In my previous post, LINK, I shared my mis-adventure when I sliced the top of my knuckle off with the edge of the belt sander. Ouch.
So, that posting was more of a ‘how NOT to’ than a ‘how to’…..
Luckily, my finger is growing back 🙂 and I have finished the chunky 3 bead necklace….
I left the beads to soak in a bowl of vegetable oil for a few days. Because grandbaby is going to be chewing them, I don’t want to use anything that could be dangerous to him on the beads.
And, that is why I am using organic cotton to spool knit the cords that hold the beads together. (Lion Brand Organic cotton).
I spool knitted 2 short cords and stitched them into the spaces between 2 of the beads, and one long one for the neck cord.
NOTE: The neck cord NEVER goes around the baby’s neck!!!
It goes around the neck of his grown ups, or is looped through the tie of the sling , so he can retrieve it when he drops it.
He only has access to it when he is being held and supervised, and not when he’s sitting in the car seat.
The big holes are great for chubby little fingers to hold onto…..
And those big beads are just so satisfying for a little guy to gum away on! (Well… to bite with his TWO new teeth!!!)
He absolutely loves the necklaces, and so do we.