Recycled Tubing Pearl Pendant
Make a cute Recycled Tubing Pearl Pendant from some loose beads and some old tubing that will have your friends asking where you bought it. It's a really fun way to make some cute recycled jewelry that also reduces your bead stash!
Project TypeMake a Project
Bead TypePearl, Miscellaneous
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Bead Project TypeOther
- Rubber tubing
- 2 buttons big enough to cover the end of the tube
- Assorted pearls or beads
- 24 gauge wire
- Any wording on the tube is easily removed with acetone or nail polish remover. Cut a piece (with scissors) about 2 inches long. You eventually want a section 1 1/2". You need the extra length because you will want to trim the ends until that they are straight.
- Cut a piece of 24 gauge wire about 12" long. Fold in half and string on a medium sized pearl.
- Twist the wire once then thread the two ends of wire through the button holes.
- Put the wire into the small tube. Now this is a bit tricky. Carefully pour small pearls into the tube while holding the wire taut. Thread the wires through the other button and twist them closed.
- Take a medium sized pearl with a hole large enough to accept two wires. Thread one wire through the pearl hole and then double it back and put it through the hole again leaving a small loop. Twist the wires around each other a few times between the pearl and the button. Snip off the excess wire.
- Now you have a lovely pearl pendant. I can also see this filled with tiny sea shells from a vacation at the beach or any other small mementos.