Seems to be very popular on jewelry, scarves, purses, jackets, vests, sweaters…
Must be the BOHO influence.
I saw this video tutorial by the folks at Fizzy Pops on Pinterest the other day and wanted to give it a try. I’m always looking for fun jewelry ideas for our Women’s Retreat and high school girls’ get-togethers. This one looked doable and fun! Their supplies called for colored wooden beads and the tassel necklaces are adorable and colorful. As I was looking for wooden bead options at Michaels, I came across this box of beads by Bead Landing…could be plastic, maybe acrylic…but with the shiny faceted finish, they looked perfect for this project. Such great colors for some summer fun! And with a 50% off coupon, 1116 beads cost me only $7.50. I then walked the box of pretties over to the DMC embroidery floss display and picked out some colors that I thought would make great tassels.
For the first one, I decided to make a simple color block style with the orchid and dark blue beads, using a pale orchid cotton cording that I already had, tied up with a double knotted bow. May rethink that finish and try something else, but I think it fits this fun, and flirty style necklace. May try some thin leather cording?
This necklace has 74 beads total…so each box has the potential for 15 necklaces…that’s 50 cents in beads per necklace! A skein of floss was about 40 cents. Wow ! Cheap and cute!
Just looking into this bead box, I see so many pretty color combos…may try mint and turquoise next. Or salmon pink and green. Or black and yellow.
What do you see when you look inside? Any suggestions?
Sure, it’s a huge departure from my usual makings,
but occasional detours are what make this journey fun!
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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