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I was feeling crafty yesterday afternoon. I upcycled an old necklace and made it into:

Ocean Stones Keepsake Box

Materials: Glass Beads, jewelry pliers, hot glue gun or super glue, wooden box, acrylic paint, paintbrush, and packing tape

1) Separate the beads from metal clasps using the jewelry pliers.

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2) Shine the beads if needed. Lay out the beads in desired pattern on top of the box.
3) Glue the beads to the top of the box using a hot glue gun or superglue. Allow to dry.

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4) Take the packing tape and cover the beads to prevent paint stains.
5) Select a paint color and paint the box with your desired design.

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6) Let box dry. Apply second coat of paint if needed.

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*Tip: Super glue held the stones (especially the round beads) onto the wood a little better than the hot glue. I tried to use a combo of the both.

Happy Crafting!

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