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Melon Seed Necklace

Melon Seed Necklace

Another fun project, this Melon Seed Necklace is going to be your most interesting summer accessory. It's also one of our fun jewelry making ideas for kids, just be sure to puncture holes in seeds yourself if the kids are too young.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeMiscellaneous

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Beginner

This wonderful project brought you by Maya Kuzman.

Materials:
Lots of dry melon seeds
Markers or nail polish
Safety pin or needle
Fishing wire
Jewelry clasp of your choice
Colorful wood beads (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Scoop the seeds with a spoon and wash them in warm water with mild washing detergent to take off the slimy fibers. Then, let them sun/air dry. I usually put them onto a cotton napkin so they wouldn't stick to it. It is great if the seeds are big because they are easier to manipulate.
    Melon Seed Necklace
  2. Pierce the seeds in the middle with a pin. If you make a hole near the edges the seed might easily split.
    Melon Seed Necklace
  3. Once dry I love to add a little colour. For my necklaces I used ordinary markers, (in the past I was more patient and used nail polish in different colours). I painted half of the seed because I like the effect they create when stringed together.
    Melon Seed Necklace
  4. Choose your favourite colours, string the seeds, attach your chosen clasp to the fishing wire, and make yourself some organic jewelry!
    Melon Seed Necklace

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What a fun project for the next holidays! Such simple, easily available materials and inexpensive too. The kids are going to have such a ball. I am going to have to start collecting seeds but not tell them what they are for or I will be mercilessly nagged. My family can expect to eat quite a lot of pumpkin and/or melon for the next little while lol!

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