Growing up, I always love to experiment with perler beads. Now, that I have a ton of perler beads lying around in one of my plastic storage containers, I thought, why not make it into a necklace? It's a lot of fun to make, and it was inspired by Mark Montano, who created his YouTube video on his version of the beaded zip tie necklace!
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Step 1: Get Your Materials
Here's what you will need to make it:
- an assortment of perler beads
- thin long zip ties
Step 2: Prep Zip Ties
First, gather up about 12 or 13 perler beads, and string it on a zip tie. Then, pull the zip tie closed to make a link.
Step 3: Make Links
Continue this step, and you should have 3 chains: one with 13 links, one with 12 links, and one with 11 links. At this point, you will need 36 small links for this necklace, plus 2 more large ones, which you will get to see in the next step.
Step 4: Make 2 More Links
From there, take 2 more zip ties, and for each one, add 18 beads on them. Then, link each one around the 3 smaller links, one on each side.
Step 5: Add Ribbon
Now, cut 2 pieces of 12" ribbon, and tie them on either side of the necklace.
Step 6: Wear and Enjoy
Now, you can tie it around your neck and enjoy the ultimate colorful neck party!