I'm the kind of person that gets rid of stuff I don't use. Hubs picks on me sometimes, but I hate clutter and if I haven't used it in the past year, I'm probably not going to use it. So on my last household purge I found these beautiful chopsticks with silver nubs.
I loved how beautiful they are. And we did use them a couple of times, but not in quite awhile. I didn't really want to throw them away. But I also didn't want to keep an unused thing in my kitchen drawers.
So I made this unique little necklace using five of them. Well, six actually because one got messed up
An old set of chopsticks (I only have two pictured, but you get the point)
Beads to separate the chopsticks
First Hubs sawed them down to size.
You will end up with some jagged edges that need sanding down. I put the sand paper on a table and then rubbed the chopstick on it like you'd rub a pencil eraser. Then sand down the sides so your spray paint will stick a little better.
I didn't get pictures of the next steps, but thankfully they are pretty simple. Hubs drilled holes with a 1/16 bit.
Then I spray painted, strung on wire with beads, and added the closure clasps.
It's definitely different, but I think I kind-a like it. But the jury is still out.
What do you think? Wearable or trashable?