What I Made: Fiesta Necklaces

FSTAHDR

Happy Thursday!

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m that person that constantly says “I could make that!” The first time fiesta necklaces popped up in my Pinterest feed, I knew I wanted some. But when I saw that they were $18 a piece, I knew I wanted to make some.

So what are fiesta necklaces?

As you can see, they’re basically strands of seed beads and tassels.

DSC_0461_large_63b6fdd2-36be-4cda-9877-9ad3a88338d5_1024x1024

(source)

The idea is to wear multiple strands at a time, which creates a super fun look!

Screen_Shot_2016-04-24_at_5.39.37_PM_1024x1024

My goal was to make five necklaces.

Supplies: 

– 2mm Mixed Color Seed Beads (these beads are super tiny, so don’t underestimate how many beads you will need!)

20170327_170329.jpg

– 2mm Gold Seed Beads (I only used a handful of gold beads for each necklace)

20170327_170616.jpg

– Tassels (Although I enjoy making tassels, sometimes it’s nice to have things already made for you. I ordered my tassels online.)

20170327_171217

– Fishing Line (I raided my Dad’s stash!)

– Sewing Needle (don’t worry, no sewing involved!)

– Thread that matches your tassels (don’t stress over this, your thread doesn’t need to be an exact match)

20170328_161515.jpg

Let’s make some necklaces!

To make a necklace 12 inches in length, I cut a piece of fishing line about 28 inches long. I really only needed 24 inches, but I wanted some extra length to work with. I taped one end of my fishing line onto a tray with some washi tape, and then I started to string my beads.

I would use six or seven random colors then one gold bead, another six or seven random colors then two gold beads.

20170425_212928.jpg

I repeated this process until I felt like I had enough beads. After taping the remaining fishing line to the tray, I started to attach the tassels.

20170426_161455.jpg

I mapped out where I wanted my tassels to be, but this is totally optional. You can wing it if you want!

I simply cut a piece of thread, and using my needle, I threaded it through the top of the tassel. Like the fishing line, cut more thread than you need. It’s so much easier that way!

20170426_161536.jpg

20170426_161635.jpg

20170426_161655.jpg

Now I simply spread the beads apart where I want to attach my tassel, and tie it directly onto the fishing line. I tied three knots.

20170426_161608.jpg

20170426_161723.jpg

You can just cut the remaining thread and call it done, but if you want to hide the remaining thread, this is what you do:

Thread the remaining string through your needle (this is why we cut more thread than we need!)

20170426_161751.jpg

Now push your needle through the top of your tassel until you can pull the needle out from the bottom

20170426_161818.jpg

20170426_161848.jpg

20170426_161917.jpg

Trim, and you’re done!

20170426_161942.jpg

Now repeat this process until you have your desired amount of tassels attached to your necklace.

Tie a secure knot, and you’re done! I had my Dad tie my knots for me. He’s a fisherman, so I asked him to do a “sporty fishing knot”. Somehow he knew what I meant!

I really love how they turned out! I think they’re super fun! For $6.54 I was able to make four necklaces (one isn’t pictured), and one bracelet.

20170426_162641.jpg

20170426_162808.jpg

The original source for Fiesta Necklaces is charging $18 for one necklace, but my necklaces cost roughly $1.64 a piece. I call that a deal!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

– Lindsey

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “What I Made: Fiesta Necklaces

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s