Monday, September 15, 2014

The Fault in our Stars best friend necklaces

Have you read it?  Did you cry?  Did it rip your heart out??

If you haven't read The Fault in our Stars by John Green yet, you just need to put everything you are doing down and read it.  I will warn you, it's tragically depressing but so beautiful in the same breath. I like to describe it to people as "beautifully depressing." And really, that is the best way to describe it.  The synopsis is that there are these two kids with cancer and they fall in love.  How much more depressing and beautiful could a book get?


I actually read it in one sitting, finishing at 2:30 in the morning. I was sobbing by the time the book was done and I accidentally woke Matt up who thought there was something horribly wrong.  I had to assure him it was just the book I was reading to which he groaned and turned over to go back to sleep.

It hasn't been the first time I've woken him by crying while reading a book. Poor guy.

Anyway, a friend of mine was looking for a good book and she said she liked depressing things, so I gave her my copy and told her to read it.  And she did. And she too, loved it.

And then the movie came out.  And we went together. And we both sobbed in the theater.  Because well it was just as beautifully depressing on screen as it was in writing.

In honor of our connection over the movie, I made her and I these necklaces.  I used the same method to make these as I did when I made the apple earrings and the pencil necklace. First I made what looked like a cloud from circles and merging them together with my Silhouette.

Then I did a print file, making one of the clouds black so that when it printed, the white text would show.  When I cut the other two clouds out for the black charm, I used black paper.

I cut out three layers of paper for each cloud, glued them together and then topped them with Mod Podge Dimensions.  A simple jump ring and a chain and BAM, we can constantly be reminded of how beautifully depressing this book was and how we shared that moment.

Are you absolutely loving it?  Because I know I am!


  1. Great idea! My daughter and her friends loved the book and the movie too. I'm hoping they'll like to try this technique!

  2. I spend alot of money on doctors and bartenders to keep me out of depression no matter how beautiful......But I'm glad U enjoyed it!!

  3. I have heard great things about the book and the movie, but I've not been in the mindset to read it/see it, because I know it will break my heart. But I hear it's funny, too.

    Love the necklaces; I would have never guessed they were paper!

  4. I love paper jewelry--these are super cute!

  5. I love these! I haven't read the book yet, but I know enough about it to know how much I love these! Great idea! :)

  6. I haven't even heard of the book...I've been under a rock it appears.

  7. Oh, the sobbing. I still haven't seen the movie -- waiting for Redbox!

  8. Neat! I need to read the book so I can watch the movie!


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