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Like Shannon at Madigan Made, I find it hard to resist the siren call of a good dollar store. You never know when a new craft might jump out at you! Case in point: she made this fantastic ombre beaded necklace using ponytail holder beads! I love big, chunky necklaces, and I’d never guess that this one started out as part of a dollar store ponytail holder pack. (Her idea of using sanding to give some beads a more matte finish is especially brilliant.) Follow the link to see the full tutorial.


Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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