Aw, aren't they cute? In addition to such simple, one-bead pendants, there be earrings...
There be fancy statements...
And even more fancy statements!
Best of all, the basic unit requires just a bead, a clothespin...five seconds...NO TOOLS.
Resistance? Futile. Here comes the DIY.
Twist a clothespin apart to free the wire spring.
Stretch apart the wire ends, slip on a large-hole bead, and let the wires snap back into place. That, my friends, is ALL there is to it. Watch:
String a chain or cord, and that right there is a necklace.
You guys know I love convertible jewelry. Make a whole bunch of the little bead units, and wear a different one every day.
Don't be scared to string them in groups!
And do not neglect to try a statement or two.
Caveat: there is a special trick to using larger beads, which requires one extra step. If the bead is longer than the clothes pin is wide, here's what you do.
Pull the spring out to the width of the bead you want to add.
Use pliers to bend the two wire tabs up - just a bit.
When you string on the bead, the wires will be straight across, and will slip in easily.
Now you have the secrets and are good to go. So what do you think? Next laundry day, skip the chores. Deconstruct some clothespins and adorn thyself!