Friday, August 10, 2018
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Lark Cocco strung beads onto metal wire to create her lava stone necklace July 10 at the Poland library.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Librarian Missy Williams put on her example of the lava stone necklace to show participants at the Poland library July 10.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Missy Williams, adult programing librarian, walked table to table making sure everyone was keeping up with instructions on July 10 during the lava stone necklace making event at the Poland library.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Malachi and Claire Sweeny picked out lava stone beads before they created their necklaces at the Poland library July 10.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Kandice Aikens strung beads onto wire for the lava stone necklace making event at the Poland library July 10.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Participants watched as librarian Missy Williams demonstrated how to create the lava stone necklace on July 10 at the Poland library.
By JESSICA HARKER
On July 10, the Poland library hosted a make your own lava stone diffuser necklace event.
The event ran from 6-7 p.m. and all supplies were provided by the library.
To create the necklaces, participants strung lava beads and wooden beads together on a piece of wire, creating what ever decorative style the individual wanted.
They then created a loop with the wire on either end and attached leather cord, attaching jump rings and clasp pieces to the end of the leather.
To finish the necklace, participants were encouraged to pick out a type of essential oil to place on the lava rocks.
The rocks are porous, which allows them to soak up the oil and keep the scent for a long time.
Essential oils, according to Missy Williams, the adult programing librarian at the Poland library, have a range of benefits, including a calming effect.
Along with Williams giving step by step instructions as participants made the necklaces, there was also a hand-out with instructions on it to make sure everyone followed along.
The next craft project will be DIY Summer Pom-Pom Doorknob Garland at the Poland library on Aug. 20.
Registration is required for all adult events because supplies are limited.