There’s nothing more wonderful than making handmade crafts and presenting them as gifts. Rock necklaces are perfect because they are non-expensive and they are made from the heart. This is a good and fun activity even kids can do – besides, these are great friendship bonds! Another thing great about rock necklaces is that they don’t corrode or rust even when dipped in water. Since they are made from rocks, they are all natural.
In order to assemble your rock necklace, you would need the following materials:
Rocks – Choose rocks that are symmetrical and smooth. A colored rock would be a good variation.
22-gauge colored wires
Scissors and pencil
Long nose pliers or needle-nose pliers
Different colors of yarn, synthetic leather cords or thin ribbons
At least 4 or 8 beads (optional)
Now you have completed gathering your materials, it would be time to start making your rock necklace. Here’s what you have to do:
Before drilling the hole, dip the rock in water. The rock should be wet
when you’re drilling through it. The idea is to keep it soft and emit
less powder. Start drilling but don’t drill continuously for more than
10 seconds. Stop drilling at 10 seconds, wet the rock and drill again.
Do this repeatedly until you have successfully drilled the tiny hole.
Insert the cord into the hole and tie the cord to keep the pendant from
moving. Add some beads (optional). Tie the ends of the cord and you have
made a charming rock necklace.
No matter what color and size you choose to make the handmade rock
necklaces, these are always natural treasures that can capture your
loved ones’ appreciation because your effort and thoughtfulness would
always show through them.