Ever stepped on a Lego in your bare feet before? If not, you’re lucky. If you have, I say “keep ’em”. That’s right, keep the Legos you step on. Because who knows? You may quickly accumulate enough to make a fabulous DIY Lego Necklace of your own.
I say if we parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, pets) step barefooted squarely onto a somewhat sharp piece of plastic all “unsuspecting-like”, then the Legos are fair game. Those Legos that are not put away? They are MINE.
This necklace was so easy to make and I see some SUPER fun DIY holiday gifts in my future.
I recently received the new Dremel Micro 8050 and I am sort of freaking out because it is sooo easy to use. It can can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish… hello endless possibilities!
I thought about carving or engraving a project since all of these options are now at my finger tips but I decided to start small. The only supplies you need to make this are as follows:
- Assorted Legos – you choose which shapes and colors
- Jewelry chain of choice (craft store)
- Jewelry jump rings (craft store)
- Dremel Micro 8050
- Dremel Engraving Cutter Tip #105 (included)
- Safety glasses
First you will want to lay out the Legos in the colors and pattern you choose. Next, be sure to protect the surface you are working on – I used two layers of cardboard. I also recommend wearing safety glasses because you just never know.
Using the included engraving cutter #105 tip with the Dremel set at 15 speed, I simply applied light pressure onto each Lego piece to create a little hole in each for the jump rings.
Once the jump rings were added, it was easy to attach them to the chain starting from the center and working out in each direction.
Not only have I never made jewelry, I have never used a Dremel hand tool before and I can tell you that I am now addicted. There are so many things I want to create!
And speaking of endless possibilities… how about a custom engraved Honda Scooter?? That’s right – here’s your chance to win one along with many other prizes:
Dremel wants to celebrate its fans’ brilliant projects, work and ideas! Now through October 12, share, tweet or post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that depict your brilliant ideas using the hashtag#MyBrilliantIdeaSweeps for the chance to win weekly prizes, including free tools and handmade gifts, or the grand prize: a custom-engraved Honda scooter and a Micro 8050. Visit www.facebook.com/dremel for rules and to learn more.
Also, for more information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit www.dremel.com
Good luck! Do you own a Dremel hand tool? I’d love to hear what you’ve created using it so leave a comment below.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.