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Topic: Cooling necklaces for those (elusive) hot summer days!  (Read 2200 times)
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chickybiker
« on: September 07, 2012 08:32:24 AM »


If you've ever seen those cooling bandanas with the water retaining gel inside, then you know where I got the general idea from. 

They work SO well, but I thought they could do with a bit of a fashion revamp.  Something a little more feminine.  So I had a play with some fabric, and this is what I came up with.

I figured since we are having a rare hot summer day here in Cambridgeshire, I would share it here, in case you're having good weather too, and need a project like this.   Wink




As you can see, it doesn't look like much when you first put it in to soak.  (Excuse the chips - I don't think I own a bowl without a chip in it!)


But it soon swells up to full "beady glory"!


And if these beads are a little big, and you want one to double round....





You can find a tutorial here: http://snottydog.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/make-your-own-funky-reusable-cooling-necklace/

If you make one, do share a picture!  Smiley


This work by Louise @ Snotty Dog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.


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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012 09:36:47 AM »

It's nice to see that somebody has finally figured out a way to make these things a little better looking.  Great job.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012 10:57:09 AM »


Thank you pinokeeo!!   Grin

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