I recently had a friend in town visiting from Arizona. One thing I got to do with my friend was attend her daughter's 4th birthday party. I knew I wanted make something special for little Katie. She's very girly and loves pink and dressing up, so I thought a special necklace with her name on it would be perfect!
I cut the necklace from acrylic with my laser and added a couple jump rings and a silver chain to finish it off. (note to self, remember holes for jump rings next time!) The necklace turned out so cute and little Katie just loved it. She wanted to put it on right away. (note to self 2....remember to get a picture next time!) The only problem was...it wasn't quite strong enough to hold up to a 4 year old! By the end of the night it had already broken.
So back to the drawing board I went to design a new necklace that Katie can wear for much longer :) I decided that the letters only being attached at the bottoms was where the weakness was. I put a rectangle border all the way around the name (and added jump ring holes this time!) which made the whole necklace much stronger.
I can't wait to give the new necklace to little Katie. I'm confident this one will last much longer :)