An… Interesting… Necklace

This is the rather interesting necklace I made recently.

-Allison(mushrooms and lichen) 042

It is made out of a gall. – Wait, please don’t be grossed out!

Oh. It might be a good idea to tell you what a gall is first. A gall is like a fungus made by an insect as a sort of cocoon for itself. But that doesn’t mean an insect is actually in the gall now.


Now are you grossed out? Yep, I thought so. *Sigh.* Oh well, I started this post so I might as well finish it.

This is how I made the necklace:                                                                                  First, I started with a gall I had found on a hike. It is actually a huge gall, at least from what I’ve seen. I just had to do something with it, because it was so beautiful! It looked like a big wooden bead.

Then I carefully made two holes in it and threaded a string through the holes and knotted it securely. I tied that little string to a bigger, braided one. I then covered the gall in a coat of ModPodge to make it a little stronger.


And ta-daa! I had myself a one-of-a-kind, natural, super lightweight (not to mention strange) necklace!


Are you still grossed out or not?


31 thoughts on “An… Interesting… Necklace

        1. Really? Thank you so much! I’m very glad you would! I probably won’t open it this year or anything, but I definitely want to open one sometime. Do you know of anything you’d want me to make for it?

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          1. Hmm.. well, jewelry from things in nature would be really cool!
            I’d also love to see things you sewed, like the adorable bear you made. 🙂


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