A short while later I received these tortoise acrylic links in the post and started having loads of ideas of what to do with them.
It took me a while to figure out how to attach the links together, but when I was playing with them in the canteen at work my colleague just started playing with them and slotting them together. I felt so stupid! They are so simple to use. There is a slot on each link which you just put next to another slot and just push them together!
As you can see, I made 3 drops by slotting the acrylic links together and wiring them onto a gold choker. The acrylic rounds in between came from my Beads for Blogging parcel. They were a perfect colour match!
After my "Quick Win" I decided that I would go back to my crochet idea but amended it slightly. Instead of making a acrylic crochet link hybrid, I went for a nice dangle pendant.
I crocheted a strip of single crochet to make a bail for the acrylic link, then added lengths of single crochet with gemstones chips in sandy beach colours to make a tassel. This so reminds me of the seaside.
Why not see what the rest of the participants made with them?
Ilenia Ruzza - http://ile1974.blogspot.it/
Shelley Graham Turner - www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Tania Spivey - www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Ambra Gostoli - http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/
Kashmira Patel - http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/
Linda Florian - http://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com/
Jami Shipp - http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthier - http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Miranda Ackerley - http://mirandack.com
Mischelle Fanucchi - http://thesecretlifeofmicheladas.blogspot.com/
Mary Govaars - www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Sarah Goode - www.pookledo.blogspot.com
paula hisel - http://simplybeadiful.weebly.com/simply-stated.html
Shai Williams - http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno - http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson - http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Denielle Hagerman - www.somebeadsandotherthings.com
Janeen Sorensen - http://wildvanilladesigns.com/
Emma Todd - www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com
Audrey Bélanger - http://esperianterra.blogspot.com/
And if you have read this far, I'm offering a pay-it-forward to the first person that comments saying they would like some links. I have a few left so I'll post them to you as a pressie. A blog about them would be lovely though if you win :)