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How to Make DIY Name Plate Jewelry from Credit Cards

Turn an old credit card into a trendy name plate necklace or ring with this easy DIY jewelry project.

Name plate jewelry is super trendy this season, but having a necklace or a ring with your name on it doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

"I need to save money. I'm a graduate student," says Rocquelle Porch, blogger at Consider Me Lovely." I just don't think people should throw a lot of money into trends because they don't last."

But this DIY project won't cost you much, and can even save you money if you cut up an old credit card that you used to use to rack up more debt. Rocquelle showed us how to create a trendy DIY name plate necklace and ring from an old credit card or membership card.

Name Plate Necklace:

Materials:
  • Credit card
  • Some kind of chain
  • Hammer
  • Thin nail
  • Pliers
  • Jump ring
  • Scissors
Directions:

1. Cut the name from your old credit card or membership card, leaving a bit of space at the top and the sides.

2. Use your thin nail and hammer a hole on each side of your name. Make sure you have something under the credit card so you don't ruin your table.

3. Using pliers, open your jump rings and put them through the holes on your name plate, then attach them to the chain. Use the pliers again to close the jump rings and secure.

Name Plate Ring:

Materials:
  • Credit card
  • Scissors
  • E-6000 glue
  • Ring base with a flat pad on top
Directions:

1. Cut the name from your old credit card or membership card and lay it on the table face down. 2. Put a little E-6000 glue on the ring pad and put it on the card. 3. Let it dry for about 5 minutes before you try it on! "That cost maybe $5 at the most. You can find the rings on sale, use coupons, a lot of times they come several in a pack so sometimes you may pay $3 but you get 10 of them. So you're paying 30 cents for one pad. And the glue is maybe $2 so you're saving a lot of money!" says Rocquelle.

"You can get really creative with this, you can play with the colors, the shape of the card you can use your first name, your last name," says Rocquelle. "You can make bracelets, cute little pins, brooches. You can even make a hanging earring if you want your name hanging down using some of the same tools."

For more from Rocquelle, visit considermelovely.com.
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