InstructionsThe base of this necklace was a purchased metal base I picked up at Michael's. I used found objects and trim from the ribbon department as the embellishments. I started off by setting the items on the base to get a good visual of the finished piece. Then I wired each section on the base with 24 gauge copper wire. You will need to start with the items that will be towards the back and move ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Hipster, Rock / Punk, Victorian / Steampunk
What was your inspiration?
When I found this metal base with openings I knew it would be come a steam-punk bib - the possibilities were just endless - I should have bought all they had
What are you most proud of?
The back of this piece is smooth and none of the wire wrapping shows - it has good visual balance and a nice feel when worn.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you can't find the metal base I used here you can make the same type bib with a screen metal base. As in metal screen door metal. This type of metal screen has to have the edges rolled to prevent the woven texture from separating. I normally use a flat plier for this. I'd then cover the back with faux leather to give it a nice finished look.