Hi there! I’m Betsy and I blog over at AnnaNimmity.com. Mostly I blog about crafts, but I sprinkle in a bit of family life and a few vintage things, like Salty Saturday where I feature a new set of vintage salt and pepper shakers each week. I am so excited to be guest posting here today. There are butterflies in my stomach as I write this. Maybe it’s because Heidi was the first blogger to feature one of my projects last summer. It’s only fitting then, that my first guest post should be on The Frugal Girls, too!
These 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!