Puzzle Piece Necklace

These super adorable puzzle piece necklace are a perfect gift for that special person (or persons) in your life.  They are light weight and simple to make and can be customized easily!  These would make excellent end of the year gifts between friends at school.  I’d love to show you how easy they are to whip up!!

Interlocking Puzzle Piece Necklaces.  Perfect as friendship necklaces, autism awareness or mother/child necklaces!

Supplies Needed for Puzzle Piece Necklace:

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TIP:  You could also substitute the necklaces for a key ring!

Puzzle Piece Necklace Supplies

OK…let’s talk puzzles.  I picked this one up at the Dollar Tree some time ago.  I have made these super cute snowflake ornaments from this particular puzzle as well as come cute frames.  Why, oh why did I choose this design???  After I picked apart the pieces for the snowflake ornaments (that we made in Michael’s Kindergarten class as a craft (23 of them!), I was left with quite a challenge to find pieces that actually went together.  The design of a bagillion jelly beans was the worst idea ever!  So please use a fresh puzzle and pick a design you can match easily!  I just stuck with searching for pieces around the blue jelly beans because they were the fewest and stood out.  Luckily I was able to find some that fit together!

Puzzle

I started out by painting the pieces a metallic silver.  This is the same paint I used for my Heart Thumbprint Charms and it worked great!

Painted puzzle piece for necklace

When those were dry I simply used this “tag hole” punch.  Think of a tag on a piece of clothing…that small hole where they attach to the plastic brad…it’s that sized.  You can find them in most craft stores in the punch section.  I used a coupon one day and got mine for just a few dollars.

tag hole punch for puzzle piece necklaces jpg

Punch your puzzle pieces on one arm of the piece.  Be sure to put them together so that you don’t punch a part that fits in the middle of another piece!

Punched hole for Necklaces

Add a jump ring with a small pair of pliers.

Jump ring on puzzle Piece Necklace

String your necklace through and enjoy!  Note: If using a key ring instead of necklace, simply add the key ring inside the jump ring before you close the jump ring back up!

Puzzle PIece Necklace at thatswhatchesaid.net

If your daughter has 4 friends that normally hang out together it’d be cute to find 4 pieces that fit together and give each girl one!  If you have a set of metal stamps, like the ones I used for my personalized washer necklaces…you can lightly tap the stamps into the puzzle piece and use the permanent marker in the same way to add initials!

Stamped Puzzle PIece Charm at thatswhatchesaid.net

I am just loving how this puzzle piece necklace turned out!  They were so simple and fast and you could certainly make these with your kids as well!  My boys probably wont’ care about them but if you have a Girl Scout troop or are in need of a summer camp craft these would be perfect!

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I have made a few other necklaces that you might like as well:

Antrho Gumball Knock Off Necklace

Heart Thumbprint Necklace

Hand Stamped Washer Necklace

Nest Egg Birds Nest Necklace

More Puzzle Piece Projects:

Snowflake Ornament

Candy Cane & Wreath Ornaments

Valentine Card

Happy Crafting Friends!!!

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25 Responses
  • Carrie A.
    May 16, 2013

    Cute!

  • Crystal
    May 17, 2013

    Super cute!! This would be so fun to do in a group. You could even make it a game if the kids are older to find pieces that match. Love it!! Pinning!!

  • Kaylynn Young
    May 18, 2013

    Oh I’m obsessed with these right now – How many puzzles do I just have sitting around? Too many. You’re a genius. Seriously.

    Met you at SNAP and I’m totally stalking you in every possible way – can’t wait to get to know you better!
    Kaylynn
    AmongTheYoung.com

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      May 19, 2013

      You are too funny Kaylynn! This is a great project for those puzzles with missing pieces too! :)

  • Virginia
    May 20, 2013

    This is really cute! Thanks for sharing.

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four
    May 20, 2013

    I am so glad I saw this! My daughter is a Daisy so we are always looking for ways to entertain them. Great idea!

  • Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos
    May 23, 2013

    What a cute idea! My daughter will absolutely love this… and will absolutely have to add glitter ;)

  • Michelle C
    May 23, 2013

    Awesome idea…do you have to put some sort of sealer on them to protect from moisture and tearing since it’s cardboard/paper? What would you recommend?

    Thanks!!

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      May 23, 2013

      Michelle you could certainly seal them with some hard coat mod podge! The paint should protect from moisture…but the tearing…well that might need the hard coat mod podge. These certainly cannot be worn while swimming or showering or anything like that! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  • Clare
    May 24, 2013

    Love this idea!

  • Kim S.
    May 25, 2013

    Great idea! I totally thought this was metal!!

    {Here from The Shabby Nest…}

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      May 26, 2013

      Thanks Kim! I LOVE that Martha Stewart Metallic Paint! It looks just like metal! I keep eyeing other things around my house thinking “That’d look great in Pewter!” :)

  • Cari
    May 30, 2013

    As an autism mom, I LOVE this! I can’t wait to make my own jewelry!

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