Friday, March 18, 2011

Hot glue + Hot mess = Hot necklace!!

So, the other day I watched this necklace tutorial on Meredith's blog.  I thought "how freakin' cute and creative!".  Then, I thought "OMGoodness, I sooo do not have the patience to sit and cut out all those circles!  I guess I'll just have to buy something like it.". 

Well, yesterday while perusing around my friendly, neighborhood Family Dollar, I rolled up on this cute headband for $1.50. 

The problem was that those kind of stretchy-band ones don't stay in my hair.  Maybe I have an odd-shaped head...I dunno...stranger things have happened, I suppose.  
Anywho, as I'm looking at this thing, Meredith's tutorial popped in my head.  So, I bought it and a couple other things that I couldn't live without and left.  I borrowed a hot glue gun from a friend, found an old chain that I don't use...and the rest is history.  :o)
First, I cut off the band.  I was left with this on the back which helped support it still.
Then I hot glued the chain to the remaining part of the band.  (This was about the time that I was laughing uncontrollably at myself for getting hot glue EVERY-dang-WHERE!!)

I am the Vanna White of cheap, inexperienced jewelry making!
So, pardon my "end of a long day" messy hair and faded make-up...but here it is!  I will probably find a longer chain and swap it out, but that was the longest one I had in my jewelry box that I don't use any more.   I am absolutely IN LOVE with I just have to find something to wear it with.  :o)


  1. That's genius! You have a good eye to see that headband's potential.

    North Meets South

  2. i love this. love it! way to cut back on the time and still create something thrifty and fun to wear. so smart. thanks for letting my know too, i loved seeing what you came up with:) woo hoo for new necklaces too, my fave!

  3. Thanks y'all! I am thrifty, but crafty..not so much. As with so many other things in my life right now...I'm giving it a shot anyways. :o)


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