Wow. I know I say this all the time, but seriously...IT. HAS. BEEN. CRAZY. I have literally had NO time, what-so-ever, to post! I have projects piled up, ready to go out, but haven't had a moment. The end of May is a ridiculously busy time of year for me. As a 5th grade teacher, by day, my team has had to plan a promotion ceremony and promotion dance. Plus, Cash's birthday is coming up, so I had to whip up some invites to send out, AND the hubz and I have been attacking that "honey do" list for the house. Yikes. The dance was last night (pics to come) and promotion will be Monday. Hopefully, I will be able to relax a bit and enjoy this late spring weather.
Ok, so on to today's post. I have been eying these types of necklaces since last summer/fall. It's about time I take action. :) Here we go.
What you need:
* Strips of material, about 2 inches wide. Fold in half and iron, so it's about 1 inch. (Or 1 inch ribbon.)
* beads (need to be about the width of your folded fabric.) I had this old necklace I picked up at a yard sale years ago. I took it apart, and used the creamy beads.
What to do:
Ok, so you have your fabric cut into a long strip, folded, and ironed. ( You may need to have a second strip to attach later if your original fabric strip isn't super long....I did.)
*Leaving a few inches at the end, fold strip into two pleats and stitch through.
*Feed bead onto needle, and stitch through.
*Add two more pleats to the other end of the bead and stitch through. Then stitch back through both sets of pleats and the bead.
*If you have a super long strip, then you just tie off your ends. I had to cut another strip in half, then use those two pieces to knot my ends.