Carved Rock Necklace
Where All the Pictures Match the Project
(this one’s for you, Mother)
Step 1: Sit on the beach at Cape Cod.
Let the wind blow through your hair and the sun shine on your face.
Step 2: As you sit there…..look at all the rocks on the beach.
Thousands of rocks.
Spend the next hour with the wind blowing through your hair and the sun shining on your face…..trying to think up rock crafts.
Step 3: Decide you want to carve one of the rocks.
And make a necklace.
Buy an inexpensive rock engraver from a local home improvement store.
I think mine was about $25.
Step 4: Make sure it has a carbide tip.
Hold it just like you would hold a pen.
Plug in and apply a slight pressure to start carving the rock.
Step 5: Try to engrave several rocks.
Realize it’s not really working.
Here are the epic fails of the rock carving project.
My personal favorite…..the weak attempt at geologic humor.
Step 6: Realize that your dreams of carving a rock necklace from the stones at Cape Cod are fading quickly.
Go back to the home improvement store and purchase a bag of polished stones.
Not stones from the beach.
That’s the key to success.
Step 7: Using the engraving tool carve a heart and initials into the rock.
Or a monogram.
Or a picture.
Or some scintillating geologic humor.
Like, “You Rock.”
Step 8: Drill a hole in the top of the rock.
Insert a jump ring and hang a chain to finish your own Carved Stone Necklace project.
Geologic humor not included 🙂
PS This post has been 100% approved by my mother who feels confident that 97.6% of you will agree with her photographic analysis 🙂