Authentic Steel Barbed Wire Choker Necklace and Bracelet Set

by Diane Wurster.
(Michigan)

Authentic Steel Barbed Wire Choker Necklace and Bracelet Set by Diane Wurster  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Authentic steel barbed wire statement necklace and bracelet set with paper flowers and glass rhinestones.

My friend, Cassie, and I decided to create a new signature product line, Everbloom, that incorporated her paper flowers made from vintage hymnals and my vintage assemblage jewelry – kind of like, “you got peanut butter in my chocolate. ” Next, I had the great idea of creating a chain from real barbed wire for the new collection. If only I knew then what I do now, lol.

Authentic Steel Barbed Wire Choker Necklace and Bracelet Set by Diane Wurster  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

A view from underneath the necklace.

I should have known that there was a reason I couldn’t find any chain made out of the real thing, only ones handmade out of a softer metal. No one let me in on the secret, but I’ll tell you; the learning curve to make such a chain is extremely high. Plus, you have to be tenacious and very stubborn. Luckily I possess both traits in abundance.

Authentic Steel Barbed Wire Choker Necklace and Bracelet Set by Diane Wurster  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Side view of necklace.

It took me quite a while to actually create the chain ( I’m embarrassed to tell you how long) so that it was safe and looked great. I finally came up with a chain I really liked. The end result is, I think, a bada, gorgeous chain that is safe as I blunt the barbs and solder them into place. What do you think?

Authentic Steel Barbed Wire Choker Necklace and Bracelet Set by Diane Wurster  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Barbed wire and paper flower bracelet

This particular choker necklace and bracelet set has authentic steel barbed wire chain with paper flowers made from vintage hymnals and glass rhinestones. Everbloom is a collection of coordinating jewelry and wall art that has stylititude: style with attitude for the woman who writes her own rules. We use antique to vintage jewelry, paper flowers, and different chain on everything. And while half of the collection has barbed wire as chain for the jewelry and stems on the flowers, the other half has specialty chain such as book chain for the jewelry and stems.

Diane Wurster
Celestial Bling
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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Barbed wire versus paper flowers make an eye catching pairing, and the result is a unique choker and bracelet. Stunning, Diane!

  • I love the look and the creative use of found materials, very nice. I work in wire and metals and know how hard it would be to work with the barb wire which is steel. Great work!

  • Sharla says:

    Wow! Very Guns N Roses!

  • Diane says:

    Great idea for an interesting looking chain.

  • Thank, Rena!

  • Diane says:

    Yay, the 80’s are back!

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