Since it’s shark week, I have to share my shark story with you.  My family was on vacation in Myrtle Beach four years ago, and my two oldest sons and I were having fun jumping in the waves together.  I  had one son in my arms and was holding the other’s hand as we jumped in waist deep water.  At one point, I looked over at my oldest son and at that moment saw a shark swim right by him.
I thought I was seeing things, but the shark turned and starting gliding back towards him.  I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve ever been more scared in my life.  I pulled him in front of me and starting pushing him towards the shore, while still holding my other son.

It felt like a scene from a dream.  Even though I was moving as fast as I could, it still felt like I was moving in slow motion.  I didn’t dare look back.  We made it safely to shore and, to be honest, I’ve never looked at sharks the same way again.  Seeing one so closely definitely had an impact on all of us.  My sons wanted to learn more about sharks, so after that experience we spend a lot of time learning more about them.  So when shark weeks rolls around, we tune in.

Even though they scare the heck out of me, I can still appreciate the beauty of sharks.  So when Heather at Dollar Store Crafts (where this post originally appeared) asked the team to come up with a shark themed project, I decided to go glam with my shark crafts.  Here are a few ideas for shark inspired jewelry that you can easily make.

  • Toy shark
  • Pendant and ring blanks
  • Glue
  • Spray paint
  • Dimensional Magic

Step one:  Cut the shark so you have the head, tail, and fin.

Step two:  Paint the ring blank blue.  Glue the shark head to the pendant.
Step three:  Spray paint the shark pieces.  If you’re not using a spray paint designed for plastic, you’ll need to either prime the pieces or sand them lightly so the paint will adhere.
Step four:  Glue the fin to the ring base.  Cover or fill each piece with Dimensional Magic.

Isn’t it amazing what a little paint and creativity can do?  I think the gold and silver paint make the plastic pieces look more “high end”.  My boys really love the fin ring.  Which piece of shark themed jewelry is your favorite?



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