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Use inexpensive copper fittings and wire to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.
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Cut a piece of steel cable 27 inches long. Slide a wire connector over one end and form a loop about 3/4 inch long.
You can vary the length of the wire as needed to suit your preferences. The ends of a completed necklace will be permanently connected, so test the necklace size to make sure you can slip it on and off.
Push the end of the wire into the connector so that the end is hidden, and flatten the connector with pliers to hold the loop in shape.
From the coil of copper tubing, cut a piece 4-1/2 inches long. File the ends smooth and remove any rough edges.
Thread the straight end of the wire through the tube and use a connector to make a second loop that wraps around the first one to connect the ends.
Bend the tube slightly to follow the curve of the necklace.
Make a loop at one end of a 29-inch piece of steel wire. Then make a second loop to capture the first loop and close the necklace. From the coil, cut a piece of copper tubing 1-3/4 inches long and file the ends smooth.
Cut a piece of 18-gauge copper wire about 8 inches long. Stretch the steel cable loop to find the area opposite the two connected ends. About 1-3/4 inches from this halfway point in the necklace, make two wraps of copper wire around the steel cable. Thread the copper wire through the piece of copper tubing and begin wrapping the wire around the cable on the opposite end, pulling the cable tight against the tube.
Continue wrapping the copper wire around the steel cable in close loops until you reach the starting point. Cut off the excess wire and push the cut end into the tube.
Partially flatten a copper connector and cut two pieces of copper wire 2 inches long. Bend both pieces of wire in half.
Loop the two pieces of wire around the copper-wrapped cable and pass the ends through the copper connector. Use pliers or a hammer to flatten the connector enough to grip the wires. Trim off the ends of the wires as needed and file smooth to complete the necklace.
Experiment with different combinations of wire, tubing, and copper fittings for your own customized look.