Step 1: What You Need
- An assortment of lightweight smallish beads - nothing too pointy or sharp unless you like small stabs in your neck all day
- .5mm 'stretch magic' beading string
Step 2: Starting the Necklace
String a bead on, placing it a few inches from the end.
Tie a knot around the bead. Holding it in place.
Step 3: String Your Beads
You may want to set the pattern before you start stringing... I never do,though.
Continue to string the beads just until the length fits comfortably around your neck. (Somewhere around 14-15 inches for a girl, 17 for a guy)
Step 4: Tie the Ends
Pull the string until the beads are snugly pushed together, without extra cord between them.
Tie the two ends of the string together tightly.
Tie 4 or 5 tight knots.
Once it feels securely fastened, cut the extra string off the necklace and discard.
Step 5: Try It On
A perfect summer necklace... Incredibly lightweight.. You can't even feel it when it's on, and it works great with a t-shirt, sitting just above the neckline.
Step 6: Bonus!
take the necklace off, double it over and put it on your wrist for an amazingly comfy, cute bracelet.
(Take a look at my other tutorials to make your own earrings out of soda cans and rings out of buttons and make your own wardrobe of cute, colorful summer accessories that won't empty your wallet!)