Time: 10 minutes
Materials: 1/8″ round copper tube, leather cord, scissors, mini tube cutter
Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for another Quarterly Collab post! In case you missed our last project, the QC is a group of bloggers from around the world who love to create and make. Each season of the year we work on a project with a common theme and share all the steps to 7 beautiful, unique DIYS you can do at home too. If you haven’t guessed it already, for our second post, we made jewelry!
There’s always something about warmer weather that makes me want to freshen up everything in my home and wardrobe. Rather than spend a lot of money on new pieces, I decided to make something out of items I found at a hardware store.
It may look scary, but cutting your tube takes minimal effort!
Place your tube in the cutter and line up with the wheel. Where the wheel comes in contact with your tube is where the cut will be made. Tighten the nob until the wheel touches the tube, but be sure not to secure too tightly or you’ll end up bending it. Rotate the tube with your fingers while keeping the cutter stable. When the cutter seems loose, tighten the nob again and keep turning. Repeat this process, you may have to tighten 5-10 times, until the tube breaks.
Keep cutting your tube until you’ve made enough pieces. I made all of my pieces different lengths to give it more of a geometric shape when wearing. Play around with the arrangement and have fun!
Slip your pieces onto the leather cord, knot, then start wearing. This necklace instantly became my new favorite. There’s always something special about wearing something you made, don’t you think?!
To see the other six projects (trust me, you’re going to want to make EVERYTHING!), visit quarterlycollab.com.