Making Arrowhead Necklaces

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Making Arrowhead Necklaces
Arrowheads can make attractive necklaces. (Indian arrowhead image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.com)

If you find an arrowhead on the ground, the next thing you might want to do is make a necklace with it. If you want to make an arrowhead necklace but don't have an arrowhead, search in nearby woods or in fields. Attaching an arrowhead to a necklace can be a little tricky because of the shape, but if you use the right technique and the right tools, you'll be able to make arrowhead necklaces.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • 20-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Suede cord
  • Scissors
  • Pony beads

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure and cut a piece of 20-gauge wire 16 inches long with wire cutters. Wrap the middle of the wire around the round-nose pliers and bend it in half. Place the bend against the side of the arrowhead, about halfway down so the wire is against the front and back. Make sure the wire is tight against the arrowhead and twist the two ends of wire three of four times so it stays in place.

  2. 2

    Bend the twisted part up and press it against the edge of the arrowhead. Bring one end of the wire diagonally upward so it rests on the "shoulder" (the widest part of the arrowhead), and cross the other side diagonally upward on the opposite side. Tightly twist the wire together twice.

  3. 3

    Wrap one wire tightly around the "stem" (the narrow part at the top) of the arrowhead so it meets the other wire halfway across the opposite side and twist it together twice.

  4. 4

    Grip one end of the wire with your flat-nose pliers and pull it straight up. Pull the other end of the wire straight down. Form a loop in the wire that points upward with your round-nose pliers by wrapping the wire around them so the end of the wire points down. Wrap the end of this wire around the down-pointing wire three times. Trim the excess wire.

  5. 5

    Wrap the remaining end of the wire around the stem of the arrowhead three times and around the base of the loop. Trim the excess wire and use your flat-nose pliers to press the wire down so it won't scratch you. Run a cord or chain through the loop to wear your arrowhead as a necklace.

  1. 1

    Measure and cut a 30-inch length of suede cord. Wrap the middle of the cord around the stem of the arrowhead (the narrow part and the top) and crisscross the two ends down in opposite directions so they make an "X" on the opposite side.

  2. 2

    Cross the two ends on the back of the arrowhead and run both ends under the cord that you wrapped around the stem. Pull the cord gently so it's tight all the way around.

  3. 3

    Trim the ends of the suede cord to a point to make it easier to feed the pony beads. Pony beads are the plastic beads with large holes, big enough for the cord to fit through, in the middle.

  4. 4

    Put the two ends of the cord together and feed it though two pony beads. Separate the two ends and begin beading the rest of the necklace. Putting the two initial beads on both ends of the cord will make the necklace stronger.

  5. 5

    Tie the two ends of the cord together to finish the necklace.

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