Back to the Office with Crafts, Necklace Tutorial (sort of)

23 February 2011 21:44 by SarainAkko
I've recently rejoined the drudgery of the work-a-day, cubicle monkey world.

In actuality, I have a very nice private office and a predecessor who has graciously stayed on to train me as well as tidy the place before she throws me to the deep end. There's a full-sized fridge in my small department's kitchen and nobody has taken my food by mistake so far. Win, win, win on all fronts.

But I have never had an office so organized, so sterile and so in need of personalization. All
others had files and folders stacked to the ceiling, probably to hold up the walls up (non-profit charm). So while I still have clean office smell on my brain, I will be devoting the coming week to preparing myself and my office to co-habitate in style with a few simple office related projects.

Today's tutorial: ID Badge Holder that isn't gross! No, really! Not even a lanyard.

Old "pearl" necklace or a few pearl beads- anything you have a dozen of
A bit of scrap ribbon, suede cord or necklace chain
A fabric flower-one you've prepared from chiffon scraps, purchased or re-purposed
Needle, thread, some basic jewelry findings.

Step 1). Grab your supplies

Step 2). String pearls, attach to ribbon, attach flower and pin your ID badge to the side.

Booyah! ID badge necklace for $0 in scrap material and no trips to the mall (priceless).

May not be much of a tutorial (sorry) but it's a heck of a lot better than the constant holes and snags in clothing from forgetting about the ubiquitous ID and its nasty little alligator clip.

There will be more office crafting, believe you me.

*Notice  left out my actual ID photo? I even had a chance to look it over and instead told the ID person that I was sure she knew what she was doing. Big mistake, trust no one to take a good picture of you.

6 Response to "Back to the Office with Crafts, Necklace Tutorial (sort of)"

  1. Isreview Says:

    Very cool ! Great way to dress up and add style to those boring ID holders.

    "...Big mistake, trust no one to take a good picture of you."
    Don't feel so bad ,I have heard it said that "if you look like your passport photos its time to go home" ...I say that goes for all sort of ID photos I'm convinced they intentionally make us look bad:)


  2. SarainAkko Says:

    At least I don't have to figure out what to wear for Jewelry ever. I like making these things but I'm a bad accessorize-er. If it isn't a necklace or earrings that I can't wear for days on end... even then, not so much. This forces me to be a little fancy at work.

  3. Condo Blues Says:

    Cute ID holder. I think it's some sort of HR law that ID badge photos have to be a bad photo of you. Just like the DMV.

  4. SarainAkko Says:

    One of my college ID's was taken days wisdom teeth removal. I waited until the last day possible for photos but my whole face was still swollen and bruised. I looked like I had gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson. Kid in the ID department was mad with power, wouldn't allow a retake.

  5. Hannah S. Says:

    aww! I love pearls, and its supper cute!

  6. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks Hannah! I wanted something crazy like teal pearls but let my husband pick pink... probably "goes" with more in the workplace.

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