Friday, October 7, 2016

Star Wars Bubble Necklace


If you have been around here before, you know that there is a lot of love for Doctor Who, Harry Potter and of course, Star Wars in this house. My kids love Star Wars and have seen all of the movies. they were Star Wars characters for Halloween last year and they are going to be different Star Wars characters this year. It is a love that seems to have no end. I made my little daughter a BB8 necklace earlier this year and so it was my older daughter's turn, we went with a fun logo necklace with a splash of purple! It was so easy to make and she absolutely loves how it turned out. 


I partnered up with Fizzy Pops on this fun and geeky necklace. They have hands down the best materials!  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:

gold stardust bead
black bead
gold stardust bead
black bead
gold stardust bead
purple berry bead

(repeat)

gold stardust bead
black bead
gold stardust bead
black bead
gold stardust bead

bottle cap pendant

gold stardust bead
black bead
gold stardust bead
black bead
gold stardust bead
purple berry 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 the Star Wars Logo and found an image that I loved.  Pull it into a photo editing program, any program or app and crop it to be such about 1.25 inches square. You want the image to print about 3/4 of an inch high, but you will want the black to be bigger than that, so you won't see any white. 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.


Do you have a little Star Wars Fan in your life? 

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