No word of a lie, while shopping not long ago I came across these almost-exact baubles in one of my favourite high end department stores. After a case of sticker shock, I slowly backed away but I haven't been able to get them out of my mind ever since. They're incredibly fun, and would instantly add a touch of wow factor to any ol' outfit. So when our in-house DIY dream girl came up with these guys it was all I could do to not jump up and down. Grab the full how-to below!
Wooden beads in various sizes
Wooden doll heads for extra large size (available at an arts & crafts store)
Opaque tights (we got ours at Target)
Fishnet tights (we got ours at Target)
Neon string (available at Home Depot)
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Cut off one leg of the tights. Cut a 3" wide strip that runs the length of the leg.
Place a bead in the center of the leg and place a dot of hot glue on the bead. Press one side of the fabric into the glue. Place another dot of glue on top of that fabric and press the other side into that, so that the bead is totally covered by the fabric.
Tie a knot as close to the bead as possible on both sides of the bead. Continue adding beads on each side, varying the size as you go and knotting the tight between beads.
You can add beads to the full length of the necklace and leave a short amount of tight to use as the ties, or you can transition to string. To transition, tie the string to the last knot on the beaded section. Cut a new length of string and wrap it tightly around the knot & the string to make the transition a little smoother. Use hot glue to secure the string in place as you wrap.
You can make the necklace a little fuller by adding mini strands to the main strand. Cut a shorter piece of tight, repeat steps 2 & 3, and tie onto the knots between beads on the main strand.
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