DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

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DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

I’m still happily riding the wave of tiny golden animals, so I decided to make one that I could wear! These little hippos were waiting patiently for me at my local craft store and when I saw them I wanted to adopt them all. So I did. If you want to make one of these little cuties, here’s what you’ll need:

  • tiny plastic animals
  • gold spray paint
  • screw eye
  • jump ring
  • 24″ of chain
  • fine needle nose pliers

Start by spray painting your animals gold. It’ll take a few coats to make sure you get all the angles. Next, screw in a screw eye to the top of the little guy. I used the pliers to hold the screw eye in place, and turned the hippo while applying a good amount of pressure.

DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

Use the pliers to open one link in your chain and attach it to the other end. Close the link again, ensuring that it’s secure and the adjacent links won’t slip out. (This will be a necklace that you’ll slip over your head, rather than clasp at the back.)

DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

Finally, open a jump ring with the pliers and connect the hippo to the necklace.

DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

Bingo! You’ve got a happy friend to wear around town. And I have some pretty exciting news — lots of Lovely Indeed’s one-of-a-kind DIY items will now be up for sale! So if you’d like to own this little guy, shoot me an email at hello{at}lovelyindeed{dot}com. xoxo

DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

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DIY Golden Hippo Necklace

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