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TO MAKE A NECKLACE

Follow steps 1 and 2 for earrings. Then string a necklace through the jump ring. String it around your neck and you’ll be wearing a necklace that really shines.

Here’s a bright idea: Transform a whole strand of lights into great gifts for all of the lovely ladies this year. Making projects like this yourself will make it easy on your holiday budget and will help you show off your upcycling style.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Old Christmas lights
  • Pliers
  • French hooks
  • Necklace chain
  • Jump rings
  • Thumbtack
  • Wire and beads (optional)

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TO MAKE EARRINGS

1. Remove lights from Christmas strand. Take your tack and poke a hole through the plastic end part of the light.

2. Thread a jump ring through the hole.

3. Thread the French hook through the jump ring and close up with a pair of pliers. Repeat for the other earring. Then, dress up your ears with their shiny new holiday gear!

Optional: Instead of using a jump ring, string wire through the hole and twist the two ends together. Thread both ends through a colorful bead. Loop the ends of the wire onto a French hook and you’ve made your own earrings.

DIY tutorials, DIY projects, DIY jewelry, eco-friendly jewelry, sustainable jewelry, recycled holiday lights, recycled jewelry, upcycled jewelry, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

TO MAKE A NECKLACE

Follow steps 1 and 2 for earrings. Then string a necklace through the jump ring. String it around your neck and you’ll be wearing a necklace that really shines.

Here’s a bright idea: Transform a whole strand of lights into great gifts for all of the lovely ladies this year. Making projects like this yourself will make it easy on your holiday budget and will help you show off your upcycling style.

Originally published on December 8, 2009.

One Response to “Upcycle Broken Christmas Lights into Sparkly Holiday Accessories”

  1. Craft and Fun says:

    I like this idea ! i like make bijoux too recycling different materials like pet bottle , nespresso capsulas and so on .
    My bijoux on http://www.craftandfun.com

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