I saw this jewelry project at Etsy (where else?) and it stopped me in my tracks — beans on a necklace! It sounds like a kindergarten project, but I was struck how punchy and even elegant it looked here. The project is pretty simple and inexpensive; it involves a drill or dremel tool with a very small bit, waxed string, and beans.
• See the tutorial: How-Tuesday: Natural Bean Jewelry at The Etsy Blog
If want to proudly wear your love of beans, but you're not up for boring tiny holes in heirloom legumes, you can also buy these necklaces on Etsy.
Would you wear a string of beans around your neck?
(Images: via Etsy shop radicals)