Saline Simon

DIY | Flintstones bone necklace

March 31, 2014
Here’s a fun, little DIY project that I wanted to share with you guys. I’ve always had a thing for The Flintstones and that whole cavewoman look, especially if it’s in a more cartoon-ish and not so serious way. Kinda like Jeremy Scott’s SS10 collection, which was just perfect. Anyway, something about brown beads and nylon string kinda offends me, so here’s a quick DIY on how to turn cheap halloween jewelry into actual, wearable accessories (if you’re into this sort of style, of course!)
Remove the nylon string from the face of earth and paint the brown beads black with your magic marker. They will need to dry for a bit, otherwise they can stain the plastic bones. And well, your fingers. I used a bobby pin to hold the beads so my hands wouldn’t get all black and magic marker-y. 
Arrange the bones and the beads nicely – meaning turn the bones the right way, so the ”made in China” logo won’t show, since this was obviously too big a job for the manufacturer to handle themselves – and also take one long bone from one of the bracelets that comes with the jewelry set and put in on the chain.
And there you have it. Your very own, very fancy bone necklace. Perfect for.. Well, people who’s into kitchy things and may or may not be cavewoman/stoneage/Flintstones obsessed. I’m saving the rest of the extra bones for future DIY’s and also use the earrings that come with the set for everyday wear – all I did to those was changing them from clip-on earrings to having a hook. So much more comfortable now that they don’t squeeze my poor ears.

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  • Reply Izzy March 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Oh my god, love this so much. Gonna go buy the bones now <3

    The Quirky Queer

    • Reply Saline Simon March 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Yay, I'm so glad you could use this! <3

  • Reply Aurè April 1, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Hello,Ciao…you're an Artist!…you created unique,creative,charming pieces of Art…cheers!
    this bone necklace is perfect with a Leopard outfit

    • Reply Saline Simon April 1, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Thank you! Definitely agree on the leopard outfit 🙂

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