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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday–Acrylic Bead Necklace:.

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?

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

You see, I was given this necklace for my birthday this year, and I totally love it.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make a replica of this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

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

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

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.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

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.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

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.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

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.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

Take a lighter and heat seal the ends of the ribbon.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Heat seal ribbon ends so the ribbon doesn't fray!

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.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

It might be your new go-to gift!

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Acrylic Bead Necklace - Make this necklace in 20 minutes and for around five bucks!

3 comments:

  1. I love this! What an adorable idea!

    Allison

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  2. Hi Sumo. Congratulations! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out the details here: http://regina-atthelake.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    Regina Partain
    http://www.regina-atthelake.blogspot.com

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  3. Loooove this! Thanks for sharing :) I need to search out similar beads so I can try this.

    -Jessica @ Anchored in CLE
    http://www.anchoredincle.com

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sumo:)