It’s been a while since I’ve posted a D-I-Y project. It’s not because I haven’t been doing projects, but I keep forgetting in-progress photos (bad blogger!). The other day, on my lunch break, I took a peek at Martha Stewart’s craft site. I saw this project and decided I need to make it, like, now.
She used plastic craft string. I, being the deviant that I am, decided to use something different. So, I chose a thick sage green yarn along with random wooden beads.
Cut two pieces of yarn about twice the length of the desired finished product. I was using huge beads, so I went for a long necklace.
This yarn was thicker than it appears in the photo. I had a tough time getting it through the beads, especially the smaller beads. I twisted a small piece of pipe cleaner on each end of both pieces of yarn. Problem solved. Just remember to remove the pipe cleaners after all the beads are strung.
I used chunky wooden beads that varied in size, shape and color.
Slide a bead over both pieces to just off center; leave at least a 12-inch tail.
Loop the ends of both pieces back over the bead and thread through again (creating a backstitch).
Repeat with all beads. I measured a 2 finger width between each. Yes, I did this with yellow paint all over my hands and posted the pic anyway. Whatevs. I said I did it on my lunch break & I am an art teacher 🙂
Add all of your beads, and finish with another tail at least 12 inches long. Secure at the neck with a bow (or a double knot).
This was super-easy and look really cute. This necklace jazzed up a boring grey shirt. I’d love to make a bunch more, maybe even a few bracelets 🙂 Thanks Martha!!