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When I was going through my photos last week, I found a stash of old negatives. I’ve saved them out of habit, but I can’t imagine ever needing them for prints again. Yet, they still seem precious to me.
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Instead of keeping them stashed away, I decided to put them to crafty use. One of the strips made it onto a photo box, and I used another to create this pretty little necklace. The perforated edges of the film lend themselves perfectly to jewelry making. I paired my film “beads” with some faux-brass findings and amber. Now I can say that my photos of the Grand Tetons match my hair!

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Film negatives
Jump rings
Needle-nosed pliers
Jewelry wires

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Step 1: Cut the strips of negatives into individual frames.
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Step 2: Link the frames together with jump rings. Use the pliers to twist the jump rings open, slip on the frames, then twist the rings closed.
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Step 3: Add beads to the necklace. Attach a length of wire to the outer edge of the negative, and then thread a stack of beads onto it. Use the pliers to bend the end of the wire into a loop.
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Step 4: Attach 7″ of chain to each side of the necklace. Then use jump rings to connect the clasps to the chain.

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