Easy ideas for turning Star Wars miniatures into custom accessories!
I have a hard time saying no to small Star Wars toys. It's true that I can't resist cute designs, but that's not the only reason I have Micro Machines and LEGO minifigs crowding my shelves and covering surfaces throughout my house. Tiny toys take up less room so I can display more of them at once, and they're also useful for crafting. Miniature figures and vehicles are ideal for projects like terrariums, small scale dioramas, and jewelry.
While there are officially licensed jewelry options available, it's fun to wear accessories made from toys – especially if they were once part of your collection. Don't worry: I'm not using costly or rare items in my projects. I look for used lots of Micro Machines or minifigs at conventions and online and repurpose them. I'm giving them a second life that's more fabulous.
Making jewelry from toys involves a range of skill levels, but you can make items with as few as three supplies. Start small, see if you like modifying toys, and if so, invest in some basic jewelry making tools and supplies at your local craft store. Twenty dollars worth of wire, earring hooks, chain, and jump rings will get you far, but we're going to begin simply with a snowspeeder ring. Gather the following materials: