Thursday, July 29, 2010

Geode Necklaces

I let both of the kids get a geode the other day while we were at the Children’s Museum.  I know what you are thinking.  Wasn’t I just trying to come up with ideas to use all of the rocks the kids have collected?   Well, I had a plan for these ~ geode necklaces!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Geode
  • Hammer 
  • Safety glasses
  • Floral wire or colored wire (we used 22-gauge)
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Cord
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

What We Did:

The kids put on safety glasses and broke open their geodes. I let them pick which piece they wanted to use for the necklace.

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We placed the geode on floral wire and wrapped the wire around it numerous times to secure it.  I twisted the ends together, and made a loop around a pencil for the cord to go through.  I used pliers to close the loop and cut off the excess wire.

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We put a cord through the pendant, tied it, put it on ~ and the kids modeled for the camera!

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Educational, because we talked about how geodes are formed, and fun!

~Cindy

8 comments:

Carrie said...

We're studying geodes this year in science. Thanks for yet another great idea! ;)

Wonder Mom said...

I am "mentally bookmarking" this idea when we talk about rocks this year- just AWESOME!

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing this. My children would love to add this to a necklace.

Heidi said...

You have such great ideas!

Rebecca said...

I want one!

Lindsay said...

ohh very fun!

Janna said...

cool!

Sherry Lebrun said...

It's nice to know that you teach your children about safety precautions. Mom always does that to us when we were younger. And she would always see to it that we would see how she applies it during his works. She makes soaps, so in mixing and putting ingredients she wears Titmus safety glasses to protect her eyes from unexpected turns.

Our Dad is also a safety freak. He is always geared up when out for his airsoft activity with his buddies. He wears Wiley X. Prescription safety glasses to protect his eyes from pellet bullets.

It is better to be a safety freak than loose an eye.

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