How to make Jyn Erso’s kyber crystal necklace
by Victoria Fox
I could yell for days about how great every single second of Rogue One is, but the real focus here is Jyn’s necklace.
The second Lyra whipped out that beauty, I was like “DAMN, I need that.” I mean, not only is it gorgeous but it’s a KYBER CRYSTAL. The strongest stars (and fashion statements) have hearts of kyber.
So here we are; my attempt at creating a Jyn inspired necklace. I say “inspired” because there are maybe like three pictures on the internet of said necklace and many (like the one pictured above) are not very detailed ones. So, needless to say, mine is probably not 100% accurate. A for effort though.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- scissors and pliers
- magnetic clasps (for necklaces) in a tarnished gold color
- 20 Gauge Wire in brown
- black cording
- a crystal (preferably one that comes with a setting already on it)
- a brown bead (literally just one)
You can take any liberties you want here. I went with the brown wire because it looked more interesting to me than a gold or copper. Going back, I might’ve gone for a thicker cording just because I’m paranoid about things breaking. Not to worry though, mine hasn’t broken yet. As far as cording length, I would recommend at least buying a yard, but the small package I bought was already about 3 yards. I got extra lucky with my crystal and Michael’s happened to have exactly what I was looking for. Also !!hot tip!! shop at Michael’s every chance you get. They almost always have active coupons/sales on their app and when I went shopping for my supplies, I saved 8 whole dollars with their coupons.
Take the crystal and remove the larger ring that would connect it to any necklace with your pliers. Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely, but it’s a little too fancy for what we’re doing here.
Measure about 2.5 feet of the cording and place the crystal exactly half way. About 1.5 inches above the top of the crystal, tie a loop knot. Here is where you’ll be placing your bead, but for now just leave it.
Cut a few inches of brown wire loose and proceed to wrap it around where the crystal pendant and your cording meet. The goal is to encompass the entire loop at the top of the pendant and then some above it.
Place the small brown bead (found in my vast and random bead box) above the knot you had previously tied. Then place an identical knot above the bead.
Add your magnetic clasp! Feed the cording through the end of the clasping and tie a knot. Once pulled as tightly as humanly possible, cut the excess cording off. Repeat on the other side.
That’s all there is to it. You now have a necklace fitting of a rebel. Wear it well!
‘Til next time!