For today’s quick and easy style hack, we started with ribbon and a few odds and ends from the hardware store. As it turns out, with the right inspiration, many things in the hardware store double as beads, pendants, and pieces for creating statement jewelry. With a bit of ribbon and a handful of key hardware store pieces, we created 3 bold necklaces in a matter of minutes.
– copper + brass tubing and piping pieces from the hardware store
– scotch tape
The pieces we found at the hardware store were mostly in the home plumbing section and were under a dollar a piece, making each necklace about $5 to make.
First up, copper tubing and a light turquoise ribbon. How awesome is this color combo? We found an “elbow” piece of piping to act as the center of the necklace. Lay everything out and simply string on. Done!
For the next one, we got a bunch of the same pieces and used them as beads. To make it easier to thread your ribbon, use Scotch tape to roll up the end of the ribbon. (You can leave this at the end too for a shoelace-inspired look.)
Tie a knot in the middle of your ribbon and string on your first “bead.” Tie another knot on the other side to secure it and continue with all beads.
Last, use a jumbo deep teal ribbon with your last batch of piping pieces. String on, and that’s it!
We love the industrial look of this one.
And that’s it! So easy, pretty darn chic, and each one took less than 5 minutes to make.
Have you made jewelry from items found at the hardware store? Talk to us in the comments below.