Yes, I made another bead necklace! Just what the blog world needs, right? I was a crazy crafter the week of July 4 trying to get all of my projects finished before I lost them forever in the move. So I took all of my leftover beads from this necklace and this one and made one big statement necklace. Inspired by patriotic colors I went with the classic color combination of red and white.
It was fun to make this because I planned to give it as a gift to my sister. My way of saying thank you for putting up with our crazy clan all week while we unpack boxes – and for always being so encouraging of the ol’ blog. 🙂
Statement Beaded Necklace Instructions
Step 1: Paint beads of various sizes (found at JoAnn’s) with 2 coats of paint. Finish with a coat of Modge Podge gloss.
Step 2: String beads on twine and measure the length you want. Make a knot at the end of each side to hold the beads in place, leaving about 6 inches of excess twine at the end. Repeat with second strand of beads.
Step 3: Knot both strands of twine together. Repeat on other side.
Step 4: On one side make a loop and knot.
Step 5: On the other side make a knot, add another bead, and knot again. Cut off any excess twine.
Step 6: Slip the loop over the bead and you’re done!
Originally I planned to make the necklace three stands but that was a bit more of a statement than I wanted. So I separated out the biggest strand and made it its own necklace. I like its chunky, retro vibe!
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Okay, that’s enough of that. Now you’re just showing off! LOL How on earth do you find the time Stephanie. You’re a star!
Wonderful!!! Love it!
Very pretty! I was thinking about making a beaded necklace to go with a new dress I bought. Thanks for the tips!
Super cute! Love the red pop of color! Thanks for the tutorial!
So fun!! I love the bottom picture with the one strand alone!! I appreciate you & I’m so glad I found your blog. You are truly an encouragement to me 🙂
Wonderful necklaces – absolutely lovely! I really like the new site design, too.
Love my new necklace, I love it when my creative sister shares her creations with me! And I really enjoy having her and her brood in our house while they unpack, it’s been fun 🙂
Oh it’s gorgeous…love it paired with that blouse you are wearing too!
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Very cute! And I agree…how in the world to you find the time?
[email protected] Off Friday Blog Hop says
That looks great with the black and white stripes! Thank you for linking up on my linky party. I hope you have had a fantastic weekend!
Great look! I love the way you placed the one red bead on the white necklace even with the larger bead on the larger necklace, so clever. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)
On my way to follow via pinterest:)
Bethany Marcello says
Love this tutorial! We’d love to feature it on CraftFoxes. Feel free to email if you’re interested.
Mary Beth says
I’m not crafty at all but this turned out super cute and looks like something I could accomplish!
Visiting from WFMW!
Mary Beth @newlifesteward
Thanks Mary Beth! This is something you definitely can do (I’m not all that crafty either)!
Kristin C. says
Very pretty! Love this one and the Kate Spade inspired one =)
Thanks! The Kate Spade one is still my favorite – maybe because it started the bead obsession 🙂
I love the necklace! The tutorial is great. Thanks so much for joining in at Whimsy Wednesdays. I’m following on Twitter.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Following you now on Twitter as well!
Just Jaime says
Very fun! I love how they can stand out on their own too!
Yes, it’s nice when you can turn a bit of a craft fail into something useful! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
Super cute!! I’ve been wanting to make a cute red beaded necklace, but couldn’t figure out how. And now I know. Thank you!! Here from Not Just a Housewife.
Do show some pictures if you make it!
How pretty, I love it! Thanks for linking up!
I’m totally diggin’ the beaded necklace! Love the red and white combo!!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality 🙂
Diana Curry says
where can i get the thin twine you used for the necklace. I can’t find any thin enough at hobby lobby . Don’t know the size name to find it on line either.