Aloha! Today I have a lovely little project to share with you. When I was at the craft store looking for pegs the other day, I was drawn to the bead section. I love to touch and feel all the cold stones and watch the crystals sparkle. This time I ended up purchasing three strands of carnelian and a little bit of beading thread in hopes of whipping up a nice easy necklace. I adore a heavy beaded necklace.
The benefit of making a knotted necklace as opposed to just threading a strand with all your beads is that the knotted method creates a lovely draping and also ensures that if your thread breaks, your beads will not go flying all over the place as they are individually attached. All right, ready to go?
To make this necklace, you will need:
- Beading thread (you can also use hemp) - make sure that your beads have a large enough hole or that your thread is thin enough that you can fit two pieces of thread through each.
- Enough beads to achieve your desired length - Depending on the size and shapes of your beads this will vary. I used the highly scientific method of holding several strands around my neck until I thought I had enough. I purchased 3 small strands.
Once you reach the end...
Tada! You have your very own simple beaded necklace! You can customize this look in so many ways, adding different colors, pairing a neon string with a matte bead, creating a pattern with your beads. The possibilities are endless! Today I layered mine with a few other necklaces for whimsical earthy look.