A few months back, I hit up the Fire Mountain Beads $1 sale and got a shipment of jewelry making supplies. As I was doing the unboxing haul video, I pulled out four baggies of flourite chip beads. If you watch the video you can hear my very innocent first impression of the beads. My first reaction was that they looked like something Princess Elsa would wear.
After looking at them a bit more, specifically in the plastic baggies, I realized they had more of a resemblance to another piece of pop culture…
No, really, officer. I’m just making a necklace.
Yeah, my pretty chip beads look an awful lot like blue meth from Breaking Bad. In full disclosure, even though I watch just about every popular TV show that airs in the US or England, I’ve only seen two episodes of Breaking Bad. I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe in the second season, Walter and Jesse give up drugs and take up arts & crafts. That’s what I choose to believe.
I was determined to use these pretty beads even if it meant embracing the unsavory associations my methlace might have. I used beading wire and three strand spacer bar to join the necklace together.
You can see the bead spacers where the three strands come together. I finished the necklace off with a barrel screw clasp.
I am hoping that I am the only weirdo who looks at this necklace and is reminded of Breaking Bad, because it’s actually very pretty.
I suppose if I don’t get the courage to wear the necklace out and about, I already have my Halloween costume set for this year.
You crack (get it, crack) me up! Maybe you can reform the meth industry by getting them to make jewelry instead of illegal drugs. You know , like hemp clothing. Lol