"Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father."
Roger von Oech
I love making stuff. And trying things. And letting whatever happens happen. No judging. No criticizing. Just fun and play. That's where this little series comes from. A ton o' play.
Do you play? If not, drop everything; this is your chance. Let's have a little fun right now, okay?
Tutorial: Dragon Tail Necklace
You will need:
a scrap of vinyl
cardboard circle template (~2 inches or 5 cm in diameter)
cord or shoelace (~ 4 ft or 1.2 m long) which isn't round but is flat and about 1/4 inch (7mm) wide
pair of scissors
contact cement (glue)
spring loaded fastener
Using your cardboard circle template and a pencil, trace out several circles onto the back of your vinyl (I made 17 circles, a random number). Cut out all circles. Cut each circle in half.
Go to your sewing machine. Place a half-circle down on the sewing surface. Place the cord down flat along the center of your half-circle starting at least 12 inches (30 cm) down the cord. Place another half-circle on top. You're constructing a half-circle sandwich with a cord in between. Yummy delish. With your sewing machine, stitch down the center of your half-circle sandwich along the cord.
Apply a little contact cement to the corner of one of your half-circles.
Create a necklace by threading both ends of the rope through a spring-loaded fastener. Trim the rope to a length that is right for you.
Note: This necklace is quite long. For a shorter, smaller necklace, simply decrease the number of circles you cut out at the start and reduce the length of your cord.
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