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]

Project estimate:

  • 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
Total:  $1 and up