September 15, 2012

DIY Anthro Strand Necklace


1 1/2″ Wide Ribbon – 3 1/4 yardsStringing Cord, Small Glass Beads, Large Round Beads – 5/8″ (any type), Crimp Beads – 20, Jump Rings – 6, Thread
Start by stringing your beads. Cut an 11″ piece of stringing cord.  Thread beads onto the cording – it will help control the cording if you thread the loose end through a needle.
Continue threading beads until your cord is about 8 inches. Finish the cording the same way you did the other end, with a crimp bead and jump ring. Cut your cording so you have about one inch left and feed that back through your beads.
Continue adding strands and beads until there are five strands on the jump rings.

Make a second group of five strands.  Link the two strand groups together with a single jump ring on each end. It might seem to have made more sense to added all the strands to one large jump ring but I was afraid that they wouldn’t lay straight – that all those loops on one ring might be too much.
Cut your ribbon into four 28″ pieces. Turn up one end of each of the strips and sew the edge down to hem it, about 1/4″.
Turn the strips right side out.  Press the strips lightly.
Push the ring and strands into the casing so it begins to fold over itself. Work the strand into the casing so the ring is about one inch in. Insert the needle into the casing and bring it out at the point of the hem and ring.
Make a few stitches sewing the ring and hem in place. Knot and clip your thread.
Make a knot in the ribbon casing so that it covers your stitching.
Push one of the beads down that are in your casing already up against the knot. Tie another knot on the other side. Repeat for the last bead. So you should have three knots and two beads between them.
If you’d like the necklace a bit longer, you can just knot the end. I like it shorter so I tied a bow.
Tada! Your Anthro Necklace is finish!
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Shahrzād said...

very nice result!

Iza said...


Fan said...

Nice necklace, nice tutorial! Thank you!
{Fan, by sofan!}

Gloria izquierdo Elizo said...

great diy!

Anonymous said...

very very nice♥

Psycho Cat said...

Wow, looks really nice, great diy!

Iza said...

Wow! Great DIY.
Have a great weekend <3

Veronika said...

great DIY!

Julye said...

so cute !!

shoppanna said...

Great tutorial :) Amazing necklace!

Lubaina E. said...

Love the Colour! :D

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parfums said...

fantastic necklace. nice.
Parfum pas cher

Lauren said...

What a gorgeous necklace! I am so going to make this :)



Savannah said...


violet bee said...

can't wait for make it by myself. so creative <3

Rebeka said...

Beautiful! ♥

blackberryfashion said...

amazing <3

Juliet Polilova said...

great DIY!!! love the necklace!
very nice blog by the way ;)

kisses from Russia,


XxxLoveIsBeautyxxX said...

so creative! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

Stephanie said...

Oh, it's so beautiful!

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

that is so lovely! i love the color.

lindsey louise

NaNa said...

Ooh what a great DIY!! The end result is fantastic <3

Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

eudoraa said...

great tutorial and love the color of it (:

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Chelsea said...

Creative post! That necklace is beautiful!


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Hey Monkey Butt said...

Wow! That's really cool!

Aitana said...

Cute necklace!!!^^


kala said...

Just lovelyyyyy

Eve.H said...

Hi Priscilla, well done! It looks really beautiful and I like the colour ;)
xx Eve.h

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.

xflashinLITESx said...

wow this is good... i like!!