I work for an in-home healthcare company. One of the services that we provide to our patients is the Link to Life, or "Help" necklace. (I believe you can get them in bracelets as well) Anyway, one of our patients was asking why she can't have a help necklace that is more, stylish...more like jewelry.
Here's what I did to jazz....er, beautify it up.
The help button snaps into this plastic piece so it has to stay centered and easily reachable. I decided to use a large link gold chain and weave the black nylon string through the links. To do this, cut the chain to the desired length. Feed the end of the nylon string through the first link.
Tie a knot with the end of the nylon string that sits beside the help button onto the first link.
Begin weaving the nylon string back and forth through the links.
Repeat these steps on the other side of the help button.
Now, make some charms and baubles to decorate the chain with.
Need some basic tips/tutorials on jewelry making? Aimee at Kittycats and Airplanes did a short series that was extremely helpful to me!
Find that here!
Feed 2 beads of your choice onto a head pin.
Using needle nose pliers, bend the top of the head pin at a 90* angle.
Using round nose pliers, create a loop at the top of the beads.
Clip off excess wire.
Here are my charms and baubles!!
Here is the finished product!! A jazzed up Help Necklace for an elderly patient of my company who wanted a more stylish Help necklace. :) I don't know who she is but ya gotta love her!
This view makes me think Mr. T. Mainly because each I look at it I think it's a huge silver I similar to the T he wore :)
Do you know anyone who's Help Necklace could use a little sprucing up?