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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Green Friendship Necklace

Post and Images by:Tiffany Threadgould

Puzzled by what to do with that 999 piece puzzle piled in the back of your closet? Brush it off and put a new twist on those split-heart friendship necklaces. When you use two connecting pieces, you can keep one for yourself and give the other to your better half.

You'll need:
2 connecting puzzle pieces
2 large jump rings
2 necklaces
needle-nosed pliers
clear acrylic coating (like Polycrilic) or clear fingernail polish
drill, drill bit, grommets, and grommet pliers (optional)


1. Take puzzle pieces and poke a hole through the top of each with a tack.
Tip: Alternatively, you can drill an 1/8" hole in the top of each piece. Then insert a grommet into each piece and crimp into place.

2. Use pliers to open up the jump ring. Thread the jump ring through the hole you created. Then close up the jump ring. Repeat for the other puzzle piece.

3. Thread the necklace through the jump ring. Coat both sides of each piece with a thin layer of acrylic coating or nail polish. Hang the necklaces and let dry. Then, show off your upcycled style by wearing one and giving the other to a friend.

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