“Wubba Lubba Dub Dub” Stamped Necklace

It’s been a long couple of months — as all of the months between January and May seem to be for my particular brain. I’ve tried to fill the time with lots of small projects to distract it. My girlfriend has the advantage of the being the beneficient of a lot of my jewelry trial runs. A month ago, she offered up an idea of her own — the product of our repeated binge-viewings of the first two seasons of Rick and Morty

1/16″ metal stamping alphabet set
1″ brass circle blank with drill hole
1″ black electrical tape
16 ounce claw hammer
8 ounce rubber hammer
Steel bench block
Three 6mm stainless steel split rings
Stainless steel lobster claw clasp
Bead Landing gunmetal end caps
Bead Landing gunmetal chain
Grey leather cord
White leather cord
Pale blue leather cord
Ribbon tape measure
Jewelry pliers
Wire cutters

“Wubba lubba dub dub!” is the catch phrase for Rick Sanchez, the title character of Dan Harmon’s sci-fi existential horror comedy. Translated near the end of season 1 by his alien compatriot, it means “I am in great pain. Please help me.” I had initially planned to use polymer clay to create a charm in the shape of the character’s portal gun but, after purchasing a variety pack of leather cording for a collar commission, I was intrigued by the colored cord similar to the character’s color pallette on screen and decided to change it up.

The stainless steel findings worked well with the gunmental findings and setting them up before binding the cord and stringing the stamped charm on was a cinch. Once the split rings, clasp and chain were attached, I used the tape measure to measure and trim three 19″ lengths of cord, accounting for 1/2″ for each endcap. Once the cord was trimmed, I was able to string the charm and use the jewelry pliers to attach the endcaps.

Not bad! I think I may make another one. What do you guys think?

~ by blackmoodcraft on April 10, 2016.

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