Statement Bead Necklace

A lot of crafters have crazy amounts of their favorite craft supplies; whether it’s duct-tape, scrapbook paper, or glitter-glue. In my closet I have a couple hundred beads stashed inside.

Bad lighting.

And that’s not even all of them!

I haven’t done a DIY that involves my beads in a long time, and I really wanted to use some of my cool glass statement beads in a project.

Most of these are from Turkey

Most of these are from Turkey!

After reading a lot of craft magazines while listening to an audio book (that’s what I do when I try to come up with ideas off of the top of my head), something caught my eye.

Yes, that's an Elvis Presley background.

Yes, that’s an Elvis Presley background. So sue me!

This was an old necklace that I made a while back for a costume, and I could almost hear it saying,

“Gee wiz, you still haven’t made a DIY about me?”

So now that the angry necklace has been established, let the DIY commence!

Need: Enough ribbon to go around your head plus a couple more inches, a pair of fine tipped scissors, and a statement bead.

When choosing your ribbon, go for a complimenting color, not something too big or patterned. Also make sure that the ribbon will be able to go through your bead twice.

Step 1:

Put the ends of your ribbon together, and thread your ribbon through the doubled ribbon.

Step 2:

Tie the two ends of the ribbon together, making sure that you have about half an inch at the end.

Step 3:

Add a couple more knots so the bead won’t slip through.

I'm knot happy. Just had to put that one in there :^)

I’m knot happy. Just had to put that one in there :^)

Nice and secure.

Nice and secure.

Step 4:

Trim the ends so they’re even and won’t fray.

Ta-da!

Which necklace is your favorite?

Which necklace is your favorite?

It’s simple, easy, and a great way to show off your pretty beads! Just be sure to start out with a lot of ribbon or you’ll have trouble putting it on!

Green Tip

Try to use rainwater when caring for plants and gardens.

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