May 14, 2010

Silver Ric-Rac and Chunky Bead Necklace & Tickled Pink

Making a Ric-Rac and Chunky Bead necklace for the Kids (or yourself if you fancy the look)

The girls saw the necklace I made and posted about yesterday and went bananas over it. They too wanted something glittery and fun so I decided that it was about time for a beading project with the kids. "Are they old enough?" I asked myself and then I remembered that I once made a ribbon and beads necklace with them without any major disasters, so I charged onward with the project.
First, I rummaged through my sewing scraps and pulled-out some silver Ric-Rac that had just enough sparkle to do the trick.
Then, I found some chunky beads nestled in with other random arts and crafts supplies. Perhaps if you wanted this project to be totally kid-proof and unbreakable, you shouldn't use thick, chunky, breakable beads like the ones I used here. Nevertheless, you'll get the idea from this and then you can use a better version (like wooden or clear plastic).

Next, we strung the beads on the Ric-Rac (Be sure to choose beads with large holes so the stringing is easy), tied knots in-between the beads and voila! Project complete and my campers were happy!

While this project is probably best for children ages 3 and older, I used my littlest tot to model the necklace. She likes to smile for the camera and since she couldn't help with the stringing, at least she could enjoy the end result!

Finished product (left). Be sure to tie knots in-between the beads (right).

Our materials: Ric-Rac and Beads.

p.s. There is no "How To" tutorial for this on my other blog. I thought this post was pretty short and straightforward enough...

I am also tickled beyond measure to be one of the featured "Tickled Pink" blogs by Holly of  504 Main. If you haven't already checked out her super cool blog, you simply must. Holly, who is a busy mom, is also a designer, wedding planner and writer. 504 Main is such a fun stop, full of great links, tips, information and style. I'm thrilled she linked to me today! Stop by her place to see how you can join in the linky-fun, meet some other great bloggers and find some other great blogs and enter for a chance to win a giveaway!

Have a great weekend!

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leigh hewett said...

I LOVE the idea of using ric rac. It looks so sweet and homespun!

Amy said...

Found you through Tickled Pink! What a great blog you have... following!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great idea. I'm going to try it with my daughter soon.

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

That so very pretty. I can do that next time I am watching my friend's little girl. She would love it.

Rebecca said...

I am completely in love with those necklaces! Thanks for sharing!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

First time visitor. What a cute idea in using rick rack for a necklace. I have a ton of different trims. Now my mind is filling up with ideas (so scary! LOL)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your rick rack necklace! I came to visit from 504 Main and I love your blog! Thanks for the great ideas!

Jamie said...

That is so cute! I love it!

Thank you for stopping by and making my SITS day so awesome! :)

Rebecca said...

I linked to your blog today..........!!!!