How to Make a Steampunk USB Memory Stick Pendant

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Here is a Back to School craft that you can work on in the next few weeks. Learn how to take a normal USB memory stick and decorate it with paint and random objects…turn it into a Steampunk masterpiece.You can then wear it around your neck as a special pendant necklace. Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you today how to make this cool and useful pendant.



How to Make a Steampunk USB Memory Stick Pendant



CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED:

– USB memory stick
– black paint
– silver metallic paint
– bronze powder
– instant glue
– a piece of thin fabric for texture (I use tulle)
– a little wheel
– bronze bead – I use a little stylized flower
– scissors
– paintbrush
– toothpick (useful to put little pieces in place)



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Step 1.

First of all, remember that you don’t have to do everything we do…just use our tutorial as a guide. You won’t have the same exact materials as us…but just be creative.

Paint the stick in black.



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Like this. Let it dry.



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Step 2.

Cut a piece of fabric…




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… and wrap it around the stick so as to form creases.



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Apply some glue to fix it in place.



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Like this.



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Add the decorations among the creases. Glue them in place.



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Add glue on every edge to fix the fabric.



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Let it dry.



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Do the same for the cover. It will look like this.



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Step 3.

Use your paintbrush to paint the fabric in black. Also paint where the glue reached and bleached the paint.



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Like this.



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Prior it dry out, add a little bronze powder …



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… with your paintbrush.


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Like this.


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Let it dry well.



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Step 4.

Use the silver paint to add a metallic patina on some elements, especially the wheel.



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Like this.



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Also, add a bit of bronze powder on it, to keep the atmosphere.



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Let it dry completely.



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Step 5.

Put the cord through the hole on upper part of the stick…



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And make a knot. Now you can wear it as a pendant or key chain accessory.



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