Gosh. Who doesn't love fool's gold? I think it's probably more awesome than gold itself. Truly! I distinctly remember my first encounter with this lovely piece of the world. We were on vacation (probably in South Dakota or Colorado) and I saw a bin of them shimmering - calling to my little person eyes. I was enthralled. I think my mom explained why it is dubbed fools gold - and it totally made sense to my little brain back then! Thanks ma. My sister and I each took home a beautiful pyrite rock.
I was inspired this morning to make my very own pretty fool's gold necklace. So put your crafty hat on with me and let's get to makin'! (I made mine in the span of 3.5 Fleetwood Mac songs! But you can make it take the whole album if you like because Rumors is pretty effing fun to craft to.)
- 1 pyrite rock (I had one just lying around but maybe you could find one at a hobby store?)
- 2 needle nose pliers (it is easier to use two but you could get away with one)
- 7" wire
- 5-6 jump rings
- 15" leather cord
- 2 end caps (they are pinchy things that go at the end of the leather cord and have holes for jump rings)
- 1 clasp
- two drops of glue (not pictured - i used quick hold glue)
I am missing most of the in progress crafting photos because I got caught up in the fun...Sorry!
First, get to wrapping your rock with the wire. Wrap it up good and tight. Bend and secure the wire to form a loop for one larger jump ring. This photo shows the step right before I made the loop for the jump ring.
Next, fix up your leather cord by crimping the end caps on. I used a spot of glue to keep it even more secure. Attach two small jump rings to each of the end cap holes. Don't forget to slide the pyrite pendant onto the cord before you put the clasp on! Finally hook up the clasp to the jump rings!
You're done! Easy. Peasy. as they say!
I like to wear pretty things. Don't you?