Friday, 16 November 2012

Converting Coloured Pencils in Colourful Accessories

The occasional ray of sunlight has reminded us that it is indeed summer and that it’s time to add a splash of colour to brighten of our wardrobe. Which is why we’re bringing you this fantastic tutorial from our long-time fav Brit + Co.

You’ll need:
-          coloured pencils
-          sand paper
-          drill with tiny drill bit
-          hand saw
-          chain
-          ring pads
-          glue
-          jewelry wire

The Pencil Ring
Simply cut off 2-inch length of pencil (with a sharpened end). Sand down the sawed off end so it’s smooth. Use a ring pad and curve it with needle nose pliers, creating the perfect setting for your pencil. Use a multipurpose adhesive to glue, and you’re all set!

The Flower Pencil Ring
Our second ring is great for those teeny tiny coloured pencils you’ve got kicking around the craft drawer. Cut off a few ends (7 work best), sand so that they’re smooth.
Glue together on wax paper using wood glue and let set overnight. Once the glue has set, sand off any excess glue so that you have a smooth pencil flower. Glue onto a ring pad and you’re done!

The Hanging Pencil Necklace
Select three colours you like, and cut them down using a saw. Sharpen so that the pencils are functional, and drill at the top of each pencil. String a chain right through and you’ve got writing utensils whenever you need ‘em.

Click here for more ideas for your new jewelry collection.

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