Have you seen diffuser necklaces floating around the web (there's a variety of types)? Well, that's what inspired this necklace. You can sport this necklace with or without the oils, but it's a pretty quick project that you can make for yourself and/or a friend. You can even upcycle belt leather.
Small piece of leather (I used part of a belt)
Pliers & wire cutters (I used more than one pair)
Leather cord or necklace chain
Three jump rings
Helpful: eyelet/grommet setting tool (I tried using a ball bearing, but it didn't work too well)
Something to punch a hole in the leather
First, cut a harp shape out of your leather. I free-handed mine.
Next, poke/cut a hole where you want the eyelet to go. Be careful with this step!
Add your eyelet. (I didn't get mine set right, but it looks fine....)
Finally, add three jump rings & thread your cord or chain through the top ring.
If you want, you can even try adding essential oil to the back of yours to make a diffuser necklace like this (which is what inspired this project)!
I tried using a diy orange essential oil on one of the necklaces, but that one didn't seem to work too well. The purchased oil seemed to work better as far as scenting it. Also, essential oil might irritate skin or stain clothes, so be careful.
You can style this necklace however you wish. With the leather cord, you can tie it & slide it over your head, tie it as a choker, or add clasps to make it more of a traditional necklace.
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