As promised I have made a beaded necklace tutorial for you. I know there are a few different tutorials out there for beaded necklace, Blue Cricket Design has a nice one. Well here is mine to add to the group!
- Fabric ( I bought 1/8th yard of each color to maximize my choices!)
- Beads (you can also use marbles or left over mini ornaments)
- Sewing Machine (If you don't have one not a problem, hand stitch or glue!)
- Embellishments (The fun part of every project!) First up you need to cut your material. I took my fabric and rolled it over the bead and added enough room for a 1/4” hem. It will depend on the size of you bead for this step. For the length I kept it the width of the bolt which was 48”. Next up you will fold your material right side in so you sew a blind hem. I like to add a safety pin on the inside and on the end this way you can thread it through, it will save you a lot of time when flipping it right side out!Then sew I doubled my hem just because I wanted to make sure it was extra secure! If you don't have a sewing machine, you can hand stitch or use glue on this part.Once you flip your material right side out time to add the beads. Start with where you want your end I left about 2” and knotted added a bead then knotted again, do this until you have your desired length After you get your length its time to finish up, you can use ribbon or fabric or even rope. I used another piece of fabric (gotta love scraps!) I measured how long I wanted it to sit and cut my brown piece to fit.