Jewelry From Semi Precious Stones

Stone bead necklace

More glass and crystal beads a la the last post. The beads or crystals come in strings or bags so I often end up with more than I need.

Mixing them up like this uses up the leftovers.
To make sure I end up with some type of flow or balance between the colours, if I can call it that, I count them out and then lay them out first. A multi layer strand like this makes a long line on the floor.

The bead shop here sells proper thread that comes with a fine needle attached to one end. It makes it so much easier to thread the beads.

Once the beads are all threaded, but before knotting the thread, I make sure the rope is not too loose, or too tight. Knot it well and I dab some glue to the knot to make sure it doesn’t ever come loose.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.


By Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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