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Recycled Tubing Pearl Pendant

By: Gail from Can't Stop Making Things

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!

Recycled Tubing Pearl Pendant
Recycled Tubing Pearl Pendant
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Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Pearl, Miscellaneous

Time to complete: Under an hour

Bead Technique Used: Chainmail/Wirework

Bead Project Type: Other

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Materials:

  • Rubber tubing
  • 2 buttons big enough to cover the end of the tube
  • Assorted pearls or beads
  • 24 gauge wire
     

Instructions:

  1. 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.
    Pearl Pendant
  2. Cut a piece of 24 gauge wire about 12" long. Fold in half and string on a medium sized pearl.
     
  3. Twist the wire once then thread the two ends of wire through the button holes.
    Pearl Pendant
  4. 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.
    Pearl Pendant
  5. 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.
    Pearl Pendant
  6. 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.

 

 

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