As much as we loving coming up with ideas for gifts to give to your loved ones, we love coming up with gift ideas for ourselves even more. Copper is trendier than ever right now, and making your own DIY copper jewelry is so easy! Here are three different design ideas for making your own fashionable jewelry at a fraction of the cost.
All it will take to make these adorable DIY necklaces is a trip to your local hardware store. To make the stacked tube necklace, you will want to buy 5/8″ gauge copper tubing, which you should be able to find by the foot. We then used a tube cutter (also from the hardware store!) to cut the tubing down to the sizes we wanted. Begin by threading the cord through the bottom tube, and then criss-cross the cord through the top two tubes to finish the necklace. Viola!
After cutting the copper from the first necklace, make sure you save the extra tubing to connect the tassels to your leather cording for the second design. Tie the tassel through a piece of copper tubing, and then attach the tubing to a jump ring, which you can find at any craft store. Thread the cord through the jump rings and you have your second necklace ready to go! When you are ready to make your copper tassel, follow this handy tutorial to put it together.
For our third design, we bought some flexible copper tubing, which is sold in a large spiral. The flexible tubing is great because it is so versatile. We decided to stay simple with this design, but play around with your DIY copper jewelry in any way you want! For your non-hardware store materials, browsing online is your best bet. Start by choosing your leather cording. We went with a neutral color palette for our necklaces, but you can find leather cording in any color or thickness that you could possibly want! To make the embroidery floss tassel, we used DMC brand floss in copper.
Looking for even more DIY jewelry ideas? If you’re already at the hardware store, be sure to pick up some extra tubing to add these DIY copper jewelry pieces to your collection! Browse for even more inspiration to make a metal washer bracelet or a leather tassel necklace. Treat yourself! ~ Lia