Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes,
Nothing remains quite the same.
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands,
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane” Jimmy Buffet
We just got back from a delicious week at the beach with family. We were in Ocean City, New Jersey, which is a lovely beach indeed. Still, my favorite beach by far is Tybee Island off of the coast of Georgia. I have a collection of shells from Tybee and I’ve been meaning to make this necklace for ages. The past week at the beach reminded me that I always leave a piece of my heart at the ocean. So, here is my favorite place in longitude and latitude. You can pick yours, sand, sea or soil and make your own personal DIY Longitude Latitude Necklace. We’d love to know where you’d pick, so leave a comment!
Here’s what you need:
2 ImpressArt Pewter Stamping Blanks Rectangles
Small Glass Mini Bottle with Cork Top
Stainless Steel Screw Eye w/Ring
Beadalon Chain Rolo 3.8mm Silver Plated
4 6mm Beadalon 6-MM Jump Ring, Silver Plate
Beadalon Lobster Clasp Swivel
Extra Tiny Sea Shells
Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint, Licorice
Aleene’s Max Tacky Adhesive
Beadsmith 36 Piece Letter & Number Punch Set For Stamping Metal 1/8 Inch 3mm (1 Set W/ Wood Case)
Letter & Number Punch Set 1/16 Inch 1.5mm
Metal Punctuation Stamp Set, 1/16″
ImpressArt Large Metal Stamping Block
ImpressArt 1 lb. Brass Stamping Hammer
1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers for Sheet Metal
Step one: Use the 1/8″ number stamps to stamp your first two numbers, add the degree mark using the 1/16″ number stamps and the number zero. Step two: Continue stamping your numbers, using the apostrophes as shown. You can find the longitude and latitude of your favorite place with a simple Google search. I abbreviated my numbers as they were super long, you can opt to be more exact if you desire. Step three: The last thing you’ll stamp is the direction using the uppercase premium font. Make a stamped blank for longitude and a second for latitude.
Step four: Use the metal punch to pierce a hole in the bottom of each stamped blank. (Design tip: If you want the stamped areas to have more definition, swipe some paint across the top with a cotton swab and wipe off excess with a paper towel.) Step five: Stuff your tiny vial with shells and sand (or whatever you wish to represent your favorite place.) Step six: Add some max tacky glue to the cork and allow to dry. Add glue to the tiny screw bail and screw into center of cork, this turns your vial into a pendant.
Step seven: Tie a tiny piece of twine around the neck of your glass vial. Dab a little glue on the knot and let it dry. Step eight: Connect the stamped blanks to the pendant and chain as shown. Step nine: Attach a jump ring to the end of the chain and a clasp to the other.
Wear your lovely DIY Longitude Latitude Necklace any time you need a little virtual escape. I can almost hear the tiny waves coming from mine.
Okay, not really.
Still, it makes me smile and that’s something.
Margot and Avalon
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