Picture of Survival (ear plug) Necklace for Mom
Let's be honest... most kids are noisy.  They can even be downright annoying at times! Thank goodness they DO grow up and leave the nest.  But, in 20 years you'll have those days when you miss all of that nerve-wracking noise. You may even imagine a time machine... taking you back to the wonderful, innocent, tender years.

OK....... Reality check!!! ;-D

Vacation Travel can be stressful. If it isn't the kids raising a ruckus, it's horn-honkers... and if your flying, it's that kid in aisle 21 that won't be quiet and let you relax.

This problem can be easily solved with a Noise Diffusing Device... most commonly known as Ear Plugs. They can be purchased at Walmart and most drug or sporting goods stores for about $1. 

I converted this simple pair of foam Ear Plugs into a simple necklace with a few  color-coordinated rolled Paper beads and thin strips of metallic tape rolled into beads.

I found the fascinating Paper Bead Instructable right here:

You really don't need much besides your imagination when deciding how to glam up your Ear Plug Necklace. Just purchase the style of Ear Plugs you prefer, keep your beading materials light... and choose a pair of ear plugs that'll match your outfit. ;-D

Remember: A well-rested Mom is a happy Mom... and if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!  Sorry Dad... you're on your own! ;-D

splazem3 years ago
Very clever!
bajablue (author)  splazem3 years ago
Thanks Splaz!
Sure bajabl!
sunshiine3 years ago
Nice ible! My son in law works for the airlines and he has these also! My neighbor complains about day times noises because he works nights. Maybe he would appreciate some.
bajablue (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
He needs parafin ear plugs. They work GREAT as a total noise blocker.

I had to use them in Mexico last year. Demon roosters crowing at the butt-crack of dawn were disturbing my beauty sleep... which I desperately NEEDED! ;-D
Thanks I will tell him.
Love this necklace. First from the point of view of a mother with three girls. Second, my husband is a locomotive engineer and his company provides these exact ear plugs by the case full =)
bajablue (author)  cdawisconsin3 years ago
YAY... someone who can relate! I raised two girls. I remember road trips and the times when the noise was just too much for my sanity to endure! 8-/

Thanks for your kind comment, cda!