I spotted this leather chain necklace tutorial on Cucumbersome and always thought it looked lovely, even though I’m not big into leather. Well, the other day when my bike tube went flat and I had to change it out, I became inspired to try this necklace (or belt, or headband) in rubber. I think it came out great! It’s an easy and rewarding project, especially since there’s a template provided for cutting out the links.


Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Goli Mohammadi

    Wow, Becky–that looks hawt! Love your inner tube version.