Time to learn to make one of Sinbad’s necklaces on the cheap. This was honestly the hardest challenge I’ve ever had with costuming, but hopefully this will make it easy for you.
What You Need:
-Hot Glue Gun
- Spray Paint (one Primer, one Gold, which you should have left over if you also made the bracers).
-1 box of dominoes
-1 spool of plain ribbon.
-1 bag of square gemstones
-1 tube of puffy fabric paint
- 1 suitable necklace, or three round gemstones dyed red. (see previous Tutorial 2 for how to dye gemstones).
What to Do:
The first step is to make the base for the necklace. The easiest way to do measure out your ribbon the length you want the necklace to be, plus a few inches on each side. This is going to be the base of your necklace, and I recommend a medium thick ribbon so the necklace doesn’t try to flip up.
Once that’s done, glue tops of the dominoes securely onto the ribbon.
This is the back of the dominoes attached to the ribbon.
You will want to decorate the flat side of the dominoes, which should look like this:
Once everything has been glued you should have a long strand of dominoes+ribbon. Now it’s time to decorate. You will need two things to add dimension. I found a bag of 50 square gemstones at Jo-Anne’s fabric in their jewelry section, and used Puffy fabric paint to add another layer.
Don’t worry about the colour of the gemstones, we’re going to paint over them.
Fabric paint is found in the clothing/crafts section of most stores and looks like this:
I placed each gemstones in the center of the domino with hot glue, then added my own design on the top and bottom of the domino. Anything really to keep it from looking like a blank square of plastic.
Remember: Keep the three middle dominoes free of any decoration. and the last three on each end.
Once the puffy paint has dried (takes about an hour to really set), take the necklace outside and coat it in a layer of primer paint, and then two layers of gold spray paint.
The finished product:
You’re almost done! Whoo!
So, now you have a gold necklace, it’s time to close the loop.
Take the last three dominoes on each end and attach them together using hot glue. Once you’re done with that, a little extra glue around the edges helps them stick together not problem. I’ve been able to run about in my necklace and it hasn’t budged one bit.
Time to add the last bit of decoration to the necklace, the three red gemstones. You can either dye your own gemstones, or if you’re lucky like me you can pick up a necklace at Forever 21 and paint the green stones red.
I deconstructed the necklace from this:
and as you can see, attached the three middle links to the middle of the necklace.
Dominoes: $1 (at Dollar Tree)
Ribbon: $1 (at Dollar Tree)
Puffy Paint: $2 (Jo-Anne’s)
Gemstones: $2 for Fifty. (Jo-Anne’s)
Necklace: $5 (at Forever 21)
Paint and Hot glue: No cost, as I already had them lying around.
Total time: 5 hours.
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