I know that I say a lot of my DIY projects are easy, but today’s is seriously, incredibly easy. Eddie Borgo is one of my favorite jewelry designers and when I saw this necklace and these earrings, I knew I’d hit the DIY-spiration gold mine. All you need is some strong glue, routers from the hardware store, some endcaps, and some brute force (or a heavy duty bolt cutter in my case.) I strung my pendant onto a 24″ silver chain as I’ve been really into mixing metals… but you could make yours into earrings, string it onto an either longer necklace, or go shorter. I also love wearing two different size pendants at once.
Naturally, I paired my necklace with a navy striped t-shirt dress. But this little guy goes with absolutely everything. I particularly like pairing it with preppy + ladylike ensembles to add a little edge.
Full tutorial + steps after the break.
Materials / Where to Buy:
Assorted Brass Wood Screws. I used Sizes #8 x 2″, 12 x 2.5″, #10 x 3″, and #12 x 2″ // 4mm Barrel Cord Ends (The Eddie Borgo ones are hematite, so get that if possible) // Bolt Cutters // Small Jump Rings + Chain //E6000 Glue
Step 1 – Cut off the head of your screw using the bolt cutters.
Step 2 – Dip your headless screw into a healthy amount of E6000 glue.
Step 3 – Press router firmly into the base of the endcap, and allow to dry.
When dry, attach to a jump ring to make a pendant, or ear wires to make earrings.
What a cool and unique idea. It got me thinking it might be fun to do multiple ones in varying sizes on one necklace to really make a statement… Might just have to try this!
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That’s how I’ve been wearing mine! I love them, so much… and since the project is so easy you can make a bunch at a time.
So Fun!!! And I totally agree mixing preppy with an edge. That is my style summed up! See this is why we are great friends – twinsies! 🙂
yay for being twinsies. now just come play in new york! xo
AJ could TOTALLY do this.
totally. just get him some bolt cutters
love this necklace! i wonder if home depot would cut some screws down for me so i don’t have to buy a bolt cutter! will let you know!
That is a great idea! I would try a local hardware store as the service will probably be better but I bet they’d do it!
Very cool; it certainly does look easy!
it really truly is! 😉
This is a great DIY!
Gotta love an easy project! 🙂
Me too! I hope you give it a try! 🙂
Such a cool idea, never would have thought of this!
Aw, thanks Tanya!
thank you so much! Hope you try it!!
simple & chic!
I love hardware DIYs! Looks great as a long pendant.
thank you, Erin! xx
Seriously love this, though I’m not sure a heavy duty bolt cutter is in my future!
Aw so glad! Honestly, you’d be shocked at how much I use mine. Absolutely love it – so useful!
I love the idea of this ‘tough as nails’ jewelry (kind of literally) paired with something really light and feminine, or soft. Like a white or blush Equipment blouse…which PS, I still need to buy.
I agree on both fronts – they’d look great together… and you need one! xoxo
Love your proposal! I’ll definetely try to make this!
Thanks for sharing and kisses from Barcelona
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I’m so glad you liked the post! If you make it, I’d love to see a photo!
Such a cute idea!
– Sara @ Gameday Stylist
Thanks Sara! It’s such a fun / easy project 🙂 xx
did you have to file down the end or anything? (knowing me I’d stab myself with it lol! or catch threads on my clothes haha)
I didn’t! You could if you were really worried but I haven’t found that it’s too sharp 🙂