These DIY Bead Pendant Necklaces are quick and easy, and give you a pretty good bang for your buck. All you have to do is gather a few supplies: metal trays (I get mine on Etsy), E6000 glue, whatever you want to use for the necklace, like a ball chain, rope necklace, or a ribbon, and miscellaneous beads. I used beads that I got in grab bag form from someone who was clearing out her abundant supply. I’ve seen similar bags at garage sales, so that’s a good place to look, too.
Here’s what I did: I played around with the different beads in the different colored trays until I came upon patterns that I liked.
Then I filled the trays with E6000 (filled is a relative term – I put a glob in there and spread it around to all the corners) and put the beads right on top of the glue in the tray. For the square beads, I added some glue to the sides of the beads so they would stick together and have even more support. It was that easy. I let the glue dry for a day and then put my pendants on the necklaces. Here’s how they look:
Thanks for letting me stop by today, Heidi, and for another opportunity to get butterflies!
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