You are going to love me for this one. This acrylic bead necklace is super simple, super inexpensive, and super easy to make. And better yet, it could be made for just about any age of gal! Perfect, right?
You see, I was given this necklace for my birthday this year, and I totally love it.
But as most DIY people might think, I figured I could make it. And you can, too!
Here’s what you need to make an acrylic bead necklace of your own:
- large acrylic beads (I used seven and got them at my local bead shop for $0.60 each)
- thin ribbon (I found mine at Michael’s)
- large needle
Start off by making one end of your ribbon how long you want it to be on one side from the top of the bead to where you will tie it in back. Allow extra room for tying. Tie a knot.
Figure out about how much longer you need the ribbon to accommodate the beads, knots, and the same distance on the other side of the necklace. Cut the ribbon to this length. Thread the ribbon on the second end through the needle.
Take the first bead, and thread it on to the ribbon. It might need a little coercion, depending on the size of the hole running through the bead.
String it through to the knot you made. Tie a knot underneath it. Continue stringing the beads on, knotting after each one, until you’ve got all of your beads on.
Take a lighter and heat seal the ends of the ribbon.
Tie a bow, and that’s it! No clasps, no crimp beads, no wire; just a simple necklace that takes maybe 15-20 minutes to make! Put next to the original, you’d never know that one cost around $15 and the other around $5.
It might be your new go-to gift!