DIY drain cover necklace featured in FOAM magazine


i was honored when FOAM magazine asked me to do a jewelry DIY for their blogger issue. i love getting inspiration for jewelry pieces from many different places, including the hardware store! drain covers have a really great shape and texture to them and they’re also lightweight. so with the addition of some cotter pins (also from the hardware store) i came up with this statement necklace DIY that looks kind of like a dreamcatcher! you could interpret this design your own way and spray it with any color.

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Prep It:

  • Metal drain cover (hardware store)
  • Two different sizes of cotter pins (hardware store)
  • Spray paint primer
  • Metallic spray paint (I used a copper/rose gold color)
  • Chain (bead store or online like Etsy)
  • Open jump rings (bead store or Etsy)
  • Clasp (bead store or Etsy)
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters


  1. Spray your drain cover, cotter pins and jump rings with primer and let dry. This will help the spray paint adhere to the metal.
  2. Spray your drain cover, cotter pins and jump rings with your spray paint color and let dry.
  3. Attach the cotter pins to the drain cover holes in alternating sizes using a jump ring for each. Use the pliers to open and close the jump rings.
  4. Trim your chain to the desired length – I did 22″ and attach each end to the drain cover at the top using two more jump rings.
  5. Find the middle of the chain at the top of your necklace, directly opposite from the pendant and cut again to create a space for the clasp. Attach the clasp using a jump ring to one end and another jump ring to the other for closure.


  • shirt: Zara
  • jeans: Topshop
  • shoes: Senso
  • all other jewelry: Mr. Kate


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