My 3 Monsters: Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace

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12.17.2013

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com
I love these necklaces because the beads look just like little gumballs to me.  They're bright and fun and a little bit preppy, like a more modern take on a classic string of pearls.  Plus it's easy to throw on one of these with jeans, a t-shirt, and ballet flats and look "done-up".  You can whip them up in just a few minutes, too.

Supplies

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com

12-14   1/2-inch round beads
beading string & needle
2 large jump rings
about 1 yard of coordinating ribbon
E6000 glue {optional}

STEP 1:  Tie the end of your string to one of the jump rings.  Knot it several times so it won't come loose.  I even put a dab of E6000 craft glue on there so it wouldn't come undone.  String your beads and knot the other end around the second jump ring, just like the first.  You'll end up with this:

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com

STEP 2:  Cut a piece of ribbon 6-8 inches long, feed the end through one of the jump rings and then knot it.  Pull the knot very tight and add a tiny dab of E6000 glue if you want, just to be safe.

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com
Cut a second piece of ribbon 18-24 inches long, depending on how long you want your necklace to hang.  Do the same thing as before to knot it to the other jump ring.  It should look like this when you're finished:

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com

Step 3:  Tie the two ends of the ribbon together into a bow so that necklace hangs at the desired length.  Trim the ends if you need to. 

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com

That's it!  Really, it only takes about 5 minutes once you get the hang of it.  Think of all the fun color combinations you could make!  Here are a couple of other ones that we made:
Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com

Easy Bubblegum Bead Necklace at my3monsters.com
They're easy to make and inexpensive, so you can make a bunch and have one for every outfit!  Have a great day, friends!

6 comments:

  1. So cute! I think you said your beads are from WholePort. What kind of beads are they exactly? There are so many options on their website, but the ones you used are the look I'm going for.

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    1. Hi Joi! I feel awful! I responded to your earlier comment from my phone, which I have discovered is temperamental about outgoing messages. Obviously it did not go through. Sorry to have left you hanging! I actually got these beads from consumercrafts.com available here:
      http://www.consumercrafts.com/store/browse/catalog/jewelry-plastic-and-acrylic-beads

      I used the 14 mm beads for these necklaces. Thanks for coming back and asking again!

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    2. Thank you so much! (I didn't see my previous comment so I thought maybe mine just didn't go through. Glad I sent it a second time!) I'm looking to do these as a craft with my MOPS group. Consumercrafts.com sells them by the strand. Did you need a whole strand for your necklace?

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    3. Yes, I used a whole strand for each necklace.

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  2. My last two questions, promise! What size jump rings and ribbon did you use? Was it 9mm rings and 5/8" ribbon? Thank you!!

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