The list of things we love here at DSC is fairly extensive. Among the things on that list are DIY jewelry and repurposing unusual items. Over at Studs and Pearls, DSC contributor Kirsten brings you both with a fab necklace design made from – are you ready for this? – coffee stirrers! (Seriously! And if you “accidentally” swipe about 10 stirrers from the cream-and-sugar station next time you’re at the gas station (shhhhh, we won’t tell!) then the project will cost ’round about nada to make!) [how to make a coffee stirrer necklace]
- Coffee stirrers, $1
- Head or eye pins, on hand or $1
- Jump rings, on hand
- Beads, on hand
- Chain, on hand
- Jewelry pliers and scissors, on hand
- Metallic spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
- Styrofoam or cardboard box, on hand
- Pen, on hand
Of course, we would never advocate stealing to do a craft!!
It’s terrible, but I do snag a couple stirrers from my local coffee shop every time I stop in. They have nifty wooden ones that are like long, skinny popsicle sticks with a thumb grip on one end. I tried to buy them but could only find them in foodservice-size cases of 5,000. Sigh.