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Retro Telephone Necklace

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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An interesting activity for older children, and a good way to introduce them to more complex crafting and tools. Kids will love these brightly coloured telephones and dangling charms. Thanks to the Red Door Gallery for being the inspiration behind this piece and providing the materials and tutorial.



Telephone charms


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Hard

Materials
5 jump rings
1 short bracelet-size chain
1 long necklace-size chain
Acrylic telephone and receiver
Short coloured chain
Selection of charms (you only need 1 for the actual piece)
2 needle-nose pliers (you can do this activity with 1 pair of pliers, but 2 makes it easier)

Method
The acrylic telephone and receiver should come covered in a protective sheet. Leave this on until you have finished working on this piece, so you don't scratch the telephone while working with the pliers.



Pliers, jump rings


The key technique in making this type of jewellery is using the jump rings to join the chains and the telephone. The best way to do it is to take to pairs of pliers, grab each of the jump ring, and twist in opposite directions. You'll then be left with a jump ring as in the second picture below.



Plastic telephone



Pliers, jump rings


After that, it is simple to slip it through the hole on the telephone handset, and then slip it through the end link on the short, coloured chain. Then, take the pliers and squeeze it shut. Repeat with the other end of the coloured chain and the telephone receiver.



Plastic telephone


Repeat this step of opening up the jump rings and connecting each piece of the chain. The short bracelet -size chain links to the handset. The long, necklace size chain links to the receiver.



Pliers, jump rings


Once all the chains are joined, pick a charm and attach it to the receiver with another jump ring.



Telephone charms


Remove the protective sheet and enjoy!

You can mix up colours, and different types of charms. You could even put two on, if you liked. This technique could be used to make any kind of jewellery from plastic shapes, but the telephone is a good one because it has two sections, which adds interest to the piece.

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#Over 10s
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