Black bead necklace

How to make a bead necklace

It’s the crazy holiday season again. Cape Town has more visitors than ever before and people are celebrating, not celebrating, chilling or just having fun. (I wish our neighbour had not let her house out to a bevy of post school boys. Sigh! They don’t sleep, which means I don’t sleep. I’m so tired)

So for a quick outfit tweak – or a last minute gift – you can’t beat a bold necklace. Least of all one in basic black. I knocked this necklace

You need beads and cord

up in under half an hour. Works well with a LBD. A girl can never have enough black in her wardrobe if you ask me.

The only two tips I can give to get this necklace right are –

  1. make sure you have strong cord to tie it
  2. make sure you tie the cord tight enough so the beads don’t separate
Add a spot of glue to the knot
You need: –
strong cord
glue and a toothpick – optional
You do: –
Figure out how long your want your necklace to be. It needs to at least fit over your head, so the circumference of your head plus a bit.
Thread your beads onto your cord. Make sure the beads are close together.
Tie your thread with a good few knots. I also add a spot of glue with a toothpick to make sure it doesn’t unravel.
Allow glue to dry.

Pull thread tight before knotting to prevent this happening
Hope you have a happy holiday season. For more DIY inspiration head to the Greenie galleries at the top of this page. You will find a mix of sewing, knitting, crochet, jewellery ideas to hopefully inspire you to DIY and not buy.
See you next week,