Hawaiian Seed Necklace

Seed necklaces and seed bracelets are popular throughout the Pacific and Caribbean islands. Some seeds are brightly colored, others are light tan, brown, black, gray or white, and are traditionally dyed with vegetable and root dyes.

Remove and thoroughly wash cantaloupe or other melon seeds. Spread seeds out on paper towels to dry. (Dried seeds will keep for several months.) Dye the seeds (sorry - haven't got instructions for that part!) Measure some nylon thread around your neck to get the correct length for a necklace, making sure it will fit over your head!!! Add two inches of thread at either end to give you enough thread for tying the two ends together. Thread your seeds on, in whatever pattern you want!

Contributed by:
Liz Watts
Ex Brownie Guider and County Hillwalking Adviser, England

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