Monday, December 30, 2013
Crafting for Operation Christmas Child - Cross Necklaces
Wood cross beads - $6.25/100
pony beads - $5.99/bag (lower with coupon)
hemp cord - $3.99/400 feet (sale price)
*You may find a large needle helpful as not all of the holes in the wood beads were clear.
I cut the cord to about 28 inches. I used the needle to make sure the holes in each bead were clear. I put a cross bead on each piece of cord and added a few beads on each side just for fun. These are optional as the necklace is cute without it. I then tied a knot in the cord ends. These easily slipped over my head.
I actually had 98 wood crosses in my bag. I purchased the beads with a 50% off coupon and used about half the bag. I also only used around half of the ball of cord. That means that each necklace cost about 12 cents. You can cut the cost to 9 cents if you leave off the pony beads.
Maybe you do not need 100 (or 98) necklaces. Oriental Trading offers a Cross Faith Necklace Craft Kit for $5.50 that makes 12 or 46 cents each. These premade Cross Necklaces are $4.25 for 12 or 35 cents each.