I've always loved sand dollars and thought that they would make lovely jewelry, but alas they are too delicate. When HM Ben Franklin Crafts started carrying tiny sand dollars in their Bead Shop, I had an idea that they could be encased in resin to make them durable. Since the UV resin is so easy to use, it took little effort and time to whip up this necklace. I put some scrapbook paper in the pendant base before adding in the shells and resin. In less than twenty minutes I had a new piece of jewelry to wear. I love the way it turned out and preserved the beauty of the sand dollar and starfish.
I think a necklace like this would make a fantastic Xmas gift for someone special especially if wrapped in this Island Heritage box. The package contains 12 laser cut boxes with ribbons. They are sold in the wedding department of BFC. Lots of beautiful items sold there....go take a look, even if you are not planning a wedding. For an additional special touch, a shell from the BFC bead department can be glued onto each favor or gift box. Let your creative mind roam freely in any of our HM Ben Franklin Craft stores; it will surely improve your day and life.