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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dying to try this...

OMG.  Can I first just say that I love Andrea from Four Flights of Fancy and now her NEW style blog, For the Love of???  She is spectacular!  And this, my friends, is a spectacular DIY necklace!  She amazes me...and I think you should pay her a visit {or two or three or perhaps just subscribe} because she just posted ANOTHER fabulous DIY!

From Andrea....

Sometimes I’m inspired by an image or a piece and I go on the hunt for the necessary items to make a DIY project happen.  And then sometimes items just find me and I’m struck with inspiration on the spot.  While searching for seed beads for this project last month, I came across these amazingly cool geometric wood beads in bright saturated colors and I knew they’d make the perfect statement necklace.
Now I normally only try to share DIY projects with you guys where readily available supplies can be found, but I love how these necklaces came out so much I just had to share. Perhaps you may not find the exact same beads near you, but may these serve as a bit of inspiration to find something similar (or different!).

Supplies – Wooden beads in bright colors and a neutral color to offset, natural colored twine/cording, 2 jump rings & a lobster claw closure & scissors

Begin by attaching a jump ring to one end of your cording with a double knot.

Measure down about 5-6 inches and tie another double knot to help keep your beads in place.

Begin stringing your beads.  For this necklace I alternated a large colored bead with a single neutral bead, but as you can see below, I created a couple of different patterns.  It’s really up to you.

Once you’re done stringing your pattern of beads, tie another double knot at the end to keep beads in place.

Go about 5-6 inches to line up evenly with your jump ring, and attach your lobster claw closure.

Trim your ends with scissors, and you’re done!

I love how the three colors looked stacked together for a bold look, or a single strand for a simple statement.  Either way, these necklaces took less than 10 minutes each and provide a fun punch to an otherwise simple outfit.  Enjoy and have fun!  Let me know if you have any questions.


Zakary said...

How fabulous is Andrea?! Love it.

Angie said...

Isn't she the best??? I love, love her!