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Super simple fun accessory!
Where I live one of the latest crazes for kids is "Silly Bands", which is basically colored silicone material in fun shapes from words to themed shapes such as trucks, sea creatures, dinosaurs and girly items and even some celebrity shapes.

I bought a package of 12 dinosaur ones at Kroger for $.99 cents, but if you don't have them where you live they are sold on E-Bay http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=SILLY+BANDS&_sacat=See-All-Categories.

As they were too small for my wrist, I crafted them into a necklace. It is a fun piece to wear but one word of caution is that if you have long hair, you might want it wear it up if you wear this necklace because the ends can get tangled and snagged in the bands.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 372 projects »
  • How to make a plastic necklace. Silly Bands Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick out which shapes you want to use and how you want the positioned on the necklace. I used 10 bands for my necklace.

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Silly Bands Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the jump ring tool (you can DIY one - instructions here: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/diy-jump-ring-tool) or the pair of pliers to twist each of the jump rings open.

  • How to make a plastic necklace. Silly Bands Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hook one jump ring to each end of the Silly Band then use the jump ring tool or pliers to close.

    Then use a jump ring to connect the jump ring on each end of the Silly Band. To make sure they stayed connected and pushed the rings together with my fingers so they overlapped a wee bit and it was ready to wear in about 10 minutes!



Amberlynn Reid
Amberlynn Reid · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Hey!! I just bought some of these in sea creature shapes thanx!!
Kittychuu · Lowestoft, England, GB · 16 projects
I love the idea of this its so cute Happy I definately have to make this at some point
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
Great idea! My kiddie has a bunch of them, but won't actually wear them. She's almost 4, she doesn't get it...LOL She just likes to collect them. She might wear them as a necklace, though! And all my friends' kids that are in school aren't allowed to wear them at school, I wonder if they'd be able to wear them as a necklace?
Crimson · Malé, Male, MV · 1 project
Went to the Silly Bandz website... I Burst into a fit of laughter when I saw they made exclusive Justin Beiber ones..

Love your idea!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow awome idea, and thank you of your warning, i had such an accident with a sweater i was wearing too, so i think you are right-S
but i love this , like the colours and the shapes,
thank you for your great tute and sharing;-D
Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
How cuuuuuuuuuuuute!
I think those things are SO stupid but this project is awesome!
You can actually SEE what the shapes are while they're being worn.
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
I see those things! It's a good idea!! soooo cute!
Taylee · Brookings, South Dakota, US
This is so cute! =D

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