I can’t remember what I created this goldfish necklace for…
Oh! Yes, I do. I made him for CHA last summer. As part of my Designer Showcase. Something to show my fun side. You know, to show that I design AND have a sense of humor.
I’m not sure if it was a good idea or not. No one seemed to be as amused as I was with it.
Oh well. I’m used to amusing myself. 😉
I’ve had a thing for little plastic critters for a while now.
I mean, why should kids get to have all of the fun. Right?
So here is what you’ll need to make a goldfish necklace of your own.
- Plastic Goldfish
- Krylon Glitter Blast in Orange Burst
- Awl – I have a post; 10 Uses for an Awl in Crafting
- Bead chip tube from Jo-Ann’s
- Cheap bracelet (the gold beads with orange flecks) to cut apart
- 1 headpin
- round nose pliers, flat nose pliers
- jewelry glue
Using the awl push it into the fish where you want the headpin to go. You will have to cut the eyepin down unless it’s a really short one. Push it in as far as you can but be careful of your hands. Put a dab of glue and put it on the eyepin and then insert the eyepin. Let dry.
Wipe the fish down with an alcohol swab to remove any dirt or oil. Spray with a small amount of Krylon Glitter Blast. Just enough to make your goldfish sparkle. Set aside to dry.
To create the necklace, cut the chain to length and then add a clasp to the ends.
Once the goldfish is dry attach it to the center of the necklace.
Cut the bracelet apart and sort out the beads you want to use.
Sort your beads on a beadboard and decide how you want them arranged on your necklace.
Using the headpins, create simple loops to attach the beads. I made a video – How to Make Simple Loops – if you want to see how those are done.
As you can see some of the headpins have single bead chips while others have a small stack of chips. For me, the bead chips were PERFECT because I thought they looked like aquarium gravel.
Continue adding beads with simple loops until the necklace is as full as you like it.
So what do you think? Do you like your jewelry to have a bit of fun and whimsy every once in a while or are you more into “serious” jewelry?