Sentimental jewelry has always had a special spot in my heart. My favorite baubles and trinkets have always been small gifts that represent special events and people, a birthday necklace from a sister, a 1-year anniversary ring. So, I wanted to have a necklace that represents a huge part of my life, Lollipuff.
Lollipuff finds inspiration in a dandelion in seed state. Dandelions have long stood for wishes, dreams and persistence. And, we hope that Lollipuff will spread to many women around the world, so that they can have coveted authentic designer items at a fraction of the price! :)
So, I encapsulated a few dandelion seeds in a glass bead to create a Lollipuff necklace. Here are the directions on how to make your own Lollipuff necklace!
You'll need a few materials to make the necklace:
1. 13 mm hollow glass bead. These can be bought at Etsy for about a dollar each.
2. Pin head 1 inch or longer.
3. Bead cap. Mine were 6 mm.
4. Necklace chain.
5. Dandelion seeds!
You'll also need a couple of tools: wire cutters if your pin head is longer than 1 inch, and pliers.
I got my bead cap and pin head from a craft store. But, these can be purchased for 99 cents on eBay. Since most people have a spare necklace chain laying around, this whole necklace can be made for under $5!
1. Trim the pin head to be 1 inch in length if the pin head is longer.
2. Fit dandelion seeds into the glass bead. I'm not going to lie; this part tests your patience! These little seeds just keep wanting to pop out. :P
3. Run the pin head through the bead and a bead cap.
4. Loop the pin head end through the middle of the necklace chain with your pliers.
And, there you have it! A Lollipuff necklace that stands for wishes, dreams and persistence!
Hope you enjoyed reading about Lollipuff's name and the diy necklace tutorial. Spread the word of Lollipuff! And, if you make a Lollipuff necklace, we wish you love wearing the delicate looking bauble.
You can also place other items in your glass bead, such as a tiny feather or a tiny secret note tied with a piece of string. What would you put in your bead to make it extra special?