20 Jan 2012
I went to the craft store this week and found all their Christmas stuff at ridiculously low prices. I hadn’t come looking for it, but I was very happy to get a star for the top of our tree for next year for 59 cents! I was also excited to find these huge long strands of wooden bead garlands (the picture above shows just one of the two strands I bought). They were marked down to $1.49, but when I checked out, they rang up at 99 cents: I love it when that happens! These are great quality beads, and I got busy making necklaces with them!
I decided to string them on a simple ribbon, so I just taped around the edge of the ribbon to get it through the holes in the beads more easily. When I was finished stringing the beads, I painted over the ends of the ribbon with clear nail polish to prevent fraying.
I decided not to fill the ribbon with beads, but to let the ribbon show on either side. I have another necklace on a ribbon like this, and I love the adjustable length of it! That’s it: a quick, easy, and inexpensive project 🙂