I did a quick etsy search to see if there was a special name for these necklaces, and although I didn't find one, I did discover that even the most basic version will run you about $50. I mean seriously!? This has got to be the easiest necklace to make. Of. All. Time. No bending, jumping, or molding required, it's the kind of bead work you did in 3rd grade.
Now that I've convinced you that DIY'ing this is the way to go, let me tell you where I got my inspo from...
The last two times I've met up with my girlfriends, someone amongst the group is wearing one of these darling necklaces - one of these being my not-so-next-door-neighbor. When I asked her where she got it (because I was ready to shell out the $$$ for it) she told me she DIY'ed it. This was not as surprising as when she told me that she bought all the supplies in town. WHAT!? We can't even get goat cheese up here, but we can get craft supplies? She had to be kidding. In fact, she was not. Apparently (I have yet to go), there is a store in town that sells beads. This put an instant smile on my face, because as you know, I love crafting, but the two day wait from Amazon or Darby Smart is a real downer when I am full of ideas!
Like I said, this project is so simple, you could do it with your bambinos. Enjoy!
- Tassels (find some here)
- Beads on beads on beads (I love etsy, or try a local store!)
- Fishing string (or proper beading string if you're fancy)
Step 1: Measure the length of your necklace with fishing string and cut.
Step 2: If your tassel has a tie on it, you can remove it if needed, then use a needle to string your cut piece through the center of the top of the tassel to replace the tie.
Step 3: Add beads onto your string until you've reached the "top" on both sides. Leave a little extra room at the end to tie. If you drop the necklace during the tying phase, try not to loose your cool ; )