We all had a chance to make "pirate necklaces", since we did this the week before Pirates of the Caribbean 4 came out. The kids all thought I put the workshop instructor up to it since they know of my obsession with Johnny Depp! Too funny!
Anyway, each of us was allowed to select a coin, a few beads and some cord. We also had to have clasps and hasps to put it all together.
Below is a picture of one of the workshop attender's punching a hole in a coin.
Above is a picture of one of the attendees flattening the hasp and taking the shine off it, so it looks more pirate-y!
And finally, here's the necklace I made. I gave it to ITSam because I thought it looked manly. And because I'd never given him jewelry.
It was a good time and I liked doing it. This artist does workshops all over the country and she does some that are fancy and expensive and other times she does small ones that are affordable. I want to take one where I can do something extensive with beads, maybe a beaded necklace or a bracelet?
But it was fun to make our pirate necklaces and it was clever to use her left over foreign money and the kids had a good time, and do did I!