This is the rather interesting necklace I made recently.
It is made out of a gall. – Wait, please don’t be grossed out!
Oh. It might be a good idea to tell you what a gall is first. A gall is like a fungus made by an insect as a sort of cocoon for itself. But that doesn’t mean an insect is actually in the gall now.
Now are you grossed out? Yep, I thought so. *Sigh.* Oh well, I started this post so I might as well finish it.
This is how I made the necklace: First, I started with a gall I had found on a hike. It is actually a huge gall, at least from what I’ve seen. I just had to do something with it, because it was so beautiful! It looked like a big wooden bead.
Then I carefully made two holes in it and threaded a string through the holes and knotted it securely. I tied that little string to a bigger, braided one. I then covered the gall in a coat of ModPodge to make it a little stronger.
And ta-daa! I had myself a one-of-a-kind, natural, super lightweight (not to mention strange) necklace!
Are you still grossed out or not?