DIY Painted Bone Necklace

DIY Painted Bone Necklace | The Merrythought Probably a lot of you are going to be seriously disgusted with this project. It’s wonderfully bizarre and creepy looking – perfect Halloween (and hunting! (; ) season jewelry if you ask me! I have a little collection of funky bones that I’ve collected while wandering out in the woods over the years. So I’m giving them a fun new use!DIY Painted Bone Necklace | The MerrythoughtDIY Painted Bone Necklace | The Merrythought What you need:
-Old bones (Here is an article about cleaning animal bones.)
-Floral wire
-Chain and clasp or leather lace
-Jump rings
-Paint and paint brushes

How to make it:
-Wrap the bone tightly with floral wire at the part you want at the top of your necklace. Make a little loop on the backside and continue to wrap the wire a couple times to secure loop.
-Put a jump ring through the loop you made with wire and slip it onto the chain.
-Attach a ring at one end of the chain and a clasp at the other end.
-Paint bone as desired.
*-If you are using leather lace, just put a jump ring through the wire loop, run the leather lace through and tie the ends together.
DIY Painted Bone Necklace | The MerrythoughtDIY Painted Bone Necklace | The MerrythoughtDIY Painted Bone Necklace | The MerrythoughtDIY Painted Bone Necklace | The MerrythoughtI promise we’ll be back soon with a less creepy project.

xo. Caitlin

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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Kristiina - They look awesome! But, I don’t think I could make it through cleaning the bones, I’m not sure I could even pick any up. I am the most squeamish person I know though.ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:54 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Ha! It’s definitely not for everyone. These bones were so old that they barely required any cleaning. There wasn’t any flesh or other disgusting-ness still on there!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    saidkelley - disgusted? i would buy one…when is the merrythought shop opening!?!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:22 pm

    Leah Faye - This is so cool! I had a little cat head in my apartment for a little while that I planned on spray painting gold. I thought it would be really cool and kind of funny!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a beeReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    Lyric Morris - This is the opposite of disgusting. So cool! I keep all kinds of stuff I find outside in little trays, but I should really try brainstorming some more creative ideas like this. Thanks for the inspiration!


  • Monday, October 21, 2013 - 11:44 am

    britt - very interesting. to be honest i never would have thought of it. my husband is a hunter and we just toss the bones in the woods after butchering. maybe i shouldn’t….?ReplyCancel