January 30, 2013

Boho Yo-Yo Necklace Tutorial

 Materials:
5 inches of 14g wire
15 inches of 24g wire
5 buttons of your choice
5 Fabric Yo-Yos (available here! Jewelry Accord)
4- Brass 4mm jump rings
Chain cut to your favorite length
Clasp of your choice.

Tools needed: Chain nose pliers, flush cutters, flat nose pliers, bench block, hammer, Euro metal hole punch

1. Form a slight curve in the piece of 14g wire. Hammer it flat along the whole thing, flaring out the ends of the wire more-so than the rest, so that you can punch holes in each end.





2.  I used the hole punch to also start a hole at the center of the fabric yo-yos, making it a bit easier to thread the wire through. Cut the 24g wire into  5 sections, each 3 inches long. Bend the wire in half, thread the two ends through the front of the button, down through the center of the yo-yo. 


3. Starting at one end of the 14g wire, place a yo-yo up against the wire, with the 2- 24gwires on each side of the 14g wire curve. Wrap one tail around the 14g wire 3-4 times, out toward the hole at the end.  Wrap the other tail around the wire 3 times towards the center of the 14g wire. Trim the excess wire at the underneath of the yo-yo so that it won't rub on the skin when worn.


4. Repeat step 3 using the remaining wires, buttons and yo-yo's. You may have to overlap the yo-yo's a bit so that all 5 will fit on your wire form.


5. Attach a jump ring to each end of the 14g wire form, and attach your chain.  Using the remaining 2 jump rings, attach your clasp at the back of the necklace.


 



8 comments:

  1. Ohh I use to make those when I was a kid. We didn't make jewelry out of them though. The went on pillow. Great idea.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. Cool! This necklace is so cute. I love it. Great idea to have some yo-yos in the Jewelry Accord shop, too. Maybe your mama can keep up the supply of those! ;)

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  3. Very spring and quite sweet.

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  4. Too cute! I will have to try this soon. Very spring!

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  5. Cynthia W.1/31/2013

    Thanks Lorelei, what a cute idea!

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  6. Oh sew cool! I love fabric, yo-yo's and tutorials. I'll have to come back and check this out! And I just discovered plenty of fabric in my stash that can't even remember when I got it!

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  7. Thanx for the tut. Great new look.

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