Oooh, I love coffee.
Let me count the ways.
Don't judge. I'm just displaying my love of coffee.
So I asked my favorite local barista for a couple coffee beans for a craft. She gave me a little cup of beans for free! But then I bought a 5 dollar latte. Sigh.
Well instead of drinking the essence of the coffee beans, I decided to make my own coffee bean necklace based on this inspiration (which is totally $40).
Here's your supplies to make your own necklace:
- Coffee beans
- Jewelry findings (little rings for pendants~found at Walmart for $2)
- Super glue
- Spray paint (I used brushed nickel paint & clear glaze)
- Necklace chain ( I used one I already had)
Step 1: Clean your coffee beans with a damp cloth. I did not do this and the waxy coffee bean resisted the spray paint, and I had to paint several coats.
Step 2: Super glue the rings on the beans.
Not like this! I realized after I glued them that the rings need to be turned sideways so the coffee bean will face forward when on a chain. Head slap!
I had my two best craft helpers observing my every move.
Step 3: Spray paint the coffee beans and let them dry (again, note the WRONG direction of the finding rings), then put one on a chain.
This is after just one coat of spray paint. See the resistance.
How cute is this? I love it :)
It's my new favorite necklace!
Forgive my wet hair.
There, that's better.