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I love recycling items I already have on hand when I am making costumes and accessories. For my steampunk necklace I was able to recycle a necklace I haven’t worn in years.


  • Old necklace (jewelry making starter kit)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Gears
  • Keys or other accessories

Utilizing needle nose pliers, I was able to careful take apart the old necklace and add gears and clock keys I bought at Michaels Craft Store.


Now I have a steampunk necklace that I can use time after time. I also can add to this necklace at any time. Total necklace cost $3.61. It is just amazing how much money can be saved by utilizing as many things you already have on hand.

You can make all kinds of steampunk jewelry out of old jewelry or by purchasing a jewelry making starter kit from your local craft supply store.

Be sure to check out my other blogs.

How to Make a Steampunk Costume on a Budget

How to Make a Steampunk Hat