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failurebydesign
« on: August 31, 2005 08:09:48 PM »

hey

this is my first time posting a finished project so bear with me!

i was inspired by all those chunky bead necklaces that are everywhere it seems and i really didn't wanna spend 45$ for one so i thought i;d try to make one. i used beads from wal-mart and some elastic cord.

ok so hope all the images show up and i'm sorry if the pics are crappy but i have no clue if i resized everything ok!

here is the necklace on me:




here are a few closer up views:





it was pretty easy and simple to make but i'll give ya'll the gist of it :

**first i cut 2 roughly 70" pieces of elastic cord, folded them in half and then tied an overhand knot (this made a loop for a closure) and you are left with 4 strands to string beads on

**then i started string beads on one strand and tied knots in between sections of beads, continued beading until i felt i should stop and then moved onto the next strands

**when i finished beading all the strands i took two strands and strung a big bead on the end, and then i took the other two and strung a big bead on the end as well (these are for the closure)

** and 2 hours later i had a necklace !! (it was my first beading experience and i was a little slow !)

anyways i made another single strand necklace but haven;t taken any pics yet, i wanted to see how this post turned out!

thanks for looking at my post!

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garyn
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005 08:16:01 PM »

I love it. It's really cute! and it looks like something you would spend 45 dollars on. Great job!!!

Are the beads glass? or plastic? everytime i'm in wal-mart, i see beads that i love, but they are usually plastic, and i'm afraid to make anything with them because i don't want them to look cheap, but if those are plastic, they look really good, glassy even  Wink

anyhow, great job.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005 08:45:07 PM »

i love those! yay for layering! thanks for sharing  Smiley
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jezebel7383
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005 09:06:55 PM »

That is really pretty! I'm impressed that something so pretty started out as WalMart items. Smiley You have a tiny neck, unless it's just the picture skewing it. Smiley
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McJulie-O
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005 09:18:25 PM »

SOOOO good looking! Your black top really shows it off, too.
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failurebydesign
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005 07:23:17 AM »

thanks for the positive feedback!

garyn: the beads are plastic and they're not too cheap looking...i recommend wal-mart beads!

jezebel: haha i've never had someone tell me i have a tiny neck! haha thanks i think?

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005 08:06:31 AM »

wow, that's really cute!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2005 10:31:01 AM »

Tiny necks are a good thing. Cheesy
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smokingmonkey
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2005 11:29:48 AM »

That's a fantastic necklace. I love chunky stuff - I always have a problem in bead shops that I can't find anything *big* enough.
Since I've got a personal boycott against Wal-Mart, I may have to get my butt in gear and start making big beads in resin, 'cos that necklace is beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005 07:42:31 PM »

simply beautiful! i love the way the colours clash. chunky beads rule!!! good girl for wearing a plain black top with that necklace. its too cute to be overshadowed by other colours or other accessories!! Grin
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