made within 3 weeks. includes metallic rainbow pony beads, solid color pony beads, and black ones. when i got done making the first triangle i made the other and tied the middle together. then i worked my way around to make the back strap and upper strap. all from regulat clear elastic. holds up pretty good. at the end i gorilla glues the star bead to the center of the ribbon and the ribbon to the center of the bikini.. and tada!
i also used a bead template from kandipatterns.com so i could make the triangles accurate.