Chances are if someone handed you a package of ponytail holders, the kind with the little plastic balls, you would associate them with little girls in pigtails.  Would you ever guess that they could be used to make grown-up, sophisticated jewelry?  Shannon from Madigan Made used a set of them to create a beaded necklace with an ombre color scheme; since the holes in the “beads” are drilled off-center, they automatically create a lovely zig-zag pattern when strung!  She also used sandpaper to give some of the shiny beads a matte finish, adding even more visual interest to a piece that makes a big statement on a small budget!  [how to make a ponytail holder necklace]

Project estimate:

  • Ponytail holders, $1 and up
  • Sandpaper (optional), on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1

Total:  $1 and up