SPOILER ALERT! Krystal if you're looking at this - STOP right now & come back tomorrow!
Today is my DIL birthday so last night my granddaughter came over to create something for her. I really thought, she'd make a card and that would be it, but no, she wanted to make her mommy a gift.
Now, I did not prepare for that at all. I threw some ideas out to her; one of them being a necklace using Craft Fantastic
supplies. I pulled out the images that I have but she wasn't feeling it.
Then she said, she saw a video (did I tell you she's obsessed with YouTube?) and the lady used the necklace bases with crayons, etc. I thought, "oh ok" but kind of shaking my head too. Well, she found that video in record time, and YES! there is a video where the person grated crayons and placed them in the necklace base. (Sorry, I don't have a link to it.)
The Youtuber was using a miniature grater and I remembered that I have one of those...somewhere. So to the kitchen I go and I found it! Never used it - had it for years - finally found a use for it - now storing in the Command Center!
She selected the crayon colors and did all the grating. The only thing I did was melt the crayons with the heat gun.* We also decided to add a pinch of gold and clear glitter since my DIL loves glitter. We added glue and the glass and viola!
Isn't it gorgeous! I swear it looks like space/galaxy, whatever it's called. The adhesive took much longer to dry I think because of the crayon wax, but eventually it did.
I swear she's my mini me! She came up with this all on her own. Yup, proud moment!
*If you decide to make one yourself, I had to start high with the heat gun and slowly move closer to the base. The crayon flakes flew everywhere when I started low. We also added more white crayons since once the colored crayons melted it looked like a blob of purple. Adding white gave it a marbled look.