Thursday, 3 February 2011

DIY Jewellery: Handcuff Necklace

Claire's are having one of those events at the moment where you can get any 5 sale items for £5 so, naturally, I had to pop in and have a nosey. I know they market themselves to a younger customer but you can sometimes find some great stuff in there.
I spotted these handcuff earrings and literally stopped where I stood and gasped. I've wanted a handcuff necklace for ages and I knew straight away that I could make one out of these fully functional handcuff earrings. I've always loved making, fixing and modifying jewellery and my crafty brain started ticking, working out what I would need and how I would do it.

I set about finding a suitable chain which I also found in the sale and as soon as I got home I took out my trusty pliers and set to work. It was really easy but I needed an extra link so I improvised and made one out of the earring wire! And here is the result...

In case you're curious, here are the other items I got in the sale.


  1. Wow that looks really good, really creative :)
    Izzy xx

  2. I used to spend hours looking in Claires when I was 13/14 and I don't go in there any more but I might take a look now.
    Very creative

  3. Thanks Izzy!

    Gem - me too! It was my favourite shop! I was obsessed with magnetic earrings and Claires was the only place I knew to get them, haha.


  4. That necklace is so cool, I really love it.
    I think you might be interested in this , it's such a gothic style handcuff necklace, and it was so cheap