Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fast Food Muse Tutorial: Ice Cream Soda Bib Necklace

Okay, so the weather is HOT & nothing sounds so good as melt in your mouth - or melt anywhere other than Antarctica & the old freezer – ice cream… Ah, I’ve always loved ice cream! Now I love it even more! =)

So, remember quite a few posts back, I told you a little about a mini road trip my mom & I took earlier in the summer. Remember? Well, anyways, on this trip we took a couple normal stops along the way for a bite to eat & to stretch our legs, etc. We found ourselves in a couple fast food places. The first stop was McDonalds for breakfast. While there I picked up a couple of items that I’ll be using later for another crafty creation. On the way home we stopped at a gas station that – bless ‘em – had a Baskin Robbins attached! That’s the best ever use of a too large petrol stop in my opinion! No, we didn’t get ice cream, but I confiscated, I mean I helped myself to a few free souvenirs, that I just thought might prove interesting in crafting endeavors…& I think I proved myself right! =) Be on the lookout for more Fast Food Muse Tutorials!

Bess’ Handy Dictionary Definition
Muse: “a source of inspiration; any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over the arts” (Merriam Webster says it better than I can this time.=) (www.merriam-webster.com)

Who knew that a straw from a famous ice cream place could be so inspirational, not to mention useful outside of more than a tool to eat cool treats!

-Ice Cream Soda Bib Necklace Tutorial-

What You Need:
3 Straws (at least) (refer to the picture for the measurements to the necklace I made)
Thread (I used white)
Sharp Sewing Needle
Jewelry Clasp

What To Do:
First off, Baskin Robbins happens to have the prettiest pink straws around, but if you can’t get your hands on ‘em, you could use regular straws & spray paint ‘em a certain color, or even leave ‘em au natural. I happened to use only (& all of=) 3 straws for my necklace, but that’s because that’s the number I picked up (before I knew how amazing they were), but you could definitely experiment styles with more straws or even create bracelets, etc. with extras. Take your thread & measure it out to how long you want your necklace to be (I always leave a little extra, as a rule). NOTE: Though this is a very lightweight necklace, I went ahead & used 3 lengths of thread for extra hold. Thread your needle. Begin to pierce the longer pieces of straw (in order) onto your needle & thread (leave a little space above piercing for best results). After you’ve pierced & threaded the last of the longer straws, begin to regularly thread (no needle required=) the smaller side beads (my necklace has 8 smaller beads on each side of the bib section). The last small bead on each side I went through again & tied for hold. Then attach your clasp mechanism (I just used something I had lying around). Ta da! So cute! Lightweight! Perfect Price! Lovely!

Stay tuned in the next day or so, for the McDonalds’ fast food amusement!


P.S.: Click the link to join the free Baskin Robbins Birthday Club! You can get a free scoop on your b-day! Don't live near a store, search for other birthday freebies at local establishments. Happy belated, early, or just plain (& wonderful) un- birthday!
LINK: https://www.baskinrobbins.com/bdayclub/RegisterInfo1.aspx

P.P.S.: How darest BR retire such yummy flavors as: Campfire S'mores, Apple Pie a La Mode, & French Vanilla!

“Taste & see that the LORD is good; blessed is the [young woman] who takes refuge in Him.”
–Psalm 34:8


  1. How cute, Bess! Thank you for sharing!

    Your Little Sis In Christ,

  2. Hehe, that last verse sure does go with the post! Great job - that necklace looks so fun!

    Love ya,

  3. Interesting craft idea. Unfortunately there isn't a Baskin Robins in my town. Have you ever had Cold Stone Creamery ice cream? It is so yummy!


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