DIY / Fashion

DIY Mineral Key-Chain Necklace

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As the temperature rises so does my desire to incorporate a lot more color into my wardrobe. Being a student I do not have a lot to spend on new pieces so I like to try and make ones instead .
I found this key chain while visiting the Black Market Mineral Shop in Old Town in Kissimmee, FL. In the store there was a dollar section – definitely my kind of price! I fell in love with this magenta mineral key chain. It’s rich magenta color was so cute and it exuded this bohemian feel.
I thought I would nix the key chain idea and instead use a few materials and a couple steps to create a new summer necklace all for around $6.

This tutorial gives you the flexibility to use so many different pendants. Really try to take advantage of wearing something interesting!

Mineral Key Chain Necklace –

Materials:
Key Chain
2 Sizes of O Rings (You can get about 50 rings in three different styles for around $1.89.)
Metal Chain (I got about 100 yards for about $2.35.)
2 Pliers (optional)
Necklace Clasp (I found an old necklace that had turned a funky color … so free.)

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Directions:

1. Measure out the desired length of chain you would like for the necklace. Undo from rest of chain.

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2. Disconnect the key chain from the mineral.

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3. Using the pliers or your hands, bend each end of a larger O ring away from each other as such.
4. Slip the mineral on to the larger O Ring and then close it.
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5. You are now going to construct the clasp part of the necklace. Using the smaller O rings, loop multiple rings together to make a chain using the above technique. After each ring is added bend each end back to their original position.

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On the last ring slip the clasp part of the necklace and close ring

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End Result.

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8. On the free end of the necklace slip on the mineral, then take free end and slip it on to an open O ring.
9. Bend back together.

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Your new necklace is now complete. Try on for length making any adjustments as desired.
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I paired with a solid top for a pop of color in your everyday wear or with a bright top for tropical look, like I did.

A great piece of summer jewelry for a great price!

— Ariana Cooper

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