This idea has been floating around in my head for a couple of years at least. So, I finally decided to purge it out of the ol’ noggin & bring it to life – annnnd it turned out better than expected!! I’m pleased as punch with this Eighties Charm Necklace & it COMPLETELY reminds me of my pre-teen years (oh the eighties!) & rocking my fab charm necklace. Out of all the things I wished I saved from the eighties (well, besides my hyper-color shirt), was my charm necklace – that necklace was the bomb diggity!
If you weren’t around in the eighties, perhaps you were still a twinkle in your parents eyes – charm necklaces were like the beanie babies of the nineties and the rainbow loom of this century. Well, at least they were in my little bubble of the world – hubs claims he had never heard of them where he grew up.
I wanted to recreate my Eighties Charm Necklace in a way that everyone could make it – with simple materials & simple steps!
I’m a craft hoarder (ha-ha go figure) & have a billion gazillion of these little erasers. I have no idea why, lol, but I do! I tend to buy stuff when I see it, if it inspires me in some way – aka craft hoarder – because a billion things inspire me in different ways each & every day ;)
Just a few supplies are needed for this project:
- some flat erasers, these are all very similar to, if not exactly like, the ones I used: assortment, dinosaurs, zoo animals, insects.
- screw eyes
- 9mm round jump rings
- lanyard hooks
- 30” oval link chain necklace
- pliers for jewelry making
And it’s really very simple to make:
- screw in a screw eye into the top of the eraser
- attach a jump ring using your jewelry pliers
- clip on a lanyard hook onto the jump ring
- place charms in desired order on necklace, we used 14 erasers & spaced them two links apart.
YES!!! It really is that easy to recreate your own Eighties Charm Necklace. And, I love it so – I’m so happy with how it turned out – it really does remind me of my long lost Eighties Charm Necklace!
What was your favorite thing from the eighties?
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