Ever want to make a statement necklace for less than $5? What’s that you say? You’ve never wanted to?
Well, this was a first for me too, but I’m glad I did it because it’s statement-ish and it’s as cost effective as it comes.
All you need is some thick thread (or yarn would probably work with this one too). I got mine, as you know, on clearance at Hobby Lobby for a few bucks a long time ago.
And then you’ll just need some Pony Beads from Wal Mart. They were $1.97. And they were in the kids craft section. Not really meant for adult statement necklaces, but I felt like breakin’ some rules.
Then you just get three long pieces of your thread and eyeball how long you want them as you try each on around your neck. I wanted mine to be long, medium and shorter so I had that tiered look.
Then just knot the end and start threading those Pony Beads right on there.
Then you knot it in the back and slip the three of them over your head. So really there are three separate necklaces here. But nobody has to know that. Unless they look at the back of your neck and see that you’re an amateur necklace maker like me.
I guess if you’re really jewelry-making-savvy you could put some necklace clasps on the back, but I don’t have time for that so I’ll just hide the knotted mess under a high collared shirt and call it a day.
Or call it a statement necklace.
Call it what you will. I like it and it was super cheap and tapped into my childhood memories of making fruit loop necklaces. Added nostalgic bonus.
And since JimJim is learning to count it serves well as a counting tool also.
And since Jada is learning to rip things off my body, it serves well teaching her how momma gives her the stiff arm.
As you can see, I don’t have to worry about stiff arming Barkley. Ok. I promise our dog isn’t as depressed as he looks in all these pictures. Well, I guess I don’t know because he doesn’t exactly talk, but there is still a twinkle in his eye at least once a day that tells me he doesn’t need Prozac just yet.
Let me know if a Pony bead statement necklace makes an appearance in your life anytime soon.
And let me know if you need instructions on how to stiff arm little ones away from it to keep it in tact.
Stiff arming can get pretty technical. But I’m pretty sure if you’re a mom, you’ve got it down.