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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19 comments:

Jessica said...

This is so adorable! A fun project for the entire family to do, love Star Wars!

Dogvills said...

You are so crafty. This necklace is so cute. My daughter is a great fan of Star Wars. I'll show this to her.

Amanda Steelman said...

This makes me laugh! Stars wars has been a topic of controversy in my house since we got married. My husband is a huge fan and I am not. My son is now a fan but my daughter agrees with me! My husband likes to watch a movie every night and we end up sleeping with the tv on. I bet I have seen Star Wars more times than the normal fan!!! This is a super cute necklace and an awesome craft idea.

Angela Tolsma said...

haha I think I'm the opposite of star wars fan I haven't seen the latest movie yet but I totally get being fans and I am so happy that you are introducing your kids to your passions! I love your costumes! This necklace is fabulous!!

Theresa Pickett said...

This necklace is really pretty and creative! I love that you made it. I thought it was store bought when I looked at it.

Kimberly Stroh said...

I love you jewelry tutorials. You are so talented and make such fun designs. This is a perfect gift too!

Anna said...

Your costumes look fabulous! Did you wear the necklace on Halloween?

Louise Bishop said...

That is SUCH an easy and ADORABLE craft for Star Wars! You're always SO creative!

Heather said...

This would be such a cute craft to do with the girls. So creative!

Karen Morse said...

How fun to incorporate this craft with Star Wars! Makes it even more personal and meaningful and I LOVE it!! You're so good with this stuff!

Roxanne Ferber said...

Oh my gosh this is Brilliant!! My girls will love this!!! It will make an awesome sticking stuffer too!

Organic Deal Diva said...

What an easy and adorable craft! I've been trying to think of one for my little girl and this one we can do together! :)

Debbie-jean Lemonte said...

These are super adorable. It makes for a great DIY moment with my god-children. Thank you for the idea.

Krystel Seijo said...

This is so adorable. We recently got into Star Wars and now the whole family loves it.

Taylor Mobley said...

Super adorable and looks fairly easy to make. :) I love that the whole family got involved in this costume! SO cute!

Amanda Love said...

How creative is this necklace! I love how easy it is to make as well. Awesome idea! I also love your costumes. SO ADORABLE!

Heather said...

This is so fun! I love beads and making jewelry, but never think of themes like this.

Stephanie Lee said...

This is so adorable! What a fun creative way to show your StarWars love.

Amanda @ Old House to New Home said...

My niece loves Star Wars, so this would be a great DIY Christmas gift for her!

 
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