At the request of my sister, I dusted off the old bead loom.
She was going through some old photos and found one where she was wearing the heart choker I had made her in high school. She loved that thing, but she wore it everywhere and managed to break it long before it’s due.
So at her request, I made her a replacement one. And then, because I was having so much fun, I made several more.
To make sure that these didn’t befall the fate of the last one, I went about these a little differently. Instead of using regular thread to string the beads, I instead used super heavy-duty upholstery thread. There’s a little less give now (I usually use a thin thread that stretches a bit), and some of the beads were too small to fit over the thickness; but I figure if this thread can hold together a couch cover, it can stand up to a 20-year-old girl.
Secondly, instead of using a loop clasp made out of beads, I used metal jump rings and a lobster clasp. The best thing, that means the size can now be adjusted. Yay!
I think she enjoyed them, but I think I went a little overboard, since the next thing I knew, two of them were listed on etsy. That’s okay, they are super cute and I’m sure will be purchased in no time.