Ever looked at something for so long that you couldn’t imagine it any other way? We have this ALL the time. It can be such a challenge in our creative industry to look at supplies or products and only see one opportunity.
But when you tag us in your creations #createdwithcarasupply, we are constantly wow’d by the amazing thought, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking you express and design. You think of the best color palettes! You think of the most unique combinations! Your creativity pushes us to grow in creativity - it's a beautiful cycle of inspiration!
We went through this process the other day. We looked at our beautiful beech rings and saw just that. Beautiful beech rings.
And suddenly it hit - that moment of creativity! What if it was a hanging pendant instead? On a necklace? That I would aaabsolutely wear as jewelry?!
So we did :)
Check out the instructions below for a super sweet, simple and stunning necklace pendant. Of course, because of the glue and colored thread, this is not a teething appropriate toy for your little one, but it IS appropriate for making you look snazzy ;)
- White crafting glue
- Small paint brush
- Embroidery thread
- one 60mm beech ring (found here)
- Necklace chain or strand (can also use various cord found here)
1. Take your beech ring. Dab a small amount of white crafting glue around the beech ring. Make sure your glue isn’t too thick or it will squeeze out from under the thread.
2. Cut a long length of embroidery thread to wrap around the ring.
3. On one side of your beech ring, stick the end of your thread into the glue on a 45 degree angle.
4. Wrap the thread around the ring just to the left of the end of your thread.
5. Start to wrap the thread back around and over the end piece, hiding it under the wrapping.
6. Continue to wrap your thread, pushing it together until you are happy with the size of the color block.
7. Trim your end to a small piece. Taking your paint brush, dab a thin line of glue alongside the edge of the wrapped thread.
8. Push your end into the glue, and use your finger to smooth down the end against the beech ring.
9. Start another threading section using steps 2-8 until you are happy with the result. Do this as many times as you’d like!
10. Once you’ve finished off your ring, let the glue dry and set. String onto a necklace strand or chain, and you’re all done!