Here in the Cocoa Beach area, we are very fortunate to have an estuary system in our backyard. The Banana River (part of the Indian River Lagoon System), is a lovely place to paddleboard, since it’s scenic, protected from the wind, and flat water…. usually.Unfortunately, not everyone recognizes its’ value. I find trash, lawn chairs, and LOTS of fishing line whenever I go out to paddle. No exaggeration, sadly. I’ll recycle my finds, but if some of it is kinda interesting, I’ll keep it. Like this: There was about 14 inches of plastic fishing line between the hook and float, so that’s perfect for a couple of simple bracelets.
All I needed was:
- the fishing line (be sure to clean it off, grody)
- some crimp beads
- some jump rings
- a clasp
- Size 8/0 Seed Beads (I used Miyuki 8/0’s, my favorite)
- accent beads
- crimp tool
String your beads on in whatever pattern you like and finish with another loop like at the beginning. Just make sure one end has a clasp on it!
It’s kinda nice to recycle something AND save cash on buying more crap from the craft store. I don’t think I’ll stick my hand into one of those fishing line recycling containers anytime soon to grab some, though. However, stuff out in the open (there’s plenty) is fair game. Hope y’all try this one with fishing line you might find out there….