I know that I say a lot of my DIY projects are easy, but today’s is seriously, incredibly easy. Eddie Borgo is one of my favorite jewelry designers and when I saw this necklace and these earrings, I knew I’d hit the DIY-spiration gold mine. All you need is some strong glue, routers from the hardware store, some endcaps, and some brute force (or a heavy duty bolt cutter in my case.) I strung my pendant onto a 24″ silver chain as I’ve been really into mixing metals… but you could make yours into earrings, string it onto an either longer necklace, or go shorter. I also love wearing two different size pendants at once.
Naturally, I paired my necklace with a navy striped t-shirt dress. But this little guy goes with absolutely everything. I particularly like pairing it with preppy + ladylike ensembles to add a little edge.
Full tutorial + steps after the break.
Materials / Where to Buy:
Assorted Brass Wood Screws. I used Sizes #8 x 2″, 12 x 2.5″, #10 x 3″, and #12 x 2″ // 4mm Barrel Cord Ends (The Eddie Borgo ones are hematite, so get that if possible) // Bolt Cutters // Small Jump Rings + Chain //E6000 Glue
Step 1 – Cut off the head of your screw using the bolt cutters.
Step 2 – Dip your headless screw into a healthy amount of E6000 glue.
Step 3 - Press router firmly into the base of the endcap, and allow to dry.
When dry, attach to a jump ring to make a pendant, or ear wires to make earrings.