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I found these cute silver cowbells at the craft store and knew I wanted to make dangling earrings with them. I’ve also been wanting to try some more advanced braiding/knotting/macrame techniques. So I made these!
To make your own, you’ll need:
- black cording
- piece of cardboard to work on
- pins (to keep your cords in check as you braid them)
- 2 15x15mm silver cowbells (or any other lightweight hanging bauble)
- clear nail polish
First, using the chart below, follow and complete steps 1-4 for the braid with the black cording. I find it best to work on a piece of cardboard using the pins to hold the cord as I go. (Note: It took me about 10 minutes after I had it braided to gently tighten it up to my desired size. I didn’t continue the steps after 4; but feel free to do more layers as in chart)
Once braided – using the bottom loose ends string on the cowbell, putting both ends through opposite sides, tie off. Then cut excess cording off and dab on a drop of clear polish on the cut ends to keep them from unraveling.
Add your earring. Now, repeat for the other side!
Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoy making these… or this post inspires you to be creative in some way!
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- Shrink Film (like at JoAnn’s or Amazon)
- inkjet printer
- hole punch
- super fine grit sand paper (220 or higher)
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- an oven
- bracelet findings and jewelry tools
So pretty all laid out in one sheet pan – almost too pretty to eat! haha not!
- 6 small bone-in skin on chicken thighs
- 1 pound small red potatoes, halved
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
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- Resealable bag (I used Ziplock brand)
- Strong Packing tape or Duct tape
- Paint or hair gel
- Q-tips (optional)
Sweet and cute little snacks to serve!
- 24oz Bag Jumbo Marshmallows
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 8 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal
- 30+ Swedish Fish Candies
- 2 Boxes Fruit by the Foot