Hallowe’en is approaching and the stores are filled with an array of all manner of gruesome and goolishly good items. We found these ping pong ball eyeballs at Dollar Tree. You get a whole bag for a buck! Woot! (If you don’t have a Dollar Tree nearby, we have a link to buy them on Amazon below, but they’re more expensive there.) We had to think about the best way to turn these into jewelry, and when we realized they fit a bezel when sawed in half, this DIY Eyeball Necklace came together.
There are all sorts of things you could stamp on your blank, but we decided on ‘Got My I On You’, then realized maybe it should have been ‘Got My I on U’, but we’re happy with how this turned out and we have a bag full of eyeballs so we can make more!
You will need:
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Circle Pendant Base
ImpressArt, Pewter Stamping Blank
Aleene’s Max Tacky Adhesive
Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint, Licorice
Aluminum 1/8 Inch Hollow Rivets 1/16 Inch Diameter
2 Beadalon 6-MM Jump Ring, Silver Plate
Ball Chain Necklace with Connector
Beadsmith EZ-Rivet Piercing And Setting Tool – 1/16″ Set (1 Tool)
ImpressArt 2-Hole Punch
ImpressArt Varsity Uppercase Letter Metal Stamps Set
ImpressArt Uppercase Stamp Set, 3mm, Newsprint
Ergo-Angle Metal Stamping Hammer
ImpressArt 2 by 2-Inch Steel Block
2 pairs ImpressArt Chain Nose Pliers
Serrated Sharp Knife
Step One: Cut eyeball in half, carefully, using a serrated knife. Step Two: Use a thick metal friendly adhesive like Max Tacky and get a generous coating in the bezel. Press eyeball into glue and let it dry overnight.
Step three: Stamp the letter I in the center of your blank using the Varsity letter set. Step four: Add Got My and On You on the top and bottom of the blank. Make sure you stamp around the arc so the words curve around the edges. We have a tutorial for that here. Add texture with the round end of your hammer.
Step five: Use the cotton swab to swipe the paint across the letters. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Step six: Use the 2-hole punch to add holes to top and bottom center of blank.
Step seven: Use the riveting tool to add rivets to the large holes on the left and right side of the blank. They were a little loose, so I decided to use the hammer and flatten them and then add more texture with the ball peen hammer. If you get blanks without the drill holes on the sides, you can skip this step. Step eight: Use chain nose pliers to connect eyeball to stamped blank with a jump ring. Attach a jump ring to the top center hole in the stamped blank. Slide your chain into the jump ring to make a necklace!
Fun, fast and faBOOLous! Make a DIY Eyeball Necklace and all eyes will be on you!
Margot and Avalon
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