I love googly eyes! I just do. One part plastic and one part fun. It just reminds me of being a kid. So, when I saw them in the store staring right back at me, I thought that I just had to make something fun out of them that I could wear.
I’ve already attempted earrings and rings. Two googly eyes on two fingers is a very funny site, but I digress. I chose to do a basic choker necklace. I’m not one to do something overly complicated and I wanted to do a quick craft, so this is what I did to create it…
– 20 gauge wire (I used silver) or headpins
– E 6000 glue
– 24 1″ googly eyes
– 2 small silver jump rings
– 6″ silver chain (optional)
– lobster clasp
– round nose pliers
– wire cutters
– heavy flat object (like books)
1. Start by cutting 12 3″ lengths of 20 gauge wire.
2. Use toothpick to spread E 6000 glue over back of googly eye as shown here:
3. Stick wire flat directly into glue. Lay another googly eye over top and press, sandwiching the two together. Lay a heavy flat object like a phone book over top to add pressure while drying. Let dry.
4. Once dry, use round nose pliers to make small loops, linking each eye together until all are completely linked.
5. Add jump rings to the last loops and add lobster clasp for closure. Add chain if you need the necklace longer to fit your neck.
Here’s me wearing my googly-eyed creation! Like as in that 80’s Rockwell song (only popular cause Michael Jackson sang the chorus, I might add), somebody really is watching me!
Until next time, if there is a next time…..wha ha ha….
All content/photos copyright, © Alexa L. Westerfield, 2008.
Bridget B. says
What a great idea! It’s adorable.
now I know what to do with the stockpile of creepy doll eyes I have sitting around.
Thanks Bridget B!
Cyndi: Yeah, and fun and easy 🙂
Lisa: That’s great! You can make bracelets and earrings to match!
You can make this a little longer and then next time some creep is staring at your chest, you chest can be staring right back at him.
This is such a cool idea. I love chokers!
Very clever idea and it looks adorable.
Thanks for the tutorial..! I too crafted a necklace and gifted to my sister on her birthday anniversary.