One of these days someone is going to find a cute tin container and have the courage to take some wire cutters and try making something. They will be astonished how EASY it is to cut the tin!
I got this bubble bee tin last summer and used some of the bees for a crown, I used the leftover pieces to make this sweet little springtime necklace.
The easiest way to access the bees is to used a can opener to remove the bottom to spread the tin flat.
Step One: Use wire cutters to rough cut the bees and scissors to cut close to the edges. Finish the edges to perfect smoothness on the back with a metal file. Keep running your fingers over the front and back to make sure it doesn’t “catch”.
Step Two: Use a tiny punch to make a hole in the top and bottom of the bee.
Step Three: Attach jump rings in the holes.
Step Four: Make bead sections. I used a variety of beads and love to mix gold and silver findings along with some pretty rhinestone spacers.
Step Five: Attach the bead sections to the tin bubble bee jump rings.
Step Six: Attach the silver necklace chain to the necklace assemblage. NOTE: I purchase listings of 25 necklaces on Etsy so I can cut them for the end sections of the necklaces. It is a cost effective and quick way to make a necklace.
This little tin necklace is ready to dress up a pretty spring outfit!