go with it. This necklace is incredible easy to make and you can customize it to match any Star Wars character! 


Fizzy Pops is where I get the supplies for all of my bubble necklaces. They have an amazing selection. Here is what I used for these necklaces. 

You will need from Fizzy Pops:


First you will need to cut your wire the desired length of your necklace plus 1.5 inches on each side. My wire is 16 inches long, plus the 1.5 inches on each side, for a total of 19 inches.

Close a 6mm jump ring and slide it on the end of your wire. Loop the wire around the ring and then slide two crimp beads over both sections of wire. Use a pair of pliers to crimp the crimp beads down until they are tight and flat. You can also add an extender chain at this point, if you want to. For detailed instructions on adding an extender chain, check out the Fizzy Pops tutorial here.


After your beads are crimped. you are ready to add your necklace beads. Here is my necklace pattern for this necklace:

two orange
 striped bead
two white
 striped bead

(repeated 3x)

bottle cap pendant

two orange
  striped bead
two white
 striped bead

(repeated 3x)

Slide a lobster clasp onto a 6mm jump ring and then close the jump ring. Slide the jump ring onto the wire and then double back the wire through the crimp beads and a couple extra of the necklace beads. Crimp the crimp beads until they are tight and then trim the excess wire.


You necklace is now ready to add the image to the center! I did a google search for BB8 and found an image that I loved.  Pull it into a photo editing program, any program or app should be able to crop it. You want the image to print about 3/4 of an inch high. Use a 1 inch circle hole punch to punch out the image after it is printed.


Place an epoxy sticker on top of the image and rubbed the back to make sure all air bubbles were gone. Add a small amount of a strong glue (like E-6000) to the bottle cap and gently press your image with epoxy sticker to the bottle cap.

Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing.


My little BB8 is absolutely in love with this necklace. She begs to wear it every day! My daughter wants a C3PO one to match!

What Star Wars character would you make a necklace for?
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