I specifically wanted to make a necklace that would match my outfit in the morning, and there was no way I was going to postpone wearing that outfit to another day, because I already had it all picked out! Do you know how much planning goes into picking out a Sunday outfit? (Okay, actually this one didn't take much planning. It was just a dress.)
Get yo' supplies! My supplies included:
Pearly white beads, different sizes
Green acrylic paint (or whatever color you want)
Elmer's liquid glue (not pictured)
Clear stretch cord
Round acrylic paintbrush.
Foam flower (not pictured)
Itty bitty glass beads in a color that goes with the paint
My supplies did NOT include:
White acrylic paint. Why I put it in the picture, I don't know. But give me a little grace here - it was like 11:30 by this point, probably. I was tired.
*Actually the first thing I did for this project was fiddle and tinker and mess around with different things to use for the necklace, until I found these beads, and was like, "Ah, perfecto! I shall use them, with Rebecca's permission because they belong to her!"
Alright, alright, alright (watch the video. The whole thing, but especially 29 seconds in). When they are all painted (and dry), mix together a wee bit of water with more than a wee bit of glue, and glaze every bead. This is to minimize the chance that the paint will come off (refer to bottom of post for some important words on this topic).
*I'm not saying it is my favorite letter. I don't think I have a favorite. But obviously it's gonna be one of my favorites.
After all that, the necklace wasn't long enough with only the painted beads, so, for like the tenth time, I took them off the elastic (but made sure they stayed in the right order), and I put a little bitty glass bead in between each painted bead.
*I don't make jewelry. I don't own beading supplies. My sister doesn't often make jewelry either. But she has beading supplies.
Needless to say, I was PUT. OUT. Yes, it pains me to tell you. Probably it never would have happened if I was carefuller in how I packed them. So just keep that in mind if you make this necklace, and pack it carefully!
P.S. If you noticed that there are three places in this post where there should be a space, know that I know, and it bothers me to death too, but it won't let me add spaces there! If you know what's going on and how to fix it, plz holp.