DIY Metal Purse Handle Necklace (really)

DIY Metal Purse Handle Necklace (really)

One of the coolest accessory trends at the moment is the metal collar necklace. I haven't found one that I like yet; they look a bit too Cleopatra to me. Fortunately, I found an alternative!

Once you get in the crafty state of mind, you'll start seeing potential projects everywhere. My friend was getting rid of a whole box of purses and I noticed these gold metal handles on one of the bags. I had no interest in the purse, but I chopped both handles off to turn them into necklaces. Only one handle had usable black cords so I picked up more in a similar style from Joann Fabrics.

Materials:

-1.5 ft of black cord
-curved metal tube
-hot glue
-wrapping wire (I used 26 gauge)

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Double your cord evenly and thread it through your metal tube. Cut the looped end so you have 4 ends on each side.

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Make sure that the two pieces of cord are the same length, hot glue the two pieces of thread together. Then glue the corresponding sides together so that all 4 ends are glued.

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Once the glue has dried, wind the wire around the glued end. Coil each wrap tightly, making sure that the glued end is hidden.

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Voila! Make sure to keep your creative eye out for materials that could turn into your next DIY project.

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Tags: DIY, fashion, metal, necklace

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