Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Force Awakens C3PO Necklace


We are big Star Wars fan. Don't believe me? 


I am not sure if is sad or awesome that I have quite a few more pictures like that I could show you. I have loved introducing my kids to Star Wars, seeing their reaction when they realize that Darth Vader is Luke's Father and see Rey use The Force for the first time. When I came up with the idea of a C3PO necklace that pays tribute to his red arm, I couldn't help but make one for my younger daughter. She is the droid fan in the house. 


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 18 inches long, plus the 1.5 inches on each side, for a total of 21 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:

Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead
Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead
Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead

(repeat)

Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead

bottle cap pendant

Gold Stardust Bead
Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead
Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead
Large Gold Faux Pearl Bead
Gold Stardust Bead

Large Red Faux Pearl Bead
Small Red Faux Pearl Bead
Large Red Faux Pearl Bead
Small Red Faux Pearl Bead
Large Red Faux Pearl Bead
Small Red Faux Pearl Bead
Large Red Faux Pearl Bead
Small Red Faux Pearl Bead

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 C3PO and found an image of him from The Force Awakens. You want to make sure he has his red arm in the photo or the necklace doesn't make sense.  Pull the photo 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 on cardstock 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.



Do you have a droid fan in your life that would love this?

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