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I was in the mood to make some new fall jewelry so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. I was looking for some easy necklace tutorials and I found a few that I love! Remember if I can make them, you can too!!
The first necklace I made was inspired from this pin. All you need are two things: suede lace and wooden beads. I was originally going to paint wooden beads red but then I came across this red beaded garland in the Christmas section of Michael’s.
Step 1: Cut two pieces of string around 42 inches. Take your first string and tie a single knot closest to the center as you can get it. Slide your first bead onto the string and tie a knot right after it.
Step #2: Add another bead to one side and tie another knot. Then add a bead to the other side of the first knot.
Step #3: Continue to alternate sides until you’ve added 11 beads. Then repeat on the second string but this time add 13 beads.
Step #4: Now take one bead and thread both pieces of string though that one bead. Tie a knot.
Step #5: Repeat on the other side. Trim the ends of the string so they are even. Tie a knot and put on your fabulous new necklace. My finished necklace is around 36 inches because I wanted something long. If you want something shorter, just cut your string around 6 inches longer than you want your finished necklace to be.
It really can’t get any easier than this! In less than 20 minutes and for around $6 you have a fabulous new necklace with plenty of supplies left over to make a few for gifts. I hope you have fun making your own beaded necklace.
The next necklace I made was inspired from this pin. I love the idea of using an old necklace but I also loved the glass beads so I bought some at Michael’s and made my own necklace. I also used chain instead of ribbon.
So what jewelry have you made lately?