This one, to be exact:
I was eager to make a necklace with it, so...I did. I wore it to my aunt's for Thanksgiving, where she promptly mocked me for wearing a necklace made out of a toy (this is how my family rolls, and I like it that way). In her mocking, she gave me a second dinosaur toy. So now I'm using it to show you how to make your own dinosaur necklace - unless, of course, you are too grown up for such things.
- Dinosaur toy (or any other small toy you'd prefer to use on your necklace)
- Pliers (not pictured)
- Necklace chain
- Thick needle
- Jewelry ring
First, use your pushpins to poke two holes in the top of the dinosaur. (You will feel a tiny bit bad for stabbing the dinosaur, but I assure you he won't mind). These little toys are insanely dense, so it's difficult to get a hole in them. You can really use anything, but for getting started, I found it easier to use the pushpins because they are short.
Once your hole is started, replace the pushpins with the needle, to make sure the holes connect. You also might want to be careful that you don't bend your needle, like I did. (I should have expected a dinosaur to be stronger than a needle).
Finally, use the pliers to open up your jewelry ring and push it through the hole. Once it is through, use the pliers to close the ring.
You're done! If you make one, I'd love to see pictures!