At Thanksgiving, I asked my 12 year old nephew if he liked Jewelry and he hold me 'he hadnt been introduced to it yet'. Such a great answer for a young man his age. I'd asked as I was thinking he was a good age to give simple jewelry pieces for Christmas, and his answer confirmed that.
I saw these beads last week at Hobby Lobby and thought they might be a good fit for him. The have the feel and look of rock, but they are lightweight, so I assume some type of resin. When I got them home, however, I realized the hole was much to small to string on a leather cord and was about ready to discount the whole idea, when it dawned on me ... I could re-engineer them with a solder rim. So, I soldered three ... One from my nephew, one for Alex best friend Paul, and one (still lacking the cord), which I'm donating to Grans.
I hope they will be liked.