Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"MYSTERY" Lanyard

I'm not sure this is much of a "mystery" to some people, but to me it was something I'd never worked with before.

Besides wearing jewelry, there are other ways of decorating, beautifying, sparkl-izing or brightening up your day to day life. This accessory falls into that category. When I received these lanyards from Rings & Things, I thought the first thing I needed to do before coming up with a beaded design was to actually use one for a while.

By now, I'm sure you have concluded that these are cheerful little CELL PHONE LANYARDS!

I wanted to add some embellishment to the lanyard so I could see what it was like to have something hanging from it so I took this blue bauble off of a neck chain. Quite honestly, I was concerned this was going to get in my way or be too silly.

Well, I have to tell you how much I have enjoyed using this on my phone for the last few days. First of all, when I slide the phone into the front cell phone pocket on my purse, the little beaded lanyard hangs over the side of the pocket. In contrast with my black bag, the red, blue and clear crystals really stand out and make me feel extra sparkly.

When I need to use my phone, I no longer have to struggle to shimmy it out of the pocket, the lanyard is actually functional and can be used to pull the phone out!

The final reason I have enjoyed trying out this lanyard is that I think it makes me look extra cool, hip and sparkly when I am using the phone. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but I see it dangling there and it makes me smile! :)

So, now that I have told you about my latest experience with sparkle, I am hoping you can let me know your thoughts for embellishing the lanyard. Additionally, I know there are a few of the newer touch screen phones that might not have a place to add a lanyard. I don't know why that is, but I think with all the crafting ingenuity out there, we can think of a way to overcome that. I'm thinking there must be a way to add a lanyard to the cell phone case or cover.

I can't wait to add a little sparkle to each of these and share with friends!


Dawno said...

This is another case of GMTA - you, me and Tish all posted about these cool lanyard/lariats today.

I have been thinking that a little photo charm of my kids would be a cool thing to add - just need to figure out how to do one!

Just A Tish said...

These are the best. so much fun -

RYN: eheheh i felt like i was talking fast and talking loud when i proof read my post - yes, lost of energy :)

Dave Robertson said...

Lisa, this post works out to be quite the product review. The lanyards are functional, too?? I love it. It'll be fun to see the designs you come up with for them...


coolmoon said...

Jeez - I've had trouble getting my cell phone out of my new purse. I had lanyards sitting right here on my table waiting to be inventoried and sold in my shop. BOOT! Now why didn't I think of actually using one on my own phone? THANK YOU!