Is not it really amazing how fast the days go by right now? The weekend is already the first Advent! Time to start the Christmas gifts season so slowly. For those who want to give away a nice clunker at Christmas, who is not expensive and can also be produced by himself, the following tutorial is just the right thing: With the diamond chain made of raw concrete you will make all those women who enjoy a simple, modern look Design and exceptional materials stand. Or you just keep the good piece for yourself – like me;).
And this is how it works:
The most important utensil for the production is an ice mold made of silicone in diamond form. There are two different sizes of diamonds for this one, for the chain I chose the smaller size. You can easily order such forms on the internet.
In order to attach the diamond pendant to the chain later, you also need a small hook with eyelet or you just cut a thin wire and bend it to a hook.
Another very important ingredient is the concrete. I bought a small bucket in the craft shop for this. Of course, you can also take the from the hardware store, but the concrete from the craft store has the advantage that he already has a very fine grit – otherwise you would have to seven from the hardware store to sort out the larger stones.
Then the concrete is mixed with water. The required mixing ratio is on the packaging. Remember to use dispensable mixing utensils because you will not get them clean again so easily. Also important: Never pour liquid concrete into the spout, dispose of concrete only when it has hardened.
Gently pour the concrete into the mold. Since it is difficult to touch exactly the amount needed for a small diamond, I immediately filled the entire silicone mold with the concrete – because I also have another plan for the little Klunker, which I will soon share with you as well. I have not been able to fill the form clean, but that’s no problem for the diamonds. The only thing you need to look for is that the surfaces are smooth and the top edges of the mold openings are reasonably clean. When the concrete has dried slightly, the hooks can be inserted into the diamonds.
Now wait until the concrete has completely hardened (about 24 h), then the diamonds can be carefully released from the mold.
This is how the small finished concrete diamonds look like.
Lastly, you need a chain and possibly a small metal ring as a link to thread the diamond onto the chain. Done is your chain!