A while ago my sister gave me the greatest fabric necklace. (thanks again :)
I'll have to share it with you later.
Anyway, it inspired me to make this smaller and sweeter version for my little girl.
(sorry no pics of her wearing it. It's not for lack of trying.)
After a couple weeks of her constantly wearing an old mardi gras/carnival bead necklace- you know the kind they throw at parades, I decided it was time for improvement.
I grabbed some scrap fabric in a very 'little girl' print, cut a strip about 2 inches wide and 30 inches long. Next I sewed it into a long tube, turned it right side out, and slid a 1/2 inch bead inside to the half way point. I tied a knot on each side and continued adding beads and knots till I liked it. I sewed the ends together and it was done! ( and much cuter than the plastic parade necklace).
a couple tips...
-use whatever bead size you like, just make sure your fabric tube is wide enough to fit the bead inside.
- the more beads and knots you add the shorter your necklace will be. So make sure it's not too short to easily fit over your head. The longer your fabric tube, the more options (remember my 30 inch length was for a 1 year old!)
Have fun, there are endless possibilities!
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