Things You'll Need
- Titanium mesh ribbon
- Measuring tape
- Tin snips
- Tube lock clasp
- Durable jewelry gel glue
Add a titanium mesh necklace to your jewelry collection and you’ll open your accessorizing possibilities up tenfold. These hypoallergenic necklaces have the possibility to be stretched into many different shapes to compliment your style or outfit. Make your own titanium mesh necklace in an hour, and then work it into beautiful designs and shop for pendants to hang from it.
Measure how long you would like the necklace. Store-bought necklaces are typically available in 18-, 22- and 24-inch lengths.
Add 1/2 inch to your measurement and cut that length of the mesh ribbon. Gently roll the ribbon as if you were rolling a rolling pin. This will curl it into a tube or cord shape.
Unscrew the tube lock clasp. Place the glue inside one end of the tube lock. Slide the end of the titanium mesh inside the tube lock. Hold in place for 60 seconds to set.
Repeat on other side. Place the glue inside the other end of the tube lock. Slide the end of the titanium mesh inside the tube lock. Hold in place for 60 seconds to set. Let the glue dry per the manufacturer’s instructions.
To style your necklace, find the seam of the rolled mesh. Gently pull on the mesh to stretch it out, using your fingers not your fingernails. Pull out portions of the mesh and twist to create interesting shapes.
To return the mesh to a tubular shape, grasp it on either side lengthwise and pull gently. Run your fingers over it to smooth it down. Do not use your nails. Roll it with your fingers to return to a cord or tube shape.
String large pendants on your titanium necklace. It is very durable and holds a good bit of weight.
Braid or twist multiple necklaces together for a multicolored look.
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