Stove Necklace

Craft & Design

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Stuart Breidenstein of Go Robot! gave me a demo of his working stove necklace at Urban Craft Uprising this weekend in Seattle. It’s a hand-crafted brass and copper alcohol burner with a fuel line and tank. Alcohol stoves are popular for light-traveling hikers, as the fuel is readily available at hardware stores and it burns clean and hot. I I was blown away by the craftsmanship and ingenuity of this piece of functional jewelry.

9 thoughts on “Stove Necklace

  1. Ryan Gillespie says:

    I want one of these. How much would it cost to get one?
    Email me at Thanks!

  2. imake1tirl says:

    Oh. I was disappointed with the link. I was hoping less of a sale site, and more of a “this is how I made it” site.

  3. Anna says:

    I think the Internet has spoiled. Yes, you can find how to do a lot of things but not everyone has to tell you how they do it. And not everything has to be free.

  4. Ana says:

    I meant …has spoiled *us*

  5. Lola says:

    An artist came up with an incredibly ingenious and beautiful little work of art, Craftzine (rightfully) thought it was cool enough to show it off, and immediately someone’s first thought is to complain because it didn’t come with free instructions for ripping it off.
    Huh. There goes the world.

  6. says:

    I guess being really excited about the piece, and wanting to research replicating it because it was so damn cool just wasn’t a motivation other people considered.
    Besides, I thought the point of this site was to forward DIY info, and to encourage hands on crafting and making.
    (The comments were in reverse order. I was actually the second comment, not the first.)

  7. Stove Necklace Becky Stern says:

    It’s not a very simple construction; in order to show you how he made it, he’d have to teach you metalsmithing 101 first. But if you have a little metalsmithing under your belt, it’s pretty easy to see how it’s made just by looking at it. The burner itself is a domed piece of copper with strategically placed holes, set atop the rest of the base, and there’s a continuous opening between the fill nozzle and the burner for the fuel to travel.

  8. Steve Long says:

    I like this alcohol stove necklace Becky Stern has written about above, and was wondering if there were any links to plans or a video tutorial showing how the stove was made? I’ve included the link to her article in case this message does not show in this message, here:

  9. survivalkit says:

    These a great idea. It can be use in case of emergency. But do you have the procedures how this thing was made? Thanks.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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