A couple of weeks ago I received a delivery of avocados from Avocados from Mexico, and I was challenged to come up with an idea on how to use those avocados in a creative way.
I have to say I almost didn’t accept this challenge, it took me a good week of contemplating and dreaming about avocados before I could come up with an idea, but I hate to not accept a challenge, I like being able to push myself and my creativity.
And, so I bring you:
This was actually a fairly simple process.
Remove the skin and pits from 3 avocados and wash them.
Place the skins and pits in a large pot, cover them with water and bring them to the boil. Add about a tablespoon of vinegar and boil the avocado skins and pits for about 45 minutes, or until you can see that the water is a rich, dark color.
Turn the stove off and add the beads to the pot. Leave them for at least 24 hours. The longer you leave them, the darker the color will become.
This was the color I achieved after 24 hours. I love the natural wood stain it achieved.
Rinse the beads in a colander and place them outside on a tray for about 24 hours to dry thoroughly. Once dry, spray them with an acrylic finish.
I used green cord and a button that I already had in my craft supplies to make the necklace, and with a little cord left over I decided to make a matching bracelet too.
Use some Fray Check on the ends of the cord where you’ve cut it to make sure the ends don’t fray.
I have a giveaway for you too.
One winner will receive an Avocados from Mexico Prize Pack (retail value of $50). This prize pack will include a copy of Chef Roberto Santibañez cookbook, Truly Mexican; an “I <3 Avocado” t-shirt; a time-saving avocado slicer (which you can see pictured above), and a $10 gift card to an area retailer where Avocados from Mexico are sold.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Avocados from Mexico #avocadotwist