We each tried a few projects, inspired by:
- DIY state necklace via Two Twenty One.
- Painted wood bead necklace via Laura Parke.
- Wood bead necklace via Decor and the Dog.
- Stamped necklace via The Idea Room.
I managed to talk Sarah into making my state necklace for me, because mine turned out looking more like a fried pickle than Illinois. Sarah’s version looked much more like the good ol’ Land of Lincoln.
Then, I swiped some of Michelle’s wooden beads and Amanda’s ribbon and made a quick green dipped bean necklace. Due to the fact that I’m not a perfectionist, my paint lines are not very straight. But I’m happy with how it turned out. Sort of channeling my inner fourth-grade craft project.
Not only were the necklaces great, craft night was a success because Michelle made me her world famous homemade pretzels and cheese dip. Just for me. (Which reminds me, it was her birthday earlier this week. My gift to her is telling you all to go over and wish her a happy belated birthday.)