Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Beaded Necklace

Maybe it was the fact that I tried to knockoff a knockoff. Or maybe it was that I tried to make do with what I had. Whatever it was lead me to turn this beautiful and fun necklace from Erin at Lemon Tree Creations
(from Lemon Tree Creations)
into this necklace that looks like it was made at summer camp.
If you would like to take a stab at this project, here is what you will need and need to do.

1. Spray paint beads from an old necklace or other source. Erin's tip is to stuff the beads with tissue paper and then insert a toothpick. This allows you to place the beads into styrofoam for the spray painting.
2. When the beads are completely painted and dry, string them. Erin used beading wire and then attached that to her gold chain. I used a piece of ribbon. (This is where I really think my project went astray.)
3. Try the necklace on and decide if you look cute like Erin or like a clown like me. :o)

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BLJ Graves Studio said...

I think your necklace is cute. :-) You can always change out the ribbon later if you decide you don't care for it.

Stacy Olson said...

Thanks for posting your beading designs. I love reading your blog very much.

Check out this complete beading Ebook. I posted a link to this great Ebook I bought a few weeks back and I just love it

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

That looks so cute! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Cute, clown or curtain...

Kimmie said...

This made me smile. :)

Life in Rehab said...

You linked THIS to Craftastrophies? I think it turned out cute!