My friends and family know that I never like to pay much for either my clothes or my jewellery. (See also my Electrical Wire Ring, which I made for free – but I had to pay for the electrician’s visit of course to find the wire in the first place!!)
So this Funky Red Bead Necklace fits in with my collection well! And of course, this project was very cheap and really easy! No special materials or talent required.
I purchased two packets of large red beads from Spotlight at a total cost of $4.
Then I simply cut a thin strip of material from some I already had – whatever length you’d like, but don’t forget to allow an extra bit for tying it at the back of your neck. Of course, you could sew the piece of material but for mine, I preferred the rustic, frayed look.
Then I found a large-ish needle and used sticky tape to fix one end of the material to the needle.
Then it was a simple matter of threading the material through the beads.
The best thing about this necklace is that you can change the fabric according to what you need the necklace to co-ordinate with! There are so many options with this project.