I’ve had this Incredible Orbs Anthropologie necklace saved in my “potential diys” folder on my desktop for months and months now. What’s stopped me from making it? Well, at $20, it’s a relatively inexpensive piece to buy …so why wouldn’t you? However, it’s so cute and SO EASY and really, even more inexpensive to make yourself it’s almost a crime not to show you how …not to mention, it’s kind of a perfect little necklace for Spring!
Here’s What You’ll Need…
* 5-7 large Wood Round Beads…You may choose to paint them if you like, I’m using unfinished wood for this project.
* Silk, Chiffon, or Sheer fabric or scarf …you may choose to use ribbon but it won’t give you the fluffiness or raw edges that a sheer fabric or silk will, though could be just as cute.
* Bead Reamer or a stick would even work …something to help push the fabric through.
* I’m using a bit of this sheer animal print that I’ve been wearing as a scarf & alternately using in our game room on our mic stand 😉 Because I’ll only need a few inches of it, I’ll still be able to keep it as a scarf. This is one yard.
* Cut a 1″ slit in your fabric, against the selvage, not parallel to it, about 2-1/2″ wide
* Using your hands, tear the fabric from the slit to the end.
* You’ll get a perfectly straight line and some beautiful fraying of the edge.
* The holes of my beads are fairly small …so using a bead reamer, I pushed the fabric through.
* And pull the fabric through the bead.
* Since I used 5 large beads and 2 small beads, one at each end, I pulled this first bead all the way to the center and created a loose knot on either side.
* Working from the center out to the ends, and using the two smallest beads at each end, I created loose knots and a bit of extra fabric in between each wooden bead.
* Don’t worry about the fraying …that’s the way you want it to look!
* Wear it short, long, or somewhere in between …it’s super easy!
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